My new mantra, "An errand a day keeps boredom away." Well, it works for me.
Yesterday was my day to mail packages. Sorry to all of you who have been waiting, but I had to wait until Thursday so the maid service could help me get them in the car. I went to a mailing place that I knew would unload them for me. So they're off. Marilyn, yours is still here because I ran out of boxes. I bought a box and I hope to get those off to you this weekend.
I stopped by a preview opening of a new quilt shop here. The shop is adorable. It kind of reminds me of the layout at Temecula Quilt Company except there are no Civil War fabrics in there, or at least none that I could see. It's bright and open. I hope she does well.
Going through the scraps was quite the experience. I couldn't imagine why in the world I had some of those scraps, but then I would remember this or that quilt.
You know how quilters say their scraps seem to multiply? I figured it out.
All of those scraps were compressed into this folding laundry bag that had been sitting next to my cutting table for years. I set it next to the 750 for perspective.
Well, the scraps in that bag filled up two and a half plastic tubs like that picture in my last post. I laughed out loud because I remembered when I was a youngster, Daddy telling me about digging a hole and filling it back up, and how the stage of the moon affects how much of that dirt will fit back into the hole. We actually did some experiments on this. That was such fun for a six- or seven-year-old.
But I digress.
I've solved the scrap riddle. It's fluffing them up that makes it seem like more! Quite scientific, right?!!!!! I'm sure that explains the dirt thing, too!
Anyway, those scraps are gone. All that's left in the bottom of the scrap bag are a few plastic Ziplocs with scraps I want to keep. I've made a couple of quilts for children, and I hesitate to toss the larger scrap pieces. You know, repairs and such. Might forward those on to their mamas to hang onto. Yeah, that's what I'll do!
The 750 problem is solved. I ordered a new table that would accommodate her. It'll be about a month before it arrives. Horn is located somewhere in Canada, and they're in the process of moving their factory to Kansas. So production will be delayed a bit. That's okay. This weekend I'm going to unbox the 350 and get it set up on my SewEzi table. I remembered to order the new insert for that, so I'm good to go. I have a quilt needing a binding. It might take me a while to get it machined on, though, as I can't sit for very long, but I want to do some hand stitching so I can see how weak my left thumb is to discuss with the doctor on my next visit. I tried applique a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't get a grip on it. I'm thinking maybe a binding won't be so hard to hold because of the help from the binding clips. More experiments here.
I lead SUCH an exciting life these days!