As I write this, February 2, 2015, it is snowing as hard as it did a week ago. I think this picture of Jim says a whole lot and…this was last week!
WHERE TO PUT IT!!
Sandy shared how she has been re-doing her sewing area. When asked to describe what it looked like (past tense) she said…”the room looked like it threw-up.” Now that is a description. Following are pictures of how Sandy has re-organized.
Notice the spring rods in the bookshelf. They hold fusible web, freezer paper, etc. Sandy even has tags to describe what is on the rod. Great idea!!
Most of us use a surge protector power strip and have to stoop down to turn it off. Sandy found this container at the $ store, cut out the end, hung it on her wall above the ironing board with the “Command” hooks. Now she just has to push the button on/off!
Sandy has her pre-cuts in one of the twelve drawers.
She makes use of different containers…I think something like cream puffs come from the frozen food dept…perfect for nicely folded fat quarters. No, the cream puffs are gone.
I was witness to what the closet “used” to look like….kind of like how Sandy described her quilt space…
These shelves were found and put up. Clear canning jars hold threads, which used to be hidden in drawers, baskets with threads on cones, rulers hung for quick access. Good job Sandy!!
Mb sent a few pictures of how she keeps her threads. Plastic is sewn together and she can insert the threads for safe keeping, dust free and easily accessible.
SHOW AND TELL
Stephanie with her Menorah quilt and
Kingfisher bird with fish in it’s beak. Very clever.
Pat with her hand made scarf. Anne typing in notes and Jim observing it all
Anne quilted this on her Sweet Sixteen…a panel quilt of Elsa and Anna from Frozen.
This panel is made of fleece.
Carol (hiding behind the quilt) shared this scrappy quilt she made. It was a block of the month quilt and the first time Carol inserted “piping” around the border. It is called Amish with a Twist. Her son will get this quilt.
Lots of beautiful quilting.
Annick with a twist on a double wedding ring. This was made to commemorate her and Robert’s 10th wedding anniversary.
Annick made this award winning challenge quilt …in a negative “film” format (note the sprockets on each side). She used yarn for the tree.
Kim’s little winter mug rug and…
…matching table runner.
Kim embroidered, by hand, this cute little piece.
Anne shares her quilt for a young friend.
She is making a top from her mother’s down comforter…
An eBay find made of squares and half square triangles! What a find.
Marie’s finished braided table runner made from one of Jenny’s patterns. Just click on the link. I used the mini-half hex.
Falling Triangles…another MSQ pattern and sooooo easy! I made this for my niece upon her graduation after a long fight with drug addiction. The triangles represent how scattered life can become but through the grace of God and hard work, the pieces get pulled together in a beautiful design. Life is surrounded and bound by the love of family and friends.