Sunday, 23 September 2007

A good sortout and a giveaway !

No - it is not a special 50th or 100th post or anything like that but all will be revealed soon.

Yesterday I dragged my lovely DH down to that fabric warehouse I've spoke about before. I know how to tempt him there now - they make a lovely bacon buttie - lol. So while him and Patrick fill their faces I'm off and running. They had some great stuff there and I came away with about 12 -14 yards or so of nice fabric. Also a pack of wool as Iam feeling in the mood for a spot of knitting. When I got home it all went in the washer ond once it was dry I was faced with the problem of where to put it. I don't have a great lot of storage space in my house. Once Jess leaves, her room will not be empty for 5 minutes I can tell you. As she is only just 17yo I think I have a bit of a wait. Never mind - just got to shove things in where I can.

Anyway myself and Anne are having a little swap. She is making me a lovely needlecase in return for some fabric. So while I was rooting about in my stash for something I think she will like I decided to have a good sortout at the same time and find a home for my new fabric. 5 minutes into the job and DH Jason decided to wander through and see if he can get to his pc. Err - not really . . . .




A short while ( ok - a long while ) later everythings looking a bit more in order. I have some stuff ready to send to Anne, a pile of fabric I will put on Ebay as I either bought too much of or I now hate the sight of, and a few pieces for a lady in my quilt group. The bits on the floor to the right are now going in my scrap box and I have some large lengths to go in one of the drawers under my bed upstairs. I also have a small chest of drawers in my bedroom full of fat quarters but that is tidy enough.




OK - over at Quilting Pirates blog there is a wonderful thing going on. She has decided to hold a draw every week and the prizes are some of her UFO's. What a fabulous idea I think !! I knew I had an old UFO lurking about that I really know I will never finish and guess what I found today ???




I made this (as you can see by the date ) in 2004 and it has been shuffled about since then. It was part of a Christmas in July thing going on at Quiltchat and I was fairly new to quilting. I have no wish to finish this at all and one persons trash is anothers treasure and all that. So if anyone wants to do me a favour and take it off me please feel free to leave me a comment. I will pick a name next Friday - 28thSeptember and it's all yours. It measures 32 by 42 inches and basically needs quilting although there are some pieces of fusible web applique that I have just ironed on and not sewn down. This will be one less UFO to bother about. I will post anywhere - thanks for reminding me to say that Dot !Enjoy the rest of your weekend !

14 comments:

dot said...

If you are willing to mail to the states I am in. I think this is an aborable little top. What a generous give away. Dot

Quilting Pirate said...

what a great idea for swapping something made verses getting more fabric in return....you really do have great ideas, again I might borrow that one!! :D

katelnorth said...

Well, I don't want the UFO, but I had to smile to see this giveaway idea proliferating as my giveaway was the one that prompted Toni to start!

Dawn said...

Oh I loved your cleaned and organized drawers! Made me want to sew! Love your idea of sending a UFO off. Hmmm, I may have to dig around in my pile. In fact I have 2 winter UFO's in my pile - so I sure don't need yours. I should finish those. Great 2 more for the list!

Guðrún said...

Your drawers look so nice, I wish I had such a good storage for my stuff. Count me in on the UFO.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Don't put my name in your giveaway. I just wanted to say how lovely your fabrics look all put away in those drawers. It feels good doesn't it?

Bren said...

I don't need another UFO, so don't put my name in...though it IS very cute! I, being a hand quilter, refuse to hand quilt something that can only be used for less than a month! Now if I knew how to machine quilt....

Your fabric looks wonderful in the bins. Make you want to cut it all up!!!!

Jeanne said...

Your fabric bins are so neat and tidy now after that sorting spree. I may tackle some of mine tomorrow. :-)

Colleen said...

I loved seeing all your fabric orgainzed so neatly. That is a great idea for swapping. I have way too many UFO's of my own to take on anymore, but maybe I'll try it with some of mine!

Floss said...

Your bins look so nice and organized, that is what I need to do to my stash. Just need to get some bins first.

Claire said...

I have been reading your blog for a while and have just moved to Cardiff. I am fairly new to quilting. My first one was a quilt for my mother-in-law. http://quiltingcraft.wordpress.com/2007/02/02/1st-quilt/
My second quilt was for my hubbies neice for her first born, http://quiltingcraft.wordpress.com/2007/04/19/its-here/. I want to make a quilt for baby H next as soon as my machine arrives. I am very impressed with how tidy everything looks, and your work is amazing for such a new quilter.

Colleen Whalen Eskridge said...

Loved the New and improved look of the fabric in the drawers.Makes me quite envious! Colleen in South Africa

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I may not need another UFo, but I can always find happy homes, so count me in!!! Tracey

maggie said...

I love your ufo and if you're willing to ship to Canada I sure would be happy to take it off your hands. Count me in!