Net Stash Reduction Goal for 2008 – 150 yards
Net Used to Date – 37 yards
Net Yards To Go – 113 yards
Through the magic of time stamping (or at least I’m hoping this is how it works), I’m able to write this post before leaving for Paducah and have it show up on Wednesday while I’m away. I guess I have this lofty view of my blog and seem to think it’s so important in the lives of my readers that no one will be able to function while I’m gone unless they have a blog post to read so . . here ya go! A post while I’m gone.
These pictures, along with the stash pictures, should prove to everyone that I don’t need to buy anything . . ever again!
I’ve shown you some recent improvements to the cave (the downstairs wet bar area and fabric storage) but I thought since I’d done some major cleaning on my cutting table, I’d share that space with you.
I love this big cutting table. I actually have two of them because I had one at the house in town and one at home in Kentucky. One is a table I bought from the Bernina dealer 20+ years ago (I think it’s this one). The other one is one I got on sale at Hancock’s 5 or 6 years ago. I’m not real sure where the second table is right now . . maybe it didn’t even move with us . . I don’t know.
If you’re wondering why I have a green mat on top of a white mat — the white mat is really old and in horrible shape. It has so many grooves in it that it was hard to cut. I decided just to use a smaller (cheaper) green mat on top because I really only cut in one little section. Then I’ll still have the big white mat for measuring.
This end of the table holds the things I use every day — obviously there are post-it notes, 5 calculators (they disappear quickly), a Scotch (3M, of course!) tape dispenser, post-it note tape (love that stuff!), magnetic pin holders and a little pin cushion. The little green box that you see part of — that’s my “grab & go box”. It has a thimble, a little pair of scissors, thread and needles. That’s what I’ll take with me to work on the binding while gone.
And in the background are three little drawer organizers. These have the really important stuff.
I’m guessing there are 10 pairs of Gingher scissors in there . . wait, I just counted — 8 pairs of Gingers of varying sizes, 2 pairs of Fiskars, one pair of Singer little scissors I use for trimming threads and one pair of scissors for paper cutting.
The middle organizer has seam rippers, band-aids, thimbles, packages of straight pins, packages of needles and extra rotary blades. With at least 10 new rotary blades, don’t ask me why all seven my cutters are dull! And, don’t ask me why I have seven rotary cutters.
The organizer on the right just holds thread. I don’t even know why I have that thread or why I keep it out. I mostly sew from cones.
I’m sure everyone will agree that there’s not one single thing I truly need from the quilt show! Doesn’t mean I won’t buy something though! 🙂