Cotton + Steel has landed at the LA Quilter joint. I'm anxious to break apart these packages to see what all the fuss is about!
All of the pictures posted of projects really peaked my interest, especially the one that Carrie of Miss Rosie's did. I've always wanted to do a kaleidoscope quilt and I think this will be the one. Think there's enough fabric here?
Thursday was my last day at my company. I am still working one day a week for my late boss' wife until I leave town. But I will have a lot of time to pack, get some sewing in, and generally relax after 43 plus years of working at two really stressful jobs. One habit I need to break is automatically waking up at 5:00 a.m.!
Another thing I must do soon is move all the tubs of fabric from the offsite storage to my garage. That will take many trips in my QuiltMobile, or one or two trips in a pickup truck. Why-oh-why have I collected that much fabric? I always joked that I was buying for my "retirement," that nebulous thing off on the horizon. Reality has slapped me in the face and the time is now.
So what do I do? Buy more fabric!
Seriously, I was considering getting rid of a bunch of it, but I decided to move it all with me to Louisiana. I know myself well enough to know that I would be searching for the one piece that I no longer had and would be scouring the internet to find it. Once I get there and fill up the stash closet, then I will make a decision on whether to get rid of the rest of it.
On a nostalgic note, I wandered back in the plant earlier this week to watch them forge one more time. It's such a fascinating process. As I told a friend, I can't believe I got teary-eyed over titanium and steel -- or in quilting parlance, Titanium + Steel!
I had to cancel lunch with a friend today. My garage door decided to quit working, and the repairman is coming this morning to hopefully fix it. I can manually open it, but it's hard for me to do that with a bum back. Certainly don't want to undo any of the good works by the surgeons. Yesterday morning I had to unlock it, open the door, pull my car out, go back in the garage to close and lock it, go through the house, out the front door and around to my car. (sigh) Penny was confused by it all. Heck, I was confused by it all.
I am going to clear out my sewing room of some boxes of fabric, and then sit down and work on the Metro Scope quilt. I love making those blocks, and have decided not to be discouraged by the miscut of one piece of fabric. I'll just substitute another blue and forge on! ("We're not building a piano here!") I took nine or ten quilts to the quilter last weekend, and I'd like to get a few more to her before the move. It's easier to move finished quilts than bits and parts, so UFOs, watch out; here I come!!