Sunday, March 02, 2008

Stashbusting Report

LOOKIE WHAT'S FINALLY HOME!!!!!!!~ After a long vacation (she had quite the adventure. Sitting in the back of my friends truck for a few days. Then she came back home for a short rest before enjoying the mess that is Ms. A's car. After a refreshing visit at the sewing machine spa where she was properly fix, cleaned and oiled she went back to Ms. A's apt. She waited patiently for me to arrive to pick her up. She was so delighted when the zipper of her carrier opened and I gently caressed her. Imagine the horror she must have felt when I forgot her behind the recliner!!! There she sat for many weeks before she had another trip in Ms. A's car. She waited patiently in the parking lot in San Antonio before I finally put her into my trunk. Two months later she is finally at home and in her bed!) Although my machine is finally home, I haven't really felt like sewing too much so I did this.......


Ya gotta admit it looks wayyy better than the photo below! I've been reading for years about folding fabric around a ruler and by gum! It works! It really does look so much better. I culled my fat quarters and pieces that I can cut down. I then neatened up my individual color scrap boxes (odd sized pieces that are not cut up into strips. Many times I need these for applique or a project)
















In In the process of straightening my shelves and individual color boxes, look what I discovered. Fat quarters! Lots of fat quarters! Every time I see a pattern that says use X number of FQ, I think, hmmm....I don't have FQ, I'll have to cut yardage.....WRONG! This is only 3 colors (plus the few FQ I'd had set aside originally) Good thing I have another of these boxes!!!
Here are the projects I finally finished this week. Soon I should have an explosion of finishes. I just really don't like to count them until they are done done. But you should note that I nearly have the back finished on the last "never ending Mary Engelbrieght fabric." After that it is borders on Ms. S's anniversary quilt and then.......loads to finish, loads to finish!


These were supposed to be finished in FEB!








I am so tickled that I finished the spring stitchery BEFORE fall! I'm nearly done with the summer one!!!! WhOOO HOOO! One of my friends kindly but in that talking to a 2 yr. old tone, informed me that I was not using the right stitch on this. I am here to tell you whooooo cares! I've always done the backstitch. I was told that I should be doing the stem stitch. Well, I went off and refreshed myself on the stem stitch wondering how I'd begun the backstitch in the first place. I then went to the LQS and discovered that all of her samples were backstitch!!! SO UM! (tongue sticking out!) It makes no difference what stitch I want to use!!!! I do like the look of the stem stitch and my summer stitchery will use it but I will NOT be bullied again!!

3 comments:

Teresa said...

WTG...great job. I love your sewing machine. I go into our store here and caress the one there about once a month. Maybe someday, when I retire...that will be my gift to myself.

Teresa said...

WTG...great job. I love your sewing machine. I go into our store here and caress the one there about once a month. Maybe someday, when I retire...that will be my gift to myself.

loulee1 said...

I read somewhere that you could use stem or backstitch. So keep on back stitching!
You did a great job on the tidy up, and some finishes too. :-)

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