Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A new project

One of my goals for 2013 is to get my sewing room more organized.

 That means several different things, including being able to get to the item I need, when I need them.

Right now, my patterns, rulers, miscellaneous notions and a lot of other random sewing stuff are stored in a two drawer lateral filing cabinet. While this is great for the amount of space, it's not so good for organization. Everything is just kind of piled in there. And whatever I need, it's almost always at the bottom of the drawer.

I've been searching for a better storage solution for months. I had a tall chest with many drawers in mind. For whatever reason, the Goodwill I normally go to has been putting outrageous prices on their furniture lately. Prices such as $130 for a smallish entertainment unit made of pressboard and laminate, with broken drawers and missing knobs. Really outrageous.

So, imagine my surprise when I found this.....

A tall dresser with 7 drawer. Made of real wood. Made locally about 10 years ago. Priced at....$45!

Yes it needs some work. There are a couple of generous dings around the edges.

And the dark stain has to go.

But for that price, I'm willing to put in a little elbow grease and buy some paint!

I can't wait to get this baby prettied up and ready for use.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013



I don't know how I managed to do this. I didn't even notice it until I was quilting the next row and got to this point. I heard no protest from my machine or the walking foot when they ran over this poor safety pin.

Now the question.....do I rip out the quilting to remove the pin? Or do I try to cut off the clasp to free it?


Sunday, February 3, 2013

QuiltCon Linky Party.....Five things about me

The Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a Linky Party for those attending QuiltCon later this month. I really wanted to go, but hadn't planned on it....until my Mom gave me an early birthday present by helping with the travel expenses. Yay Mom!

The MQG asked us to post a picture of ourselves. Here it is:

This is me, last January, with my dog Harry. I look pretty much the same now. And if you're going to QuiltCon, you'll probably see me wearing that same pink shirt!

The MQG also asked that we list 5 things people might not know about you, so here you go:

  1. I'm currently the President of the Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild. (I'm traveling to QuiltCon with the other 4 ladies on our board. Look out Austin!!)
  2. I'll buy almost anything if it comes in PINK! (Okay, if you know me, that shouldn't surprise you.)
  3. I made my first quilt in the mid 90's. I followed Eleanor Burns' Quilt In A Day book. It took me a lot more than a day.
  4. I met my husband at a Country Western bar. He loves to tell people that I picked him up in a bar.
  5. My dream job would be to run my own fabric-coffee-book shop.