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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 538536 views.
latterberry

From: latterberry

5/15/19

I try to reuse/recycle the best I can, but I wish our community had a recyclable program .  We would have to drive over an hour to get rid of our plastic, metal etc.. and not too many folks want to do that.  

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/15/19

Well, that sounds like fun looking up old articles.  May have to check it out.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

5/15/19

I had a wonderful surprise in today's mail.  My sons hobby is woodworking, he made me a Jack n Bob.  It's got a seam ripper on each end of a handle.  When my GD was about six I was explaining to her why I referred to my seam ripper as Jack, I was using a small one, she pull the large one out of the container, said well this one must be Bob than. Hence the name Jack n Bob.

Jo

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/15/19

How lucky you are to have a custom-made tool like that!  Could you possibly share a photo of your Jack n Bob with us?

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/15/19

I am ready to stitch the last four corner triangles on the "Hot to Trot" quilt top (aka "Great Balls of Fire" according to Suze).

After all of the careful OCD planning of the randomness for this quilt  (winkstuck_out_tongue_closed_eyespersevere)  I certainly do not want to become discombobulated after I take the main part of the quilt off of the design wall and start to pin the corners on the top. (Do not want to pin the wrong corner in the wrong location.) Left shoulder/arm interfere with easily reaching up and pinning things while they are in place, ya know ....  I'm kinda like a one-armed paperhanger these days when it comes to working with my design wall.  Ratzafratz!

I took this photo to help guide me. The center square of the quilt is easy to guide me in knowing which way is "up" and the backs of the corner triangles are labeled "NW" and "NE", etc.

I might as well share the photo.  After the corners are added I merely have to add three skinny slab o'borders.  Those will take some time, I fear, for the shoulder is in for a good rest.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/15/19

There was an earlier discussion about recycling whenever possible.

How do you like my recycled "scrapbooks" (three ring binders) that hold my quilt making history??  LOL 

DD has worked for eighteen years for an airfield lighting business that has been owned by a German outfit and then by a French holding company and then a British holding company and now is owned by an American outfit. During this time she has had company name changes, etc. and I have benefitted by "inheriting" some awesome 3-ring binders that DD was told to discard as her company changed hands.

Those eight binders hold page protectors with the stories of all my quilts I have made from 1993 until now. The "scrapbooks" may not be pretty but they are easy to keep up to date and efficient to search through.

If I had to make them "pretty" they would never get done.  LOL

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

5/15/19

Here is Jack n Bob closed. Won't  let me upload the second pic of it open, but pull out either silver end, turn it around stick it back in, nice handle to hold on to.

Jo

  • Edited May 15, 2019 2:45 pm  by  Midkid5

Looks like a great use of recycling something. I bet it is fun to go thru those from time to time and enjoy all your creations.

Very cool tool. Hopefully you will not need to use it very often.

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