Sunday, February 9, 2014

White, I hate White!

Not the greatest Blogger, too busy looking at all the white!  White is not inspiring.  It could be clean, pristine but to me it is boring and constricting.  Just stop the snow and I will appreciate , white, again!

I have been busy.

January is the month of resolutions, not to buy much fabric and get rid of multiple small bags of leftovers projects that have been completed but the "green" quilter in me can not throw out!  So I made a bag with a bag of chenille wraps that I made a Dragon Jacket 3 years ago.  One bag gone.  The next bag in that African basket was scraps from multiple boys quilts I have made over 6 years.  I did my  "Hack and Sew" method and sewed all of them together and made a "Transportation" quilt for my new grandson, Mason!  He will love it, pee on it, throw up on it and I will be glad I could supply a quilt that will make him smile!  I also started a girl quilt for someone so I can use up the 3rd bag in the basket.  I them took another basket full of, well, junk, and did indeed throw it away.
I went to a Quilters Getaway in January and finished the 40 small bags I am making for another guilds getaway this month.  I embroidered their names, a face and a clear plastic holder for their assorted name tags.  No ugly generic ones for them.  Of course the guild getaway I made them at wanted to know why they did not get one!?  I guess , while recovering, from Knee Replacement surgery this month I will be embroidering more names and faces!

Yes, we make result ions in the New Year but don't we also reflect on what we have accomplished, UFO's not finish, how blessed we are to be quilters and look around to see who we  could help?!  I made pillowcases for a Battered Women's shelter, NICU incubator blankets for babies all at another guild's Charity sew.  I made, not the prettiest quilt, but the most functional quilt, for a vision impaired 9 month old.  I mended, at the Memere hospital, a monkey tail and a blankie for 2 of my grand children and still need to remake a Rapunzel dress for another!

I made 11 Minkie blankets just to get rid of a large trash bag full of Minkie scraps and now need to give them away because I filled another bag with the finished ones!  I found an ethnic quilt that my niece had given me to remake, 3 years ago,  and finished it and mailed it to the little toddler!

I now need to look at the guilt ladder and finish some of those UFO's plus others hidden under my bed.  I should go shopping in my stash and find the fabrics I probably bought to finsh those, thus freeing up more space to buy more fabric or maybe rearrange the fabric, again, to see what marvelous taste I had in the past!

More white outside, maybe shoveling is on the agenda, maybe, maybe……….

What have you been doing?

We put a red metal roof over our camp in the dead of winter, why not!

Ethnic quilt redesigned

Bag made with Chenille Dragon coat scraps

Mason's Transportation Hack and Sew

Back of Mason's quilt
Took a class with Jo Diggs and made grand daughter another Gish quilt!

Found 10 year old bag of fabric and sewed them together in assorted stripe fabrics