(1) the joys of hibernation
(2) plans for a February vacation
(3) creative juices flowing
I like that slogan from The Container Store - Contain Yourself! I saw these really neat battery storage boxes when I was in there the other day looking for just the right size plastic tub to sort my stash into
This one holds a dozen AA batteries and it's relatively flat, so I can carry it in my purse. They also had sizes for D-cell, AAA and that other size, but my camera
uses eats up the AA size. I'm still trying to bring order to my sewing room and I didn't see the container I wanted (JoAnn carries them) but I always get a kick out of looking around in there.
Speaking of order out of chaos, have you ever run across bags and boxes of stuff in your sewing room that you wonder where they came from, but when you put them there Lord knows when, you didn't label them because you were sure you'd remember exactly what was in them? Me too!
I found these two mysterious baggies a couple days ago, stuffed to the brim...
What? when? why??
I found lots and lots and lots of 2-1/2" squares I cut from African fabrics...
I know I cut these - myself - at some point but now I don't know what project I had in mind when I cut em! Or was I just cutting squares for the hang of it?? When did I cut this fabric??
And this abundance fell out the other bag...
9 patches! dozens and dozens of 9 patches made from the prettiest soft colors you ever saw
I counted 122 completed 6" blocks, plus lots and lots of 2-patches, plus other 2-1/2" squares waiting to be paired and sewn. This bag contains enough 9-patches for a full size quilt!
So, I'm still on a mission to "contain" my sewing room by labeling the mysterious stuff, re-designating or repurposing other stuff and just plain using up what I can!
Sew forth and sew on