One of my accomplishments this weekend (and it took time out of 3 days!!) was to pull up all of the ferns that have been growing around 2 of our big trees. They've been growing and growing and taking over this area and I've been whining and whining for the past year or so that I want them gone. Well, it seems I was the only one of that opinion, so I just pulled them out myself. You also need to understand that I don't do yard work at all. I offer opinions on how it should look, but pull a weed, trim a bush - not my job!!!! It took 3 days because there were a lot of ferns and I filled the garbage can, my brother-in-law's truck bed and then refilled the garbage can!!! That's a lot of ferns - but it's done!!!!!!
Friday I finished the last of the hexies and diamonds that I cut out and decided to get some more ready. I'm going to need some hand work on the cruise and these are just perfect!! As I started to pull fabrics, I realized that my scraps were spread all over the place. I had some in amongst my stash, some in bins set aside for the hexies and diamonds and some in bins for other projects and this seemed a little crazy. I spent more time looking for pieces and realizing that they weren't big enough and then finding some in other places - colossal waste of my time. I remembered an Instagram post with a storage cart and scrap organization and off I went to Joann's. I sorted and organized Saturday and Sunday and also managed to prep 19 sets of hexies and 13 sets of diamonds!!! I love the organization that the carts provide and even better, they roll!!! I have to store them in front of a bookcase, so the rolling is perfect!! I can even roll them right over to my sewing table!! Both carts are sorted (and labeled) by color - 1 cart is all darks and the other is all lights.
|That's the new R&B Tavern fabric sitting on top of the left cart just waiting to be cut!!
I finally got to sit and do some actual sewing on Sunday night. Tada!! 3 rows of Meredith's quilt - DONE!!!
All in all, a very successful weekend!! I know I have a lot of RCQ sewing coming up, so I'm trying to be sure other things are done and out of the way so I can concentrate on that. This weekend was a good start. I hope all of you enjoyed a great weekend too.
Until next time, happy quilting,