Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Lost has been Found

The last time that I was in Duluth I purchased a cone of "bottom line" thread by Superior Threads.  I really liked it and had wound a few bobbins to use.  When my son moved out a few months ago and I moved my sewing room upstairs, I realized that the cone was missing.  We searched everywhere and could not find it.  Our son had 2 cats and we thought that maybe they had knocked it onto the floor so I even got down on my hands and knees to look under the shelving units that were in my old space.

It really makes you wonder how one
could lose something this large.

I tried to let it go but kept looking for that elusive cone.  

At the beginning of the new year I usually sort out the scraps that have accumulated over the past year and put them into their respective bins.  Every thing is colour coded so that when I want a small piece of fabric I can just go to the appropriate bin and find it.

I have a nice shelving unit to store my bins.

some of my scraps

More scraps.

Well, I couldn't believe it.  I opened up the dark blue bin and yelled to YKW to come into my sewing room.
There was the cone of thread, in all its glory, in the bin.  I must have put it there when we were moving me upstairs and forgot about it.  What a relief to finally find it.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Quilt Therapy Thursday

What a busy week we had, so today we are ready to put things together. 

Pierina has finished all her trees
and she had squared them up.
All ready to sew them together in strips.

Maria was able to sandwich her star burst
and is now quilting it.

Joyce received a kit for Christmas. 
She had cut out the pieces for the cushion
and we completed the applique.
Now she is ready to stitch it onto the top.

I am making another bag so I was piecing the
front design together.
This is the Quilter's Carry-All
from Thimbleberries.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Three more Blocks finished

I finished the last of the Sentimental Stitches blocks.  This is one block I am not fond of.  Glad it is finished.

There were too many small pieces on this block to match up.

I also did the January blocks from Craftsy.  The link is on the sidebar.  These were fun blocks to do.  I had never done them before and I liked that at the end you squared them up so they turned out not too bad.

The Asterick Block and the Wonky Pound sign.
The pound sign is also called an

Now I have to work on my monthly mini for January a snowman.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Block of the Month

I have decided this month to do some Blocks of the Month and have posted the links on the sidebar.  I have completed one Block from Morning Glory Designs.

Big Red

Sentimental Stitches BOM's first installment is 6 blocks and I have completed 5 of them.

I am making it scrappy, the green on the right
at the bottom is for the 6th block.

These will probably all end up as donation quilts and help me use up some of my fabrics in my stash.  I came across a few other pattern that I may also add in later when I get a few of my kits finished that are waiting patiently in my bins.