I love my sewing room, so why don't I spend more time in it?
I suppose if I don't keep up with this blog in a timely fashion, I'm never going to have many followers. I'm so busy that it's hard to find the time to do any crafting, let alone blogging. I really don't know how others do it. Anyone have any secrets they'd like to share?
So, let's see, the last post I made was back in November. That seems like such a long long time ago. Since then we've been on two Walt Disney World trips, one in December, and one just three weeks ago, we've celebrated Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's & Easter, we found out my daughter & son-in-law are expecting their first baby this coming October, two of my grandsons have had birthdays, my husband got a new job, and we're planning another Disney trip! That's just the major highlights!
This leaves me the dilemma of what to blog about today. Do I backtrack and try to catch up? Do I just start fresh with what's current? Ugh. So hard for me to decide. I think I'm just going to wing it and write about whatever is on my mind today. Craft wise, I really didn't get much accomplished over the last few months. For one thing, my scrapping/craft room is my double car garage, which is absolutely FREEZING in the winter, and this winter seemed to go on forever!!! I told my husband we need to move my craft room to the basement, as I'm tired of giving up months of crafting every year. I have resorted to moving supplies to the kitchen when I need to make a card, but moving things back and forth is a royal PIA, and I'm just not comfortable scrapping & crafting without all my "stuff" around me. The basement could be a good alternative. It's not finished, but it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We do have to move stuff around though, and I need more outlets down there, so it's not like I can just pick up my stuff and move down there now.
My sewing room is upstairs in one of our empty bedrooms, so I have no excuse there. Just my weird OCD that if I can't sew uninterrupted for at least most of the day, then I don't even want to start. This is such a hard habit for me to break. There's a popular quilter, can't remember who at the moment, who says just try to sew for ten minutes a day, anyone can fit that in. I would like to do that, but it never happens. I'm so so behind on quilts for my grandkids, for myself, for family. Right now I have a beautiful half square triangle quilt in progress, that's been in progress for years, lol, and two completed quilt tops and a Christmas tree skirt to be quilted, and a huge stash just sitting there waiting.
Check it out, the bottom quilt top is already sandwiched with backing & batting and ready to be quilted! Oh if only I had a longarm! Some day! The top one is the tree skirt I made for this past Christmas, but never got to quilt it. I'm hoping it will be ready for this upcoming Christmas!
Below is some of my beloved stash! I organize mainly by fabric collections, as I usually buy fabric with a quilt in mind, and try to stick to a particular collection of fabric for each quilt so that everything coordinates. Another OCD, lol.
On a positive note, I've spent several hours over the last week reorganizing my stash, lol! It was nice to see what I have and to actually remember what I have!
Now that my daughter is pregnant, and I'd like to make her a baby quilt, I really need to get on the stick! This baby will be a "rainbow" baby, so obviously, I'll be making a rainbow quilt. I've got all the fabric & the pattern ready, so hoping to start it very soon!
Hopefully, it will look something like this when I'm done.
"A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. ... A rainbow brings light but by no means replaces the angel baby.