In which I talk (really quickly!) about sorting, organizing, quilting, planning, new projects I’m starting, old projects that are next to quilt… Sorry about talking so quickly, but it was my third time filming and my battery was low, I didn’t want it to die before I got into everything. Thanks for watching and stay crafty, friends!
This week I’m talking about sorting, and purging, and getting rid of junk, as well as how things are going with the q-zone hoop quilting frame, and an upcoming T-shirt Quilt project. I cut out nearly 12 minutes from the original video because ramble ramble ramble, ummm, ummm, ummmmm. You’re welcome! 😉
I actually finished quilting, binding, and labeling my first Project Linus quilt since early this year, yay! I’m having to use batting scraps since I can’t get new Linus batting, but that’s ok, it just means fewer batting scraps stored in my Project Room. I’ve also paired 4 of my 5 remaining Linus tops with backing, and I have left some scraps out to use in the Side by Side QaL blocks that I need to finish. It feels so good to finally be finishing some things, or at least moving them along another step. I need batting, and probably just going to order some unless I hear we are having a Linus drop off in July. I’m glad I filmed yesterday, because we have thunderstorms moving in today. One day at a time… one quilt at a time!
In which I talk about giving my coworkers some fabric masks and gearing up for the new Project Linus 2020 Mystery Quilt. Yes, it’s already almost time for this year’s mystery quilt! Hard to believe, but it’s true. The time has come to start quilting again. I’m ready.
My first post-mask craft project was making myself a belt from a leftover bit of cotton webbing from my December/January grocery tote endeavors. Had the perfect sized d-rings on hand! Pleased with the easy, fast results.
I’ve been plugging away here and there on finishing masks for my coworkers and to donate locally. And working on stuff here in my dilapidated, 60+yo house/yard, where everything is breaking or falling apart… when I’m not working.
Sorry I seem so distracted, but I clocked out from work to film this on my break, and I’m in the middle of a sort of complicated project at work and am clearly having a difficult time focusing on being in my Project Room talking to you all. I should have named this video “Scattered”.
In which I talk about online craft shopping, making masks, craftlessness, and Project Linus. I cut out a bunch… like most of my nervous breakdown (you’re welcome!). But I left enough of my description of my current dilemma to try to explain the look on my face.
One. Day. At. A. Time.
In which I drone on about buying stuff I don’t need and somehow drag this out to just under 10 minutes. I have bought gadgets, I have bought fabrics. I have not MADE anything. But as Scarlett said, “Tomorrow is another day” or some crap like that. Be safe, y’all.
I got the out of print fabric at my friend’s ebay shop. It’s all been pre-washed in free and clear laundry soap. Check out what’s there now at Colson’s Collectibles
Hey there, just popping in to say hi. No video this week from me, but I will try to do it this next week. Tuesdays are a little busy so maybe Wed. By then I hope to have something to show you, too, even if it’s not finished.
I’ve been really fighting the ennui and pandemic depression stuff. Jennifer has kept me from going into the abyss completely, and has cheered me on as I struggle to work my way out and into a crafty place. Part of my self-imposed therapy has been spending money on some crafty-related stuff. Retail therapy does help a bit, and I am fortunate we are still both working and I am able to do that.
Judging by the lack of videos this week I am guessing I’m not the only one battling to regain their crafty mojo and ability to smile on camera.
Know that I love you and miss you guys, and I will be back this next week with something to show, even if it’s just the light I hung over my quilt frame this past week.
Everyone take care and see you next week!
Happy Birthday to our founder and my very bestest friend, Jennifer! I recorded for over 20 minutes so that I could get mostly coherent versions of every part of this song, and then chopped out all of the stamping and swearing, and then spliced the mostly best parts together as best I could with my crappy editing skills. All the hugs going out to you, Ms. Jennifer!
PS: No ukuleles were harmed in this video, I promise.