Monday, December 31, 2018

2019 - Bring It On

I am looking forward to a new year and my primary goal is to make Pigs Fly!  Pigs as in Projects in Grocery Sacks.  Now I don't ever keep anything in a grocery sack, but I have a lot of totes full of them.  These by the machine are blocks ready for a flimsy assembly or top needing a final border -borders, yuck.

The right shelf unit holds many totes and boxes of the same thing.  Most of these are products of those darn squirrels that take me away from finishing.

This monstor is always staring me in the face.  This is a cute laundry bag that now holds my 'gifted' scraps.  His belly is so stuffed that he won't stay fastened to the hanger from all that weight.  The kitty food bag a friend made for me and that holds all of my scraps of white, w/w, muslin, lights.  These yellow companions are going to feed on of my RSC19  projects.  Debbie of Stitchin' Therapy showed this Chandelier Block and I fell in love.  Then  Gene Black did a mock up of it with a dark background.  I may have to make two quilts - maybe it will empty that monster.

Oh, the big totes in the back ground need serious taming as well.  Behind the monster the clear tote has cut  batting (that huge box with roll is now gone).  Those are for the quilts in the other clear tote - waiting to be quilted.  The dark totes - one holds my minky, plushy, flannels and the other holds all my extra wide backings.

And I seem to have a lot of bags full of bags.  I get them from my gifting scrap folks.  I think I need to put them in the shop and let people take them.

The left shelving unit is a little dismal, but you can see my shoe box totes are rather stuffed and they will be tamed with RSC as well - some color quilts for future donations.  My books are usually neat, but I was looking thru them to pull one for the up coming Hop.  The top shelf is my yardage whites and shirtings and I use them a lot thru a year.  The second shelf is my 'yardage' - yes, laugh.  I am thinking about Spring there will be a need to hit up a LQS 'buy the bolt' sale to restock this.

The white rolling unit to the side (there is two) are my SIL's things and that area needs some work as well.

I like to participate in the many Hops thru the year as it is great for inspiration, new creativity, and stretching the boundaries.  Working on finishing up my Black & White project.  Also, with these Hops I hope to share more tutorials as it has been a while.

I am going to try and avoid those wonderful QALS, but will always add them to the sidebar for someone else to enjoy.  Those Squirrels are going to be chased away.  I heard someone fall of their chair.  NO it is all about the PIGS for 2019.

My you all have a safe and Happy New Year,
Sewingly Yours,


Karen M said...

Good luck getting through all of those PIGS! You have your work cut out for you.

Debbie said...

Love those yellow monsters of yours! Stuffed full they could give nightmares. LOL. I am excited to see what you do with the Chandelier Bead block. May all pigs fly soon!

Debi said...

LOL, loved your post. I might have to join you in working on some of my pigs!

tink's mom said...

Love how you are so basically organized. I'm not sure if I'm happy you shared those two links about the chandelier block. Went for a peek and fell in love with the dark backed one. Oh well, gotta start the new year somewhere. ;-}

Kevin the Quilter said...

LOL! What a fun post! Happy New Year Sharon!

Kate said...

Good luck with your scrap reduction goals. You can keep the squirrels at bay, but it's not easy. Squirrels are very tenacious. Hope you are having a happy New Year.

kiwikid said...

Happy 2019, good luck with the scrap reduction.

Michele said...

You always find great ways to use your scraps and I'm sure 2019 won't be any different.

MissPat said...

Happy New Year. Looks like you have your work cut out for you (well some of it is cut out). I need to finish up some WIPs, but keep finding new squirrels to chase. I'm also going to copy Debbie's Chandelier Beads. I'm going to take inventory of the RSC projects and see what can be moved to completion thus year.


KatieQ said...

Happy New Year! I really love the yellow monster scrap bag. That's what I need to scare myself into using up more of my scraps. Do you really think you will be able to resist joining a quilt along this year? Some of the new ones look very tempting.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I always check out your sidebar to keep up with hops thanks for doing that. Thanks for the tour of your stash and continue to enjoy your stash busting....Happy new year to you as well. :)V

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I would love to see Pigs Fly....grin. Especially the wild ones around here. Happy New Year!

gayle said...

Best of luck with those PIGs!
And those chandelier bead blocks really are tempting, aren't they? (Uh oh. I feel another start coming on...)