I woke up on Wednesday morning and could not turn my head, and I was as sore and stiff as I have ever been. Two treatments later and I am starting to feel a bit better but still have a viral thing making me a bit achy as well. Apparantly I need to change the way I sleep, hhmm I dont know that i can really do much about it when I am asleep.
Any how, today I have been blog hopping and have been looking at blogs in particular about stash building and colour selection. When you do this it makes you look at your own stash with different eyes.
I have been keeping all of my scraps in plastic storage tubs sorted by colour and my ft quarters in larger tubs sorted in ranges. You know, shabby chic together, but also ranges like French general or Me and My sisters together, which has been a bit of a colour mish mash.
So being all inspired after reading blogs it seems most people sort purely by colour. I decided to clear out my scrap tubs and get rid of any bits less than about 2 inches square (yes I was keeping tiny pieces) and also I have got rid of odd shapes ones, you know the funny shapes left over when you cut out something for applique - yes I was keeping those to.
I found a lot more strips in my scraps so I have filled up my strip bin again - time to make some more strips squares.
See the boxes with half fat quarters and half scraps, that took me most of today to do as I pressed the fabric as I went to get it nice again. How do others sort their scraps - do you keep all the little bits?
I decided to keep my spots and stripes together and have them stored in the tub that once housed all of my fat quarters
During the week, DH was given two jars of buttons for me, I havent rummaged through them yet, but the one with coloured buttons certainly has some interesting little specimins, I love them in the old jam jars
Lastly but by no means least its time to write my White rabbit list for July
I managed to complete most of last month which was not a bad effort for some one that hasnt done a great deal of sewing this week.
Three Trinket box blocksDONE (completed flimsy)
- Four farmers wife blocks
QBSA block for July- DONE Christmas block for JulyDONE
- 6 inch blocks for July
- First Fat Quarter shop Mystery BOM
- June and July's Shabby cottage blocks
- Pin and quilt jelly roll sampler quilt
Christmas mug rug swapDONE