I hope everyone had a great Christmas! We enjoyed a Christmas eve church service and a relaxing Christmas morning. Then it was off to the cinema as a family to see Tom Cruise in the new Mission Impossible movie. What? There were other actors in the movie you say? I've been a Tom fan since the 80s! My husband pointed out that Tom is getting wrinkles in his face. ;) Verdict was - It was a great family movie!
Well with all of my sewing and wrapping for Christmas, the sewing area has recently gotten out of control.
So before I get back into my projects I forced myself to get organized.
I had some new stuff to organize, after all! Thanks Santa!
I've had this fabric in mind for about a month now and when I saw it go on sale on fabric.com, I filled a cart! It's called Going Coastal. Can't wait to use it. It'll have to be a keeper as the colors and theme are perfect for our little harbor town house. I also bought a yard of my first Anna Maria Horner fabric. Yippee!
While I was organizing my fabrics by color, I peeked under the table and sure enough, my ever faithful sewing room buddy was getting comfy in his bed.
Here's a shot of all the fabric stacked nicely in it's new home on the shelves! I have read on blogs about the different approaches to organizing fabrics - by color, by designer, dots together, stripes together and so on. I went with by color and kept that new collection together as the one exception. I also pulled out the geometrical looking bolder prints and kept them together. Solids stayed together for the most part. The bottom shelf is heavier fabrics. I have an idea in mind to cut a mix of the heavier fabrics in strips and braid them into a rug.
Speaking of "I have an idea" - this is hanging on the wall waiting for me to come back to it and turn it into a big quilt! I can just see it as a big puffy one that I will probably tie off rather than quilt by machine so it can be really fluffy.
Duke thinks that sounds like a really comfy place to lie down! He has already started practicing for it!
So I'm all organized now and ready to roll! Should I work on one of my 4 quilts in progress, or start something new? Or will I continue to spend my time playing 10 games at once of Words with Friends, my new addiction?
And now here is a shout out to my favorite blogs of 2011:
www.MollyFlanders.blogspot.com - for her AMAZING hand quilting and beautiful creations!
www.describehappy.blogspot.com - for her artistic take on quilts and her adorable dogs involvement in the process!
www.crazymomquilts.blogspot.com - for teaching me so much about how to quilt and providing such great tutorials
www.blueelephantstitches.blogspot.com - for the eye candy of her quilts, love her use of color
www.rosylittlethings.typepad.com - for her photography and beautiful embroidery work. She shares a warm/inviting little world - and her husband's posts are very entertaining!
and no day is complete without visiting www.annamariahorner.blogspot.com - love seeing how she is using her fabric in all of her projects - and her writing is always fun to read.
I could go on and on with other blogs I love..the list is really endless!