Monday, October 18, 2010
"Stash Isn't My Problem!"
Saturday I spent much of the day sewing with friends. It was a superproductive day for me -- I had several UFOs with just a little bit needed and I managed to get the borders on a couple of projects, the setting corners on one, the rows sewn together for another, and borders determined for another. For my Sister's Choice scrappy CW quilt, I'd brought along what I thought was going to be the right border and it was totally not the right border. A red/brown CW print was recommended by my colleagues and I blithely said, "Well, I don't have much of a stash so that will have to wait for a shopping excursion to Sauder's." This led to a discussion of stash and I steadfastly maintained that "Stash isn't my problem; UFOs are my problem."
When I got home, while digging in the cupboard for something else I found a red and brown CW flatfold I'd picked up at Sauder's a year or so ago and it is exactly right for Sister's Choice! (I still don't think I have much of a stash, though.) Sat with the Phillies on Saturday night; while they struggled with score issues, I struggled with cutting a bazillion pieces for the first block of Primitive Garden which I'd bought a few years back and rediscovered last month. This project is fast on its way to be renamed "Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time."
Sunday afternoon's task was making the binding for Twelve Oaks (out of the failed Sister's Choice border fabric, no less) and machining it on and getting one side hand stitched while the Phillies won! Such a nice weekend!
Started the week off by choosing a winner for that "something purty" pattern and it is:
Susan who said,
"Looks like a great pattern to use up my scraps to make a quilt to donate to my guild's comfort quilt charity."
So, Susan, honey, get me your mailing address and I'll send it off to you tomorrow and you can get started makin' something purty.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Monday, October 18, 2010