A place for me to journal and post pictures about my quilting adventures.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

State of the stash, May 2010

The photos on the left are of my stash, which I had just straightened, in January, 2008. The right pictures are of the current stash, not straightened. The shelves appear to be relatively unchanged, but that isn't true. I have nearly used up at the flannels-a goal for 2009. The blue stacks were decimated for quilts of valor through HeartStrings, and the purples are down to one stack. The unruly stack on the top right, is my backings, which used to be stored on the top of the fat quarter shelves, below.

The fat quarter shelves have also changed. (The missing bin in the left picture was out on the cutting table.) The top of the shelves now contain 3 large boxes that were previously stored in the garage. The red, white, blue patriotic bin has gone the way of Quilts of Valor, including the huge stack of fabric that Rose gave me. What I didn't sew myself, was donated at a Heartstrings Sew-In.

fluff on the cutting table is bridal netting, in the process of being sewn to headbands and small tiaras (Hobby Lobby had a 50% off all bridal items) for use as princess dress-up items for the two DGD's. I haven't figured out where I am putting the dress-up clothes now that the Nolting long-arm is up here in this room. I started to post a picture of it, but DH said I had to take one with him leaning on it, since he did so much work on it (he's not home right now). The machine now glides so easily. I'm ready to load something to try it out. The new Nolting tables are powder-coated, so the rails/wheels glide very smoothly. The new flat top will make using the Circle Lord so much easier. Now if I can just keep the tension and stitch right!

I hope you've enjoyed a look at my stash. I'll post some pictures of the other parts of the room in a few days. If you want to see the room as it looked in 2008, here is a link
to my webshots album.
Happy Quilting,

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ready and waiting

Someone attending MQS (machine quilters' showcase) today, and tomorrow, is using my new 12' Nolting table. We took apart our 14' table today, and tomorrow after class will drive over to Overland Park, KS and exchange them, for a fee. I hope I am going to like having the machine up here where I can have breaks when working on it, but it does make a tight fit for the room. Where am I supposed to put all this?

Underneath all this is my cutting table. I hope to see the top of it soon after we assemble the long-arm. I hated giving up my closets when we built/moved to this house. If I would finish some UFO's it would help. I hope I have room under the table to fill it with "rolly" carts. The DGC have 2, and the pink bin of dress-up clothes. There are also dolly beds, etc. Then I have 2 big rolls of batting, plus some packages. Ugh, I don't think I'll like the next few days.

I do plan to stop the rearranging on Wednesday to go to the Vendor sale at MQS. I need to stock up on Superior Thread for the coming year. It is so neat to see all the threads out on tables instead of just looking at a sample card. Then there are all the quilts to see . . . . It looks to be an interesting week!
Happy quilting,

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