Friday, September 28, 2012

MUG RUGS, BAGS AND THOUGHTS

As the title says....i made some mug rugs this week while the scrap box was open...i happen to find enough to make some that were less scrappy....more planned....
that kind i like better than just picking out a scrap and adding it....the one in the foreground on the right is a potholder made from the only block i had left from the wall hanging in the bathroom...it was just too pretty to hide in the odds and ends box forever lol...

if i had room i would sort my scraps according to colors but my sewing room is so small as it is there is hardly enough room for what i cram into it now lol....yesterday i made things a little easier in there though...i have been slowly and i mean slowly trying to organize things a little better...and yes i am finding some things i forgot i had put away....this morning i took my coffee in and sat and stared at the open closet...that is where i want to transfer my fabric to from the cabinet that is taking up valuable space in the room....i was wondering what i could toss to make more room in that closet or find a new 'hiding' place for the crafts that are there....but i came to think that keeping it in that room was the best place....more on this later....

i thought for sure my thread order would be here yesterday....hopefully today it will arrive....i am waiting for colors for the 'last' hour glass table topper and the new bag i am making so i can quilt them.....both green....the bag i got the idea from a scrap of floral that was laying on the sewing table , it kept talking to me lol and i kept playing around till i got this for the front of the bag....

i wish i had enough of the scrap to make the back but it will have to be green but at least it will have an interesting front....i will quilt the front and the back before i put it together so the lining will be quilted already....

this morning i found a pink piece of poly/cotton that is suitable for a lap quilt for someone in the nursing home....i think i had this idea before for this piece as it is cut already....only this time i think i will machine quilt it using the flowers in it as a guide where to put the funky flowers i will quilt....when i was in the nursing home it seems that they are lacking smaller quilts for the residents ....they had to hunt for something for me when my shoulders were cold so i have been thinking along those lines too...maybe long and narrow ones might be nice for a couple ladies....more on this later also.....

this week looks more like fall so far......i have a tree in the back yard that is dropping leaves as i type....that is not a good sign...its early for that but with the drought we had all summer i suppose it was under a lot of stress as a lot of trees in town were so an early fall will probably be upon us this year.....when fall comes around it always makes me think of the past and how my year went and how i can make the best of the year in the time left before a new one rolls around....

i consider myself lucky to be here as 2 winters ago i got very sick and if i hadn't been in the hosptial i would probably not be here today...i do wish though that i had more stamina and better legs so get out more than i do and maybe make 36 hour days instead of 24 lol....i try to cram as much into my day as i can with my health but its not easy sometimes...

ok enough of thoughts for one day....i think i am going to get out and drive somewhere this afternoon and enjoy the weather 70 is nearly perfect for me....more later.....

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