Saturday, 21 November 2009

This and that

At long last I have finished my scraps sorting project! Puh - hope it never will be this bad again (so she says now *lol*). I have saved squares 1", 1.5", and 2" (need a new box for that one), and in the tub to the far right are squares and strips 2.5".

Three plastic bags of trash - all of it pieces and strips smaller than 1"! In the scrap box were also some left over binding strips. A while back I read on a blog (sorry, can't remember which one) about saving these on a roll, and use them to bind scrap quilts. So taking the writer's advice I have dutifully pieced mine together and rolled them onto a TP tube, but obviously there were some of an older date in the box - they have now been added to the strips on the roll, but still need pressing in the joints before I can roll it up:

I have started some Xmas presents, not sure how much to show here, since I don't really know who will stop by and have a look ;o) But this is what Bernie and I have been doing today - we're about half finished:

And some mail box goodness - my copy of A Quilter's Holiday arrived today!

Looking forward to spending some time at Elm Creek Manor again - but I'll probably save it for the holidays ;o)

Helen Stubbings is having a new pattern out, a lovely quilt called "Life is Beautiful" - and in honor of it she is having a pattern pack giveaway:

Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida


paulette said...

Wow! I like what's happening in your sweat room....I would LOVE to be that organized!! You may just inspire me to go on a cleaning frenzy..... Way to go!

Anne Heidi said...

Åå så deilig å få ryddet i restehaugen- du har vært kjempeflink! Gled deg til boka- den er kjempefin :-)

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog :o)
I can see you've been busy with these scraps! I try to organize while I do the cutting all the time, but it's so easy to just throw it in a bin for later... Great idea with the TP rolling:o) I think I'll have that in mind for later:o)
That book looks nice, is it a book with patterns like the SBS you made? I love that one, and I hope to do it one day, after the DJ of corse:o)
Have a great weekend,

Guðrún said...

It paid to be brave, now everything is in order.

Lise in Norway said...

For en jobb du har gjort! Men nå som du er ferdig hos deg må du gjerne komme på besøk og ta fatt på mine også :-)...........
Håper Anton har det bra :-) Klem

Gina said...

Well done for finishing sorting out your scraps. I would have quit half way through. LOL

Love and hugs Gina xxx