Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WIP Wednesday~Storage Baskets

What a busy week already. I have been sick since before Thanksgiving and I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope I am not jinxing myself. The doctors are still having a hard time figuring out what is going on and without getting into a ton of medical stuff lets just say I will be sick for a while and things are going to get worse on the RA side before it gets better. 

I finally found my sewing room. DD#2 came home from collage at the end of her fall semester and will be home until mid April when she goes back for her spring semester. It has been interesting with her home at the same time that the holidays started. Then with me being sick she just this week got moved back into my sewing room. We received some great sets of drawers from a small business that we moved into our room on Friday. They are huge. They are 60" long, 30" deep, and 24" tall. We have two set with 4 drawers and one set with two very deep drawers. PERFECT storage. These drawers will take the place of three large three drawer plastic bins, five small three drawer plastic bins, and a large 6 drawer dresser. All of these things taking up our sewing/bedroom. Below are pictures of two of the set of drawers.

 With the new drawers I decided that I wanted new baskets to hold my scraps in now that I do not have the plastic bins. I found a very cool tutorial on Sew4Home for 
Stylish Baby Nursery: Collapsible Storage Baskets. I used the pattern and the hints at the end to make the baskets fit the new drawers. Below is a pile of the card board pieces that I cut and the baskets before I added the card board and the binding to the top. 

I decided that I wanted the main part to be white and then the binding to match the color inside. 
I LOVE THEM!! Below you can see the five I finished today. I will be making 11 more. I want to fill up two drawers with my scraps. All the way through the rainbow plus a few extra baskets for fun fabric. 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you have a fun time hanging out here for a bit. 


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2014 Plans~15 in '14

I have seen a bunch of UFO parties. I have thought a lot about joining one. I have decided that I am just going to do this on my own. I don't want to feel obligated to sew anything. I have made a list of 15 UFO's that I want to at least get to the next stage or all the way finished. 

2010 Designer  Mystery BOM
I have cut some border fabric. I have some of the blocks sewn together. I had plans of making 4 table runners but never finished them. I will have to see what shape I left it in. I would like to make this back into  a quilt and have it ready to use by Christmas at the end of the year.

2011 Designer Mystery BOM
This is still in blocks. I would like to get this made into a quilt.

A Year of Paper Piecing
I started on this way back in 2008. I have 8 of the 12 wall hangings done. I would like to finish the other four. 

Apple Core 
I picked these pieces out of a Traveling Stash Box. I can't wait to make this quilt!

Birdie Stitches
I have all the blocks done. I just need to decide on a lay out and get it done.

Black and White Garden
This is a BOM I did at my LQS. I have all the blocks done.

Count On It
I have 7 of these done. 

Double Delight
I have all of the pieces cut. I have some of it sewn together. 

Hello Moon
I have 6 blocks done.

Hello Sun
I have all 12 blocks done. I have some yellow corner blocks made. 

Quilts for Kids Their Kit
I have the top done. I just need to finish it.

Quilts for Kids My Kit
Same thing as above.

Round and Round Quilt Along
I have all the two patches done. I have quilt a bit done. 

Tetris Quilt Along
I have the top done.

Trip Around the World
The top is done.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Goodbye 2013

I love seeing all of the things people make during the year. I really like seeing the mosaics. It is an easy way to see everything all at once. I have made one for me. I felt like I had not made much but when going through the process of making the mosaic I realized I had made many things. Thank you to everybody that keep coming back to read what I am up to. I liked getting things off my UFO list last year and I am planning on doing that again this year. Of all of the projects that I made 10 of them were UFO's. Yippee!!! I have so many projects that I want to do that until I clean of some of my shelves I just don't feel right doing them.  I am making a list of the projects that I am going to finish in 2014. I have also updated the Maniac Monday List page and the Finished Projects page at the top of my blog. I will keep doing Maniac Monday. It is a good way to keep my projects straight in my head without having to try and remember them. I have moved things around to make it easier for me. I will be changing it a little bit more to make space for my 2014 list. In my Finished Projects page I have added all of the projects in the mosaic that were not already there. I will be updating the other pages as I go. Again thank you for stopping by. Have fun looking at what I love to do.