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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 504330 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-21

Well, that's a good news-bad news-good news tale for us to read this morning. Sorry to learn about the delayed shipping mess on your "Inner Cubes" project.

(I personally am so tired of FedEx not delivering packages as promised that I routinely have conniption fits but that's another story.)

I suspect that in a former life you must have been a Girl Scout; you are always finding ways to adapt to the situation and work around obstacles.

I have been pleased that almost everything I have had delivered lately arrives very quickly.  Maybe that is one advantage of living in a much smaller town than I used to.  (San Angelo's population is just a tiny bit over 100,000 - as opposed to more than 7,600,000 for the Dallas-Fort Worth METROPLEX - now bigger than Houston!)  

You would think living in a pretty remote area like this, not really very close to any Interstate highway, would make delivery times longer, but in my experience, it is just the opposite.  In the stores, there are shortages of some items, but deliveries have been relatively quick way out here in the wide open spaces!  

though I have generally avoided commission quilts (other than T-shirt), I have recently agreed to make a Texas flag quilt for a friend whose wife has dementia.  Fortunately he picked an easy pattern, but I need to go shopping for red/tan/blue fabrics.  Still I think it will be pretty fun, definitely fast.

Mishii

From: Mishii

Oct-21

judyinohio said:

Yeah, I have addresses for a lot of forum members from the days when I mailed off the scissors fobs but this little wall hanging is gonna stay here in Ohio.

That’s fine. You can just send me one of your old ones to make room for the new one. I don’t mind helping you make room. You’re welcome ?? 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-22

Well, aren't you the clever one to suggest such a thing!

I've found a corner that I will be tucking it into once I get the binding sewn on .... really, truly in a corner like a very shy wallflower. Stay tuned for further developments.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-22

Okay, Mishii, here's how I outfoxed you and squeezed one more wall hanging in.

If this northwest corner of my sewing room gets any more colorful it is going to be declared illegal by the good citizens of my township (who are, as a rule, a very timid cautious bunch).  I might have to keep the vertical blinds closed. grin

Here's a close-up view of this cute little semi-circular color wheel ... I am super happy that it wasn't a full circle because I would have lost my mind pivoting around all of those edges. If you are curious this is nailed to the wall using dress maker pins and my tack hammer.

That really turned out great!  I also have to say I'm jealous of your thread collection.  Those lovely shelves are a color wheel all by themselves.  Also jealous that you can leave them out without endangering anyone.  That would not work at my house where thread is considered a dangerous substance, similar to cleaning supplies & matches.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

Oct-22

What an EXCELLENT use of space!  I also love your rainbow of a thread cabinet!

Cris in MT

 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-22

Ranger seems to have a more scientific mind than either our Pooky or our Misty ever had. Maybe he just needs to explore the potential of everything: Is it useful? Is it tasty? Is it a good toy?  Old age might slow him down but that will be sad.

Pooky would come into the sewing room but after I yelled at her for trying to catch the moving machine needle (I was stitching a seam and her beige paw really startled me) she was a rare visitor. She would nap on fabric on top of the big table but that was about it. 

Misty showed zero interest in the sewing room because she was Daddy's cat.

I know I am fortunate to have such a splendiferous sewing place but I had to wait for decades to get it. I spent most of my sewing "career" in a dark basement. Getting this room with windows on two walls was marvelous. That's why I don't mind crowding my wall hangings together ....

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-22

Took me  years to collect all of that cotton thread. Went to a couple of biggie quilt shows to get some of it and then finished up the collection by subscribing to the King Tut series (mail order) through Superior Thread Company. 

DD and Other Daughter will divvy it up when they divide my fabric stash.

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