Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall runner

Fusible fleece, and it turned out very well for this table runner pictured. I tried a fusible batting a few years ago and was it a disaster, but this product is very nice. I am not sure I would pay that price for it ( $5 for the little piece to make this runner 18x40 roughly) but I can see it's value!

I would like to make a little status report on the state of my fabrics and projects. I have made a huge dent in the big fat binding mountain. I have only half a dozen rrunners and 2 small quilts to bind!! Why do I procrastinate on this so much!! It is the perfect thing to do while watching football.

I think I have nearly busted my stash. There I said it. I have fabric for a few small projects and I am down to about 1/2 tote of usable scraps. Yes!! I can buy now  right? My plan is to buy only for planned projects!!!! I have 4 tops to quilt on my long arm after Christmas and then I have a clean slate of creativity. I am nearly done with everything. Finishing is a financial thing-you know buying batting and the tremendous amount of fabric for backings. I will buy what I need a bit each payday :)

Yarn mountain that I inherited is going to be donated to several charities. My hands just won't allow me to do much in the knitting and crocheting department. If I am going to do a project I am not using acrylic yarn ( the mentioned yarn mountain) I am using pretty yarn from the yarn shop. I have finally reached the point in life where I can spend a couple dollars here and there on pretty things of my own money (not all gift certificates that I love!!). It is a weirded out feeling too. Wow, I feel like a grown up.


Susan said...

Sounds like you are in for some good times when the UFO's are done.

Perhaps I can make the same claim in a few years. It does take money for backing and batting when you are finishing things. Right now I can keep on making tops while I save for those things.

Micki said...

I like all of your plans, so good luck with them!