I don’t have any sewing or quilting progress to share with you today as we pretty much worked on the house all weekend. My fingers were so tired last night that I barely got two needles of thread sewn on my embroidery project! Good progress is being made! Other than a shopping trip for a new shower curtain, towels and a few “real-estate approved” Chatskies, we almost have two new bathrooms! I also bit the bullet and packed up almost all of my quilting books, as well as - and this took real courage - my large thread storage box and my light-tracing box! It was really sad to see the tape seal up those boxes!
I also received a little box from Amazon with some birthday gifts I purchased for myself! The first one is “Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space” by Lois L. Hallock. She is a local gal who is a professional organizer and a whiz at helping you make your room into the quilting studio of your dreams! I plan to use this extensively at the Squash House! It's all about clearing the clutter!This book even has a section on ergonomics for ironing, rotary cutting and other commonly repetitive tasks we quilters perform. She also has detailed instructions on how to measure your furniture, then plan your space! I can’t wait to get started!
The other book I got is Phebe’s Favorites by those ultra-creative gals at The Buggy Barn! There are several scrappy quilts in this book, but the one that really catches my eye is String of Stars!
I leave you today with a sad pile of Winter Wonderland fabrics and completed blocks! I look at them every day as they sit whimpering for attention in the studio! Don't you feel sorry for them? I can’t bear to pack them away just yet - you never know when I can steal an hour or two to nurture them along!