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 !