Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm of circumstances that makes me really excited to get busy doing something.
- I couldn’t find my ball winder – I really wanted to knit up some of my stash yarns, but without my ball winder, I was stuck either working from skeins or winding by hand. (the ball winder is now found, but my sewing room is still a big mess.)
- I need to clear out my sewing room and move my workspace to a smaller area of my house (this does not excite me at all, but we need the room to be a bedroom again… for a new baby! That’s the exciting part)
- I need to cull my fabric stash so it will fit neatly into the area we’re allotting for my new sewing space.
Every quilter needs a stash of fabrics, but when your stash needs to be smaller, no quilter likes to simply throw fabric away (blasphemy!). Sure, some could go to my guild’s “free table” at the next meeting, but that’s boring! Why not use it?
Mary’s quilts turned out so great, I think I need to make more quilts in simple patterns for all the other babies in my life. Everyone I know seems to be pregnant right now!
Right now I’m sorting through my stash, cutting anything I don’t love into strips for my scrap system (based on Bonnie Hunter’s system). Then when I’m ready to start sewing, I can pull out a drawer-full of strips and zoom along.