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Baby Quilt Out Of Old, Used Pants

If you’ll excuse the sad camera phone pictures, I can post way more often.  Here’s my new, clean set up.  Sewing machine against the wall, cutting table on it’s left (Yes, I’m a lefty), ironing board behind me.  I’m lucky that I have such a sunny basement.  Those big windows open up right at ground level.   Way in the back, you can barely see there sort of beyond the ironing board,  is the fabric I’m probably going to be using for the backing.  Pretty.

The bummer of it is that there are no outlets along the outside wall so I have to get creative with the power cords. The iron and sewing machine cords meet in the middle of the room right under the chair.  
And here’s what the new clean room allowed me to work on.  I have two baby quilts to make – genders unknown – the first baby is due in June.  I think only one of those people will appreciate a baby quilt out of old, used pants so the other will have to wait because I’m having too much fun piecing this one.   

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Still here Update

I know.  No posts for a month and then two in a day.  What could I be thinking?  
Look at all that floor.  And, look! A table top that hasn’t been seen for months and months. 
I’m just so proud of myself.  It’s not done by a long shot but it’s so much better.  Now I know that I have way too much linen and have to make something out of it really soon.  Also I have lots of awesome IKEA print fabrics that I completely forget about.
We got the giant cork board up and hubs is busy hanging art still; check out what he did with my denim quilt back there is the guest/game/workout/storage room.
I got rid of lots of wool and some pretty linen clothing that I was going to cut up but then I decided against it.  So…whaddaya all say to a crap craft swap? 
The going away pile.
I think I’ll ask if Sector67 is willing to host one. Would you (local folks) come?
I might even give away some of my baskets – I haven’t used them in forever.  I do love me some baskets.
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Still here

I have had very limited access to the computer and a really bad time getting my pictures on to the web since my laptop’s unfortunate demise.  I haven’t bought a new one because I’m just sure we’ll be able to repair ours someday, somehow when we acquire knowledge that we just don’t begin to have right now.  but I’m sure we will one day.  🙂 
So, here is a picture of my project for today taken with the camera on my phone.
Check out that giant cork board that I scored at the ReStore for $5!  I think it’s like, eight feet long.  Awesome.
I’m tackling the fabric stash and trying to get rid of at least two bins of fabric.  Can it be done?  We shall see.
In the meantime, please enjoy this talk on creativity by John Cleese:
It’s a little over 30 minutes long so if you want the shorter version check out Brain Pickings, which you really check out anyway because I’m sure you would love it.  Thanks to my friend Jen for telling me about it.