Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Give Thanks!!!


I am giving thanks that this UFO is ready for quilting!  You can click on the photo to enlarge and see all my fancy stitching.  I didn't want to over stitch it but added just enough extra to make it gobble!!! LOL  I am quite proud of myself because it was not a kit.  I chose the background fabrics using a variety of flannel and all of the wool in out of my stash!!  This quilt will be hanging in the Teacher's Tent at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and if you are interested in the pattern or kit you can find it at Buttermilk Basin one of my favorite designers :)


I continue to tweak and organize the Bee Hive.  A couple of months ago I spent the day stitching with the Fabric Stalkers in the new sewing room of one of our members.  She had added on a beautiful room that included enough space for everyone to stitch, a spot for her sewing table, cutting table and long arm...with a mountain view!  The best part of visiting sewing rooms is the ideas you get for organizing and storing your own space.  I was prepping a project and needed a little piece of wool and she directed me to these little baskets where her wool scraps were divided by color.  I loved the idea and decided to figure out how I could do that in my own sewing room.  Of course I have a lot more scraps than she did and they were all stuffed in gallon plastic bags which meant I had to dump them out when searching for that perfect piece!  I found some bigger plastic baskets at Target and they fit on my bookshelf just perfectly!!!  We don't have much of a moth problem but I'll place a sprig of lavender in the bottom of each one.  I could feel the stress just roll off my stitching back!

Wishing you a healthy week, 
filled with friendship and stitching!

10 comments:

  1. Nice finish and cute wool organization...😊

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  2. It looks great Anna! You chose well.

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  3. I love your beehive, your Mum's cooker is darling and so pristine. I have some of those little Curver baskets, but I need more x

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  4. Love that you worked from you fabric library to make your Give Thanks it is lovely.

    Great idea for organizing your smaller wool pieces...you may have add to your bucket brigad. Love the design of them.

    I see Bring Home The Tree added to your win column soon.

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  5. I so enjoy your blog and videos. I go to an exercise class twice a week, and a woman there was telling me about her cruise through the Panama Canal. I watched your video of your experience yesterday. So much fun to see! Thank you for sharing all of your sewing and home and travel.

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  6. Give Thanks looks very nice with your selections and I like the basket idea. Mine are currently in a zip lock bag. I am in love with that red featherweight.

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  7. The quilt is beautiful and beautiful stitching. I really need to redo my cutting area with a table on wheels and storage.

    Debbie

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  8. Cute wall hanging..and like the look of your baskets.

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  9. Love this piece. The baskets for the wool pieces is fantastic. See you next time!

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