Thursday, September 3, 2015

Free Day Fail

Tuesday I did not have to watch the kids, but OH MY it was hot, and humid.  I was determined that I was going to sew.  But before I could, I had to go to the grocery store.  I was in and out and home by 8 am.

I was going to read some not working right.  UGH so I guess I should get to work.  

I set up my work area to quilt my Christmas table runner.  I worked on a little bit at a time.  I am about 1/2 of the way done.  I am using Isacord, but my machine does not love it so there are some starts and stops when I have a thread break.

I then decided I needed to do my bag lady block for quilt guild.  I figured out how I wanted it laid out and started sewing.  I am getting faster at these!  It only took me about 1 hour to do it, after I found the correct block size.  For some reason I didn't have any of the cutting directions for the 9 inch block, only the 12 so off I went to the sewing room to print the cutting directions for the 9 inch. 

I then decided it was time to pick up the old BOM and work on it.  I have step 8, 9, and 10 left to do.  I did all the cutting for step 8.  Then started to read the sewing directions. I got one section sewn together, and the next step was to take the block from step 1, and sew the sections which I had just sewn onto it.

I started looking, in the project box, on the table, on the floor.....not there.  In my sewing room behind the door where I hang blocks for quilts with slacks hangers....not there.  My ironing board, my cutting table, under the sewing machine, under the table where I sew in my sewing room, in every drawer, basket, and rack. NOT THERE!  I then saw a scrap in my ginormous scrap box and thought how did it end up there?

This is the aftermath of my search.  Still no block. I am now going on 2 hours of searching.  In the meantime I am working on scanning a file for DH, with the additional computer problems I  finally gave up in frustration.  Right before bed I went through the blocks in the project box one more time.  Aha!  Success!  But I need to do something about all of these scraps.  I also need to get something prepped to work on at the daughters.  14-16 hour days are not conducive for getting much accomplished.


  1. I have been having great luck with Lori Holt's ideas with cutting strips and squares of common sizes from smaller scraps and putting them in plastic silverware trays - I have even been using them once I have them cut and organized-yay!! and putting bigger scraps in a small flip top garbage can for dealing with "later" I bought one for solids and one for prints. A lot fits in one of those!!

  2. o truly hate to spend hours looking!

  3. hate that. what about using the Christmas runner pattern and cutting up the scraps for a scrappy one. you could use your fav color for the stars or whatever. that would use up some anyway. I think they little buggars multiply at night and invite all their friends over. just sayin.....

  4. Drives me crazy spending too much time looking for stuff.

  5. Don't you just hate it when that happens?


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