Oh, my . . Vince is about to send me over the edge. As he would say . . it’s a short trip!
It was cool this morning so he was out in the shop bright and early cleaning and re-organizing. Truly, it’s very similar to re-arranging the deck chairs on a sinking ship. There’s so much stuff. I’m not saying it’s all his . . way too much of it is mine.
The fabric shelves in the sewing room are packed . . so packed that I’ve even resorted to stacking fabric on the floor in front of the shelves. He’s brought in three boxes of fabric. With each box, I say “Oh, THANK YOU! I’ve been looking for that!” The more accurate response would be “I don’t even remember ever buying that fabric” but he would give me such a hard time if I said that.
He’s brought in two boxes of quilting books, which I was happy to see. There are more books but I guess we’ll find those soon. In MO, I had three tall bookshelves full. Here, I have two tall ones and a short one. Cannot find the third tall one anywhere! But the book shelves I have so far aren’t even half full so I know there are more books.
One box had more UFOs . . mostly quilts that need quilting. I will never get all the tops quilted nor will I ever make much of a dent in my fabric stash. I’m trying but I’m not hopeful.
This quilt has cat paws on the bow ties. Chad’s high school mascot was the panthers. I made this quilt for him and he thought it wasn’t so great. He’s been out of high school 6 years. Time to finish this and find a home for it.
I would have bet my last dollar (if I hadn’t already spent it!) that I had finished this quilt and given it away but obviously, I was wrong. If you look very closely, you will see little hand appliqued hearts in the sashing. Yes, I did those!
Obviously I was way more excited about custom quilting back then than I am now. The top is already marked and read to quilt. Maybe someday I’ll do it . . maybe not.
I wasn’t looking for any of these quilts. I had actually forgotten about them all and would not have been disappointed if I had never seen them again. But they’re added to my stack of “To Finish” tops and some day . . hopefully . . I will get them done.