Sunday, June 29, 2008

Getting back to sewing!

Well my kitchen is finally looking like a kitchen. I have cupboards and they look great. We are still waiting for the flooring to come in so I can be a little patient about that. What I have been working on. For one I have been cutting out Bonnie's Orange Crush Mystery and cutting up strips for whatever . Last night I was finally able to pull out my sewing machine and sew. I was having withdrawals. I needed something that I could just mindlessly sew so I started sewing the 2.5 inch strips together and by 3:00 in the morning I had half the scrappy bargello sewn. So far I have 150 different fabrics in it, ALL from stash. I think I will be doing more of her scrappy quilts just to reduce the piles, nay Mountains of stash that I have. I need to cut out 30 more fabrics into 2.5 strips so I can get a finished size of 72 inches on the bargello portion of the quilt. I am not sure what I will use for the border treatment but I am sure I have enough of something. green, yellow, pink, burgandy something. I know when people buy me presents or I get giveaways I always get yardage. Maybe that isn't helping the stashbusting but it makes me feel good.
Well I didn't realize how long its been between posts. For the past 3 months my house has been in a state of upheaval. Boy I can't wait to start the bathroom. NOT. Surely over the next few months I will get a few Christmas presents completed and I also am required to do a small wallhanging of lilies. Its for a coworker that is retiring. I wish. then I would have time to play with all my fabric. ... well maybe lay in the sun I will post pictures of the bargello hopefully tomorrow. Smiles everyone, Smiles.


Candace said...

Your kitchen cabinets are beautiful. I love the glass doors. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures of your scrappy bargello. I did the small version, and if I remember, I had 128 different fabrics, and 3 more for the borders. I sent it off the day after it was finished, and never got to visit with it much, so I think I may have to make another one in the next year or so. I have a few more fabrics since then, so it should look a little different from the last.

Christine said...

Your kitchen does look great, You ask about our woodfired oven,DH built it using a CD that he ordered from a website if you want to check it out.