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Saturday, February 16, 2008
Fondling Fabric :c)
I'm feeling kind of punky today! Woke up with an elephant on my chest, a stuffy head and a bit achy all over. I think I'm coming down with something :c( So...today is a take it easy day. I went back to bed around 10am and slept until 1:30pm! I guess I needed it.
I am puttering down in the studio today! The whole basement is mine, and it is divided into two halves...one half has my sewing/quilting space...but it is kind of long and narrow, so the other half has my fabric cupboards against one wall. There is good light there, so I am also planning on putting a cutting table out there. Right now I have one of those folding tables with adjustable legs set at the highest height, just right for measuring and refolding fabric to put in the cabinets!
Just like everything else being unpacked here, I am being ruthless with my fabrics in some ways. If it is less than 1/2 yard, it either goes into the FQ's....or is going into the "use it up" pile for cutting into strips/squares/bricks, to be used as scrappy backings, or in charity quilts. It isn't that I don't like these fabrics, it's just that they need to be pieced up so I can move on to newer fabrics!
There is nothing else to tell you just how much you have like MOVING HOUSE! Is it possible to feel so blessed and a bit embarrassed at the same time with all this over abundance?
I also feel extremely blessed by the Carolina Crossroads mystery group! They have been spoiling me with welcome-home squishies!~I am awe4d and flabbergasted. Each envelope has a siggie block, and/or a corner 9 patch block from the quilt. I'll have to put them in a project in commemoration! My mind is working on it already. Thank you ladies so much for your kindness! It has made relocating just a bit more fun having squishies show up daily in my snail mail box!
Tonya over at Lazy Gal Quilting also informed me that she is hosting a "house warming" party for my new house! I am so tickled! Thank you Ton!! What fun!
I will use these blocks in charity quilts, but would love your permission to keep a few of them for class samples in my teaching! Of course this is all optional. I don't want to feel like I'm tooting my own horn here, it was Tonya's idea and she asked me if I would like to invite you all to the house warming party too, just in case you don't make it to her blog to find the invitation :c)
So back to the fabrics! I have unpacked one box of shirtings so far....I've petted and refolded each one! This is where I was feeling that sense of overwhelming over abundance! And dreaming of the quilts these fabrics will go in to.
I've moved on to the blues...this is going to be a long process! But feeling punky, it's the perfect job for today.
Go pet your fabric! Appreciate all you have and all it will become!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 4:04 PM