Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's a Girl Gotta do to Fondle some Fabric??!??

Like every quilter, I am always trying to fit fabric fondling into my daily schedule.  For a while, I was getting up at the buttcrack of dawn, making a cup of coffee, and spending some time in the sewing room before I hit the showers for work.  But now the buttcrack of dawn has been alloted to the gym or a spin class.  Not that I mind, sometimes that's the highlight of my day! But where to fit in the fondling??? Hmmmmm.  In trying to keep some of my New Year's resolutions, I have decided a little multitasking might work. I know that I can't do any serious sewing after dinner. That has been tried and proved disasterous. (read lots of unsewing).  Seww,  I thought that perhaps a little stash management and TV watching with hubby might work.

I am hoping that THIS MESS

 might turn into something a bit more organized.  I have pulled this scrap basket down to the TV room with my ironing board, cutting mat and rotary cutter. While watching mindless TV, I hope to fill the bucket below with strips for string blocks.
 and the bigger stuff will be cut to go into my scrap drawers ala Bonnie Hunter. 
Once this project is done, I plan on trying to do some simple sewing, like mastectomy pillows for my community project, string blocks and maybe precut some new projects to work on.  Will see where this goes!! 

Wish me luck!

Monday, January 23, 2012

I'M BACKKKK experimenting with ipad blogging

Yes, I have been away for quite some time. But I am hoping that with my new toy I will catch the blogging bug again. Any of you out there that are blogging from your ipad, let me know what app you are using ,if you like it and which to avoid. I am using a free one now but would buy one that is good and works with Blogger.
Just got back from our annual January quilt retreat which was very fun.
Lots to share if this works out. Til then

QUILT TIL YOU WILT (and no running with your rotary cutter!) :)

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