Sunday, June 8, 2014

Scrappy Sunday

What a week!  It's so nice to have an extended obligation-free period of time to concentrate on some much-needed reorganization.  If you missed my Adventures in Cleaning, just scroll back through the last week of posts. 

I'm not finished, by a long shot.  In fact, I've progressed to the move-messy stacks-from-place-to-place stage, expanding into the Other Half's territory.  Which probably means that some things need to go.  Out.  Away.  Never to return.  That's what this week is for ......

In the meantime, the cutting table is finally clear.


The sewing table is finally clear.

Ready to sew binding on Rock Island, Rock On

Yesterday I cut the binding for "Rock Island, Rock On" (a/k/a/ Rock Island Campfires) using about 1/2 yard of fabric. 

And after I got the binding sewed on, I began cutting strips from my scraps.  I have 5-1/2", 3", 2-1/2", 2", and 1-1/2" piles. Why 5-1/2"? you might be asking.  It's the size I use for "Mary's Triangles." They are really fun to make.  I'll put together a tutorial this week, so check back if you are intrigued ....

Still stripping, after all these years ......

Small progress, but it's a start.  I will be taking a box full of old magazines, some sewing room accessories, and several yards of fabric (previously counted out) for the freebie table at guild tomorrow.  I am definitely in a de-accessioning mode, can you tell?

Stash report this week:
     In this Week:            0.0 yards
     In year to Date:      157.25 yards
     Out this Week:           3.0 yards (.5 binding, 2.5 give-away)
     Out Year-to-Date:    130 yards
     Net Used 2014      -27.25 yards

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.


  1. Your Adventures in Cleaning are inspiring! I cleaned my sewing room last week, but still need to go back and weed through fabrics to see what will live with me and what will find a new home. Beautiful quilts!

    1. There must have been something in the air as I read several quilters cleaning, too! Thanks for visiting.

  2. I'm putting together a box of stuff to take to my guild too Libby :) I'm almost done with my studio makeover - it has been such a job!!! But it looks great and everything is so much more organized and easy to find & use :) Now I'm off to see what you are doing with those 5-1/2" strips :)

    1. It's so much easier to work when there's a place for everything and everything is in its place (to quote The Mama). I've always used that philosophy in my kitchen, less so in the sewing room. ;p

  3. Your sewing space looks great!

  4. I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.


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