Sunday, February 24, 2008

Back to my regular posting schedule...

Well there you go...I definitely post more when the children are home...and now I'm back to my weekly post with lots titbits to share.

Firstly, things in the sewing dept. have slowed down as a result of some re-organizing and re-folding. I knew it was time to take stock when I literally couldn't fit another piece of fabric in the cupboard. I wish I'd taken before pictures...but it was all of a bit of an impulse thing and I started emptying shelves onto the floor. I've got all my yardage folded uniformly and weeded out anything significantly smaller than a fat 1/4 to be trimmed down for the scrap bins. (BTW, notice the bin on the left of tops waiting to be basted!)

I've also been working on project for the Lutterworth Piecemakers group quilt. I don't want to give too much away so here's a close-up peek. Those of us in the group will probably figure it out!

I also was lucky enough to win a lovely red fat 1/4 from Patchwork Penguin's Valentine give-away...thanks Nancy.

And lastly, Libby has asked for people to post pictures of their ironing board. So here's mine. Now as it happens I just changed the cover yesterday to this rather bright orange one. It was the spare that came with the board when I bought it. The old one had developed a crease and in the process of trying to smooth it out the cord snapped making it unusable.
If I ever get the inclination I might try one of these tutorials to make a new one. Check out Marmadaisy's tutorial or U-handbag's super easy tutorial.

TTFN

19 comments:

Libby said...

Thanks for the tutorials *s* I will definitely book mark both!

Juliann in WA said...

Love your ironing board cover - that is the most fun cover I have ever seen!

Anina said...

I was just looking at my grungy ironing board cover yesterday. I think it's time. Now where do I find that lovely orange fabric...

Marcia said...

Your ironing board cover looks fun. I recently was shown how to make an ironing board over a wooden tv tray to sit right beside your sewing machine. I'll post it when I get mine done.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

That's a very nice IBC - bright and cheerful.

Elaine Adair said...

Aren't we quilters ridiculous? We have an extravagent supply of fabrics in our stash, yet are so darned reulctant to use it to make an ironing board cover! LOL

Loved the tutorials - especially the part about cutting out the old casing and using it again!

Mary said...

Your fabric looks so neat on your shelves and that ironing board cover makes me want to run out and buy a new one!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Your cabinet looks to neat to be used.The cover looks fun.

YankeeQuilter said...

I'd be too embarrassed to post a photo of the ironing board cover right now...a large burn mark on one end! Guess I should check out those tutorials...
thanks!

Katie said...

Wow. The cupboard looks wonderful! And that ironing board cover is so loud it could keep me awake at night! LOL I love it. :-)

FabricMom said...

That is definitely a lively cover. I love the bear purse. Too cute.

Katherine said...

Mmmm... love all the look of all those neatly stacked fabrics, Jane.

What an eyecatching and fun cover for an ironing board!

Liz said...

The clean ironing board, the lovely crisp folded fabrics - you have made me very embarassed of my untidy ways!

Wendy said...

I wish my fabrics looked so lovely all folded neatly. That's fun ironing board cover...too bright for me....lol

Lynda said...

Very tantalising glimpse of your Piecemakers project! I haven't started mine yet and was hoping for some inspiration!

Jeanne said...

Love the oranges on your ironing board! Congrats on winning the fabric.

Carin said...

That is the best ironing board cover I have ever seen! that is GREAT!

andsewitis Holly said...

I love your ironing board cover. Your shelves look so neat. I still have your cutting tips you sent and plan to implement them one of these days.

CONNIE W said...

Way cool ironing board!!!