Monday, March 18, 2013

Embroidery Blog Hop - Coming Up Soon!

Yup!  The time is drawing near for the unvailing of our embroidery work!  If you will recall, the end of January I posted a little about an embroidery blog hop that Jane, over at "Jane's Fabric and Quilts Blog" was doing.  (The button, Stitch Me Up, is on my side bar.)  As I said earlier, I'm not very techy. (you know that word - that's not a word?)  Anyway, this is the pattern and the thread I got from Jane and her friends so that I could be a part of this blog hop.  I don't really understand all that I am supposed to do other than embroider this pattern and post it on my blog on "my day", which is March 21st.  But don't worry!  I will find out before then just what I am to do.  I have a few more stitches to put in place between now and then.
 No!  Really!  I took this picture a month ago!  I have it almost finished!  Just a few more stitches.

Finally!!!!  Found my way back in!  I have tryed a couple of times to get back in here to post and it would not let me post!  I don't know - I'm not very techy!  (That's not a word, is it?  You know what I mean.)

I have been pretty busy though.  One thing I have worked on since last post was cleaning up my sewing studio.
These pieces of fabric range from 1/2 yard to 8 yard pieces.  Pretty hard to find what I want - and - if I spot what I want . . . . . it's usually the piece on the bottom!  Of course!

I have enjoyed fondling all this fabric again.  It's almost like "new stuff"!  LOL

My dear friend over at Humble Quilter, Kathy Earley, was talking about getting card board pieces from that are for comic books.  Comic book backing boards - they are 7" x 10 1/2" and the fabric wraps neatly around it and stands nicely on the shelf, so you can see what you have:

There!  Getting better!

Above is one of the boards.  It's a little heavier than regular poster board.  I tried the poster board, actually I've used some poster board - I had to limit 1/2 yard cuts to that - they don't want to stand up so well.

You can see here, the boards are just the right size!

And, another shot of 1 of 4 sets of shelves of fabric!  I used over 500 boards on pieces between 1/2 yard and 8 yards each.  The fat quarters are still in the wire baskets (below), but I intend to redo those too . . . . one of these days.  Of course before I finished all of this I jumped into another project, which I will post about a little later.

I would highly recommend this way of storage, as it is so much easier to see your colors and patterns; to pull out pieces to "audition" for a quilt and slide it right back in if you decide not to use it.  Not to mention you get to touch and feel all that gorgeous stuff!!!!  Obsessed?  Me?  Maybe.