But this is my life, my livelihood—a huge part of who I am and this is the way I work.
I’m organizing things a bit better as I go, but one thing is for certain, I don’t think I can sew up the scraps fast enough to make a dent! There are more crumbs and strings than I thought ----I love crumb and string quilts, so the HAVING is not a problem…..or maybe it is!
Perhaps there will be String Fling II, III, IV & V because something has to be the drive to keep sewing it up!
For what it’s worth –I am probably MORE in love with my variety of scraps and strings than I am of the yardage on the shelves or the Fat Quarters in the bins –the challenge to me is how to use such seemingly useless pieces….I love small piecing, always have---and I love big quilts with lots of small pieces, and therein lies the challenge --- the TIME it takes to piece large quilts from small pieces.
Above is the stack of crumb strips I worked on this morning – I was up early to get the post going for East Street Part 1, and I could sit and sew and not wake anyone else up. This quilt has a NAME that just popped into my head: “Trash Can Sally!” ((Of course, sang to the tune of MUSTANG SALLY don’t you know!?)) It will grow to be a quilt some day some how.
I have a confession----Missy The Magic Bus is going to have to go have a bit of a timing adjustment. She’s been skipping stitches, and I don’t know how to fix that. I can monkey with top tension and bobbin cases, but after changing the needle, re-threading 14 times and pulling my hair out --- she needs a bit of tweaking. I carefully put her back in her box and I’ll take her to the fix-it guy on Monday. There was no way in heck I was going to venture out this weekend. Even if I did, I doubt she’d get worked on TODAY.
Moving back in!
The new baseboard is up, and I spent time today painting window trim and door trim in prep for putting in a new door.
The longarm side!
Bins and bins and bins and bins and bins……I can’t add any more bins, I’m out of room under that table!
Someone commented last night that they are afraid I’m not going to like my carpet. I LOVE THIS CARPET! Yes, it will show lint and thread --- and those yellow headed pins will be VERY EASY TO SEE when I drop them from the long arm to the floor. It vacuums up SO easily and looks great. That old Berber stuff I had? No matter HOW often I vacuumed it, it always looked grungy. I do not want wood or tile or laminate under my feet. I like the comfort of carpet and the ease of running a vacuum to pick up thread snips. I’m excited about my new floor. It suits the way I live. And I can live with lint and dog ears and thread.
For those asking questions on the carpet, It’s made by Shaw Industries and I got it at Liberty Salvage building materials in Winston Salem. It’s a surplus type store, so what they have they have, and who knows what they’ll get next and who knows if more will be available. I did take a picture of the barcode on the box:
I know I had mentioned that we might do Quilt-Cam tonight – but I’ve got too far to go yet to be ready, and I’ll be too far worn out by the time 9pm comes along. Perhaps Sunday afternoon if not tomorrow evening? We are working like crazy bees over here putting it all back together!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!