Wednesday, July 8, 2009

This and That

For the last few days I really have not done any machine sewing.  I have worked on my EPP hexagons and my cross stitch but I have not been in the mood to “sew” sew.

When I get into these moods I like to just work in my sewing room: cleaning of tabletops, putting fabric away and reorganizing overflowing areas.  Here is a little show and tell:


This is my scrap basket.  Anything too small or odd shaped to fold gets thrown in on the basket.  I think it is time to sort through and get it somewhat under control.  I may cut it into 2 1/2” strips and 5” squares to start.  I guess I have a topic for my “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” theme.

About a month ago, I ordered some linen from Japan though Etsy:


I really love it.  The solid I bought in NY last year.  I think I am going to make some fabric boxes for my sewing room.  I wish I could find some nice linen locally.

Yesterday, I went to my LQS to match a fabric for my hexies.  I found exactly what I wanted!!  I was so excited, I bought this:


Right now I am planning a log cabin and using this fabric for the dark and some of my off white fabrics for the lights.

Last year I re-organized my sewing room and I am happy to say that I have been keeping it up.  I have added new fabrics and I am really running out of room but so far it is still working:



But here is the scary part.  Most of my fabric is wrapped onto comic book cards so that they stack nicely and are easy to pull out of stash.  I have gone through 400 so far and as you can see, not all my fabric is wrapped.  That means I have more that 400 pieces of fabric!!

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Michelle said...

I love the fabric for your hexies. How do you wrap your fabric around the comic book cards?

Khris said...

This is orgnanised....very impressive Diane...hugs Khris