Working on my “Scrap Vortex” and I have enough blocks for almost two quilts! I’m going to have to make some more red and green blocks because the thing got so big I had to stop at a point where I can get a batting long enough to use!
My Tula Pink City Sampler blocks are all done. Now that one quilt is off the design wall I can put that up.
It is a cold, windy, snowy day here in Maine. The snow has been falling all day long, strong winds whipping it sideways across the yards. I haven’t been out at all. Tomorrow will bring lots of shoveling out for us. But I used the time for a “Sewing Marathon” and. besides the Scrap Vortex, I got a good start on a mini quilt for the MQG mini swap that is due to go to my partner next month. There is a corner of one of the blocks (not sewn together yet) pictured above.
I was cleaning out my store room off my sewing studio and am amazed at the fabrics I have up there. I’d like to say I’m not going to buy anymore this year–but I know better. I was listening to PBS radio yesterday and two women were discussing their “no buying year” and what that accomplished for them. One limited it to no shoes, bags, clothing. That seems do-able to me and I’d like to try. No promises to myself, but I have already found myself asking myself if I really do need that sweater I saw in a catalog today–and I realized, no. Lets see how long I can go!
I have done a considerable amount of ridding myself of so many of the “things” I have accumulated over the years that I don’t need, don’t have room for, don’t use anymore, etc. There is still plenty left, but it is getting easier to “let go.”
Time to go watch a movie with husband.