This month is racing by even faster than last month, at least for me--tell me I'm not alone in feeling that way! First, my sister in law Laura received her quilt in the mail and called me right away to thank me. She had seen it person in flimsy stage, and only in pictures after, since I entered in the County Fair. I love to have the new owners of my quilts smiling with their gift! So pleased she loves it.
I'm still working on the 40 bags in 40 days idea and have gotten a few areas straightened away. At least 12 bags went out the door to the charity shop one day, I've sorted a lot of mail, recycled magazines, folded and reorganized linens, and made lists of areas to tackle next with specific plans. I've bought bins and slide out shelves and cleaned out the fridge. If you like organizing, or need ideas, a fave blog of mine is IHeart Organizing. Lots of DIY and simple wish-I'd-thought-of-that budget-easy ideas. One of her ideas I lifted was bins for the fridge to hold like items. I found some very inexpensive plastic bins with handles at Big Lots and have now corralled the yogurt/cottage cheese snacks into one, and put small leftovers in another--you know, those orts in plastic sandwich bags that get lost behind the eggs and go bad. Isn't it great the ideas you can get from others? I'll share an idea my sister found novel, and one my mother introduced.
This morning I finished up this set of placemats for my daughter's friend who is moving away for her senior year of college. Simple wavy line quilting and machine binding. I've had this poppy fabric for about 10 years but the green mottled fabric is from JoAnn's.
They are two-sided. I used a green bottom thread when sewing down the binding. Meanwhile, the Winding Ways project is continuing. Some quilt MATH blew up in my face and I underestimated how much fabric I needed. But it isn't a hardship for me to pick out more at the quilt shop :)
Lucy the cat has been keeping me company while I sew. Her favorite spot is next to my floor lamp. The addition of a plastic bag has made her heart go pitter pat.