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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

What's on my Clutter Table?

My friend Penny showed off her Cutting Table earlier this week - so I decided I might as well be brave and show the true state of mine today. LOL

So, what is all that clutter? Well, it's some fabric I'm sorting, and some frogging to be done, and a pattern I'm following for a wedding quilt.

And for those Trekkers out there - yes, that's Quark's head you see sticking up at the back. It's a bank. I'm saving my pennies for my dream sewing room. And it's going to take a LONG time. :)

So - what's on your cutting table today?

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Stash, Take Two

So, the response to my previous post made me wonder - what is the strangest place that you have used to stash fabric?

And is there a room in your house where you *haven't* stashed any fabric?

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


I'm curious. Is it called a "stash" because sometimes we hide it in unlikely places? It's amazing what I can find when I do some reorganizing.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Block Swap

I've just about finished the blocks for a swap that I suggested. And I think it may be the last swap in which I ever participate.

It's not that I don't like swaps. I love the idea. But the truth is, I am TERRIBLE at piecing. I thought perhaps I might improve with time, but that doesn't seem to be the case. And it's bad enough when I'm making small quilts to donate to the animal shelter - although cats and dogs don't seem to care what something looks like. But when I have to share my work with other quilters - it's distressing. I've spent what many people might consider an enjoyable day piecing blocks in my sewing room. Instead, I feel upset - my shoulders are tight and tense, and I'm wishing I hadn't suggested the swap in the first place.

I'll finish the blocks, and I'll send them off. And I'll feel like I've accomplished something - as small as it is. But I'm feeling guilty about the quality of my work, and I'll probably post an apology to the group in a day or so.

I guess I should go find some cheese to go with my whine.

Happy quilting.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Wednesday Again

It's September - where on earth did the summer go?

So - what's on my cutting table? A pile of fabric - mostly fat quarters. And I can't show you this time - on the off chance that someone else in the swap will see my blog before the swap actually takes place.

I've been in a bit of a slump lately. I don't feel inspired to start anything new or different, and I've been putting off cutting the fabric for the current swap - just in case I don't do it right. (Yes, I know - that's not a good excuse.) Maybe working on these squares will get me going again.

On a brighter note - George seems to have recovered from his illness. He's back to asking to be picked up, and begging for treats. Dufus got ill shortly afterwards. We're suspecting a recurrence of a corona virus for both of them. But he's back to normal too - so for the moment - the furbabies all seem well. And a purring cat is a cure for just about anything.

Happy quilting!