WIP Wednesday and the Needle and Thread Network

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I am still in my “find it finish it” mode. I have so many “irons in the fire” it doesn’t seem as if I can move forward until I get some things off my mind and out of the to do list.

I have always been envious of those who can do one project from finish to end but that is not been me.

How do you do it?
Do you start with a project and go until it is done?

What is done for you? Is it bound, labelled, hanging sleeve done in the case of a quilt or wall hanging?

Or is it delivered to who is to be the recipient or put in an inventory or lovingly safely put away until needed?

Many people think I am organized. But I have found while I always seem to be organized I have many things I know I have but I have put lovingly away until I need them.

For example – I bought needles for my shared with my mom smocking machine. I put them away until I had time to replace the ones I had broken. I knew where the machine is – on my shelf in the laundry room. Yesterday I thought I am going to my mom’s I will put the needles in finally and take it to her. She wants to smock something for my grand daughter, her great grand daughter.
Do you think I can find those needles… I searched all the logical places. After writing this post I have to think of all the unlogical places. Couldn’t find them. I had to admit I could not find them. This was not easy for me to do because I always get a bit of a reaction to my “failures”. Not that this was a failure in the big sense of the word but enough to bring me to frantic searching… Then the reaction was not as bad as I thought it would be.

Does anyone else have these moments?

So I am going to be in a “find it, finish it” mode until I get my “ducks in a row”.

You can also see I am in a cliche’ mood today. I think I will start a page with cliche’s and their meanings. Could be a way to perk me up!

On to what I have been working on this past week.

I put my “Squigqles” (Pattern designer) – Christa Watson up on the design wall.
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She was/is doing a link up to this quilt and her book
Christa Watson – Piece and Cut With Precuts with C & T publishing

The fabric is from Sew Batik Nuance line – three 1/2 yard cuts and I used the gradients to move from one colour to the next. I really like the way this has turned out so far. The fabric sews like a dream.

This is the line of Fabric I brought in from Houston Market last fall which is great for quilters and art quilters alike! So ask me to see my samples if you are interested.

While this was a new project I also worked on my stash of scraps. I have
one scrap project under way. 2018-02-15 11.40.43.jpg

This is a collection of 2 1/2 inch squares used from my scraps of children/eye spy fabric left overs. Currently it is being made into 4 patch units and I can do this in a leader and ender style that Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville who has many books out about scrap quilting and leader and ender projects. ric
Bonnie has many free patterns and numerous books, a very active blog and facebook following.

Eventually this project will get done. There is no rush but it does contribute to “my fabric out” self challenge.

While sorting scraps I sort into strings – under 1 1/2 inch strips, 1 1/2 strips, 2 inch strips, 2 1/2 inch strips and pieces over 3 inches. I also sub cut into squares of the above size.

I’ll show you in my next post what I am up to this week with the strings and 1 1/2 inch strips.

This is a long post. Thanks for your patience reading it.


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5 thoughts to “WIP Wednesday and the Needle and Thread Network”

  1. Jo, as another who appears “so organized” but has too many things in the fire, I can totally relate… love the feeling of accomplishment when finishing a project that’s been hanging around for a while! Today I am working on organizing the garage, so I can find the tools I need to do some of the projects hanging over my head! I also sort things by length… For me it will be screws and nails :-). Someday, I will get back to my fabric stash… It is so patient…

    1. Sometimes I think all we do is organize! And a fabric stash is always patient!
      Apparently I have to moderate the blog posts. I am still trying to find out how. Sometimes I hate technology!

  2. Good for you. This is a great idea. When I get the new hobby room I believe this could work. I hope to find my lost things as I pack. I totally relate. And I am so tired/frustrated to not find things I put away. Hubby and I are determined to have Places for things I hope it works!.

    1. Are you moving soon? Finally? Know you must be busy but I do miss your blog updates.
      If you don’t find your lost things as you pack you may find them as you unpack. That happens if someone helps you pack!

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