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August 29, 2013

New Traveling Stash Box #3

I am the happy winner of box #3. The box travels around the USA and when it stops at a house, the person who has the box trades for fabric or notions and then sends the box on its way.

This is the current contents of Box #3. I have removed some items and replaced them with a few things I have not found a use for. This box has quite a bit of fabric, a nice selection of patterns and some notions. Leave a comment for a chance for this box to come to your house. Deadline is Sept. 13th. 
Congratulations Karyn!

Rules are simple:
Have a active blog and post the giveaway fairly quickly after receiving the box
USA only, due to postage costs
Trade items you would be proud to own, this is not a dumping site for outdated or worn items
Trade like items, fabric for fabric, notions for notions
Try to avoid adding too many books, they add a lot of weight
No pet hairs, odors or smoke

See Katies blog at Snuggling up with a Dish from Karma. She tracks the boxes and updates the rules post.

August 20, 2013

Work Space

Ellison Lane is running a Studio Spotlight and Laura at Little and Lots thought it would be fun to see my space... Hrmm. My space is rather crowded and tends to get cluttered quickly when not in use. I did not straighten up first. Please keep that in mind.

The first picture is my sewing space. There is a small stool I sit on when sewing that fits under the table. The bag on the left is my crocheted afghan that is too hot to work on when it's 80 degrees outside. It has a few tools on it. The bag in front is one of my WIP, a full size quilt. (Love, Love, Love the tote bags from Cracker Barrel. HUGE and very cheap, $1 when on sale, 3/$5 full price) There is a small wooden basket with a lid between the table and the bookcase (brown 'wall' on the right).

The right picture is between the bookcase and the couch. The bookcase doesn't have the room to face the other way, due to the size of the couch and the location of our front door. Buried between the 2 is another CB tote and on the bottom shelves 2 large plastic food tins (the kind from halloween that have a ton of mini bags of pretzels inside), they hold my fabric stash. I also like to use the zippered plastic bags from sheets and pillowcases to organize.
My sewing machine is a Singer. It was originally my mothers, so probably dated 1950's or 1960's. My husband has currently taken over my workspace to restring a guitar. I will not be using the space once classes start next week, so I don't mind. When I have to baste a quilt, there is a large table area downstairs that I can use. (we live in an apartment complex)
It's a bit messy at time, but functions well and I can find things when I need them, which is what matters. =)

August 17, 2013

When it rains...

Well, we all know the saying. At my house it is definitely pouring. My plans of finishing this before classes started for fall semester have proven extremely optimistic.
(Excuse the blur in the corner, ipad cover was off a bit)
So instead of having a lovely finished quilt, I am halfway through 1 block.

It is currently draped over the couch, the only surface large enough(other than the bed)to quilt this on. It is actually upside down, the owls are intended to direct the flow of the quilt.

So the last 2 weeks we have had to take my husbands Gma to the emergency room, where they discovered that she broke her T12 vertebrae and they sent her to a larger hospital. That hospital fitted her for a brace and moved her on to rehab. Fortunately, we have had very good doctors. In about 2 weeks, after some healing and adjusting to the brace, along with working on her mobility while wearing it, she will be coming home.

At the same time I am in my senior year of college and will have an internship along with full time classes. I am Orientation Leader and secretary of our honor society. So, I will most likely disappear soon, hopefully to return around christmas. Perhaps a few short posts in between. 

In the middle of September is the Pin It! blog hop, hosted by Mdm Samm @ Sew We Quilt and Kristen @ Meadowbrook. This runs from the 10th - 17th. 

My day is the 12th, so I will need to find some time for that. Otherwise my days are going to be very full. Not sure how other people find the time to sew, but I'm fairly sure I'm not going to have the time.

August 3, 2013

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Giveaway

Just a little heads up. Nancy is celebrating her birthday and is giving away a very generous amount of goodies. If anyone is interested in putting their name in the hat, I get extra points for sending people over. So, I would appreciate it if you mention my name when you visit =)