Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bonus Room Cleaning

Today in Georgia we have hunkered down for rain and winds.  They are saying we could have up to 5 inches of rain over the next several days.  I have no appointments so I will be at home and have the opportunity to get caught up on some house cleaning and may a little sewing.

My upstairs bonus room use to be my sewing room and I loved having a designated space to call my own.  But the children became concerned with me having to climb the stairs and I converted one of the downstairs bedrooms into a “downstairs” sewing room.  The bonus room became the dump room after that move.  Everything that did not have a designated place to go was “dumped” upstairs.  Fabric was everywhere up there and I finally got tired of trying to fine what I wanted.  This week I cleaned up my fabrics that were not in bins or storage bins.  Absolutely amazing what I found that I had forgotten that I had purchased.  Now the fabrics are sorted by color or projects and the bonus room is looking so much better organized.  Not perfect, but better.

Today I hope to get started on a new quilt project.  Will keep you posted.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Domestic Machine Quilting Tutorial

Amanda Jean at crazymomquilts.blogspot.com is starting a tutorial on quilting with a  domestic machine.  She is a wonderful quilter and I am looking forward to learning her quilting techniques. 

Machine quilting is something I really want to learn and I know she will be a great teacher. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Scrappy Quilt Time

I know I have to be the worst of bloggers.  Yet I love reading other blogs and gain so much information and knowledge from them.

 It is spring/summer time and the yard is demanding this time of the year and that is where I have spent lots of my time the past few weeks.  Leaves needed blowing to the back of the woods and weeds alway need my attention.  My major project this year was to plant new shrubs in front of my house and that has been done.  My next yard project is to thin out my daffodils and move most of them to another location in the yard.

I finished piecing a top and it will be quilted next.  It is the navy scrappy star pattern from a Crafty pattern.  Now I am working on another scrappy star quilt and making the 8 pointed star.  The scrapes were taking over my sewing room.

I hope you had an inspirational and happy Easter weekend and I wish you happy quilting.  And I will try to post to my blog more often.