What I’m Working On…


Sewing here has stopped.  Not forever..but I am taking an eight hour or how ever long of a break from the sewing machine until I can find my sewing room again.

It’s awful.  I’ve had to do this many-many-many times but this time, it’s WAY overboard.  I think this is the worst ever.


There is stuff..and stuff and stuff.  Much of it is just stuff that hasn’t been put away from finished projects.  See my lozenges there…I’ve made progress on them but that is stopping until I can find a place to sit and a place where I can cut something out at.


I’ve warned you all before, this is an honest blog…with real life photos.  WHAT A MESS!!  I have fabric and things in boxes…I admit, I kind of started packing but then needed something out of the box and then started digging through the box.  UGH.  UGH.  UGH.

I probably should be embarrassed but I’m not.  This is what happens when we are busy and have lots of projects going in and out of a small space.

My sewing room is really small.  We live in a farm house.  They took a downstairs room that was 12 x 14 then took a big chunk out of it and made a small bathroom.  The rest of the room is my sewing room.  It makes my sewing room “L” shaped and really small.  I could really use the new sewing room I am getting at the new house.  That 20′ x 14′ sewing room is going to be a dream come true.  My long arm and all my stuff in one room…hallelujah.

But I’m still here and still have work to do so I guess I’ll be needing to clean this up and unfortunately, it just doesn’t clean itself.

To see what people who have a clean sewing rooms are up to, check out Patchwork Times.

Stash Report


I got new fabric in…not that I need anymore.  I have about 10 irons in the fire as it is but look.  Who could resist this??


Some time ago Kelli and I visited LouAnn’s quilt shop in Oelwein, Iowa.  She had fabric from a vendor that we had not heard of…Art Gallery Fabrics.  We were immediately in love.  The fabric is so amazing.  On the selvage it says, “Feel the Difference”.


Let me tell you…there is a difference.  I LOVE that fabric.  It is so soft and cozy feeling.  Honestly it feels like a quilt that I’ve had for five years and has been washed and loved.  I can’t put in to words how much I love the feel and the colors of the fabrics.

I ended up designing a quilt around one of their fabric lines, Emma Grace.  That’s what you see here.  Oh I love the fabrics more in person than from seeing them on the computer swatches.  I love the gray tones in the line…oh who am I kidding, I love them all.  I did pick a few very favorites.  They are shown below.


YUM!!  I can’t wait to start cutting into these guys.  Aren’t they going to make an awesome quilt.  I sure think so.

We did have a finished quilt this week. It’s a very cute baby quilt and has a free pattern to go with it.  You can see it here.

So here’s the stash report…

Used this Week:  6 yard

Used year to Date:  29 yards store bought +  99 Moda and gifted fabric + 62 yards of recycled/thrifted fabric…

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