Sunday, August 8, 2010

Surfacing again for a minute

I know I have been among the missing lately. I have been working at cataloguing and taking pictures of the fabric as I put it on the shelf. It is a slow process but I am making progress. Anything less than a yard has gone into a box to be cut into strips and squares for making scrap quilts. I am starting on my third box. I'm sorting out all the pre-printed tops and panels into another box. I have boxes of polar fleece and flannel. I'm putting things I am no longer interested in using in another box. In a couple of weeks we will probably be heading to WA to get the quilting machine and bring it down. I haven't quilted on it in a year and I miss Gertie. I am so spoiled. My husband, sister-in-law and grandson really did a nice job on the room and I'm really enjoying using it

On a different note we caught this little guy this morning doing his best to get everything from the Hollyhocks.

I have found a knitting group so I am excited about that. There are ladies that knit, crochet and spin in the group. They also get together to die yarn every so often so I'm looking forward to enjoying the group. As soon as I get alittle more organized around here I'll host the group.

We have been enjoying all the sunshine here this summer. The last month we have been having temps in the 85 - 95 degree range and afternoon thunder showers. The cats don't like the thunder. Lucy hides under the bed until they are over. Rosie has finally decided she liked it outside. She goes out about 10:30 in the evening and comes in between 6 - 10 am. She has been catching mice and bringing them to the front door so show them off.

The small Lone Star I discovered when I unpacked a box. Now I just have to decide what to use for a background. Well, I'm off to read awhile before bed. Hopefully I'll have more progress to post soon.


Jackie said...

A good knitting group is a wonderful thing! Your fabric is looking fabulous. How smart you are to go through it instead of just piling it all in there. Wow - the Lone Star is really gorgeous! Aren't found treasures fun?

Janet said...

Your quilting room is so nice!! I am so jealous. I want to go through all my fabric and sort colors too. I think this winter I may have more time for that. I knit and crochet too, so there is alot of yarn in the closet that needs using too. I got the embroidery bug last winter and didn't use yarn at all.

Your Lone Star is lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Have a great week.

Chocolate Cat said...

Won't you be pleased when you have Gertie home!!! So glad you have found a knitting group to join, it sounds like fun.

Candace said...

Your stash is looking so nice, and the little lonestar is really pretty. I'm sure that you can't wait to have Gertie all in her place and everything ready to do.

Beth said...

LOVE the colors in that Lone Star. Did you piece it? or inherit it from someone else? Congrats on the finished sewing room...I have commandeered two rooms and it looks like some boxes thru up in there! (or exploded!)

Jelly Wares said...

Wow!! Well done for sorting all of your fabric like that... That sure does sound like a hefty task but well worth it in the end for sure..

Hugs - Jodie :)