This week I received my signed copy of fellow Canadians, Cheryl Arkison and Amanda Jean Nyberg ‘s Sunday Morning Quilts which inspired me to reorganize my scraps by colour. The task was daunting, I had what seemed to me to be so many scraps it felt overwhelming. I jut never know what to keep and what to throw away but I threw away ALOT! Why was I holding on to such tiny pieces of fabric??
It took awhile but finaly finished then pulled out my current favorites, sat down and began to sew scraps together randomly. Because I felt that all the scraps I pulled went together well, it didn’t matter which pints or colours were paired but I did know that I wanted a lot of white space.
I want this to be a full size quilt so it will be an ongoing work in progress. When I was finished this section, I put all the scraps in a zip lock bag and started Kimberly Einmo’s easy lonestar.
This week I also dusted off my Janome 350E embroidery machine and fell in love all over again. This really is a great machine, it’s easy to use and embroiders beautifully. The only problems I have with this machine are human error.
Unemployment Day 6 (Working days: 3)
For those following along, deep house cleaning ensues, the toilet, tub and kitchen floor have been bleached within an inch of its life and the ceiling beams have been dusted in the bedroom. I’d like to get some yard work done but it’s going to be stinking hot today. Although I was up at 4:00 a.m. this morning, I’m started to settle in, I think… I’m looking forward to sewing without guilt today!