This can't be winter. Mother Nature is all confused! We were out in T-shirts at the park in 70 degree weather just a few days ago.
You will all think I am crazy, but I like to feel the cold air on my face when I walk the dog - it's invigorating! Shores up the constitution and all that. LOL - I've been watching some British murder mysteries on Netflix, can you tell?
Guess what! I got to the machine two days this week - Sunday afternoon and Friday night. Here's what I did last Sunday as DS pulled out his new toys.
All the fabric is from my stash. I just couldn't bring myself to use too much of that estate sale fabric for his bags - just too ugly. However, he liked the green. The rest came out of the stash box. They are all slightly different sizes so I'll guess that the larger ones each averaged about a fat eighth while the two smaller ones together make up another fat eighth.
This is the reason I haven't gone through and cut up all my scraps Bonnie Hunter style. I like to make little bags, pouches, etc. "One of these days" I will cut up the ugly stuff first and leave the novelties as they are for a while longer.
That same day, I did .... -mending-. Uggh - that dreaded word. "Well, you sew, can't you fix my jeans?" Aye, aye, aye! "I don't sew, I quilt!"
However, my mom does sew, not quilt. For Christmas she made me this jacket using silk that my in-laws gave me last year. My FIL brought it home to his mother after he'd been on Okinawa when he was in the Marines circa 1959.
Have you made out your UFO list? I have a notebook where I jot down lists of projects "to quilt," "tops to finish," "blocks to finish for tops," and then all those projects that are sitting with fabric and pattern together waiting "to be cut." I won't bore you with my list except to say that I have 7 projects to quilt and bind and about 10 to cut.
Friday night I got a great start on one of them:
During the Christmas madness in our house, we had one day "off" and I put 3 of these hexies together after a long session at the gym.
Here are the ones I did in December for the Inchy Hexagon Swap.
A great effort has been made on my part to stay out of quilt shops right now. I have unsubscribed to many shop e-newsletters and deleted others without looking. If I need to buy fabric fabric it will probably be neutrals or others needed to specifically finish a project. My mantra is, "do you need that fabric to finish a project, do you need that fabric to finish a project, ..."
Used this week: 0.5
Used year to date: 0
Added this week: 0
Added year to date: 0
Net used for 2012: 0.5
Voila'! I'm on the plus side!! (it's the little things, isn't it?)
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Have a great week!!