Monday, November 5, 2007

What's the buzz?

The Yahoo group of Stashbusters is now 3001 members! Just think of it - a resource of 3000 quilters at your fingertips - all the answers are there, just waiting for you. There's been some interesting topics lately:

Dream List - Kind of like a "life list" for bird watchers. What quilts do you want to make in your lifetime? And what is keeping you from making it? My list includes a log cabin quilt and a house quilt. Both scrappy, of course. Both are fairly easy - so what am I waiting for? They've been on my list for years ... but when it's time to work on projects - others jump in front of them. BUT 2008 is the year for a log cabin. It's now at the top of my [very long] list.

No Buy: I joined the Stashbuster's "no buy" group. It started November 1st. AND Nov 3rd I was teaching a class at a quilt shop all day on saturday - didn't buy any fabric - I did order a plastic sewing machine mini-table. Oh, goodness, what do they call those?? The brain is going - fast - but I didn't buy any fabric. So-o-o a king sized scrap log cabin will be a good start ...

Reorganizing the stash: Sometimes it seems we work so hard at eliminating fabrics we no longer care for that we don't have time or energy to work with our favorites. We love fabrics or we wouldn't be in this position. But it's time to pick up a favorite and plan around it. I've got a little box set aside of favorite scraps that I was going to do a Road to Oklahoma with them. I think there's enough for scrap log cabin logs too.

I finished 6 Santa Socks and it's a week before the guild meeting! That may be a new record!

Fall Gratitudes
1 Time with family
2 Autumn colors brightening up my commute
3 Quilting time

13 comments:

kate said...

Good blog....Use those good fabrics!!!

Laurie Ann said...

Log cabin is also one I've never done but really want to. It's almost at the top of my list. Welcome to the Stash Quilt ring!

Susan said...

Welcome to Stash Quilts ring. Some good topics to contemplate in your post. Both log cabin and house quilts are quickies.

Nadine said...

Welcome to Stash Quilts ring, Dona!
Nice Blog ! I'll certainly come back !

Friendship threads and smiles, from
NADINE, in Belgium.

Darlene said...

Welcome to the Stash Quilts Ring!

Wonderful blog - I'll be visiting on a very regular basis! :-)

KCQuilter said...

Welcome to Stash Quilts! Love your blog and will visit often.

Linda_J said...

Welcome to the Stash Quilt ring--looking forward to getting to know you better in coming weeks.

Carolyn said...

Welcome to Stash Quilts...it's great to have you!

Shelina said...

Welcome to the Stash Quilts ring, Doni. I too have a huge list of quilts I want to make - not on paper, but floating around in my mind, and it always surprises me which ones get surfaced to the top while the others - a log cabin is on my list too - just sit there and let others get in front of them. I think log cabin is going to be one of those quilts that get made more of this year around the ring. A couple of people are doing one and several more are contemplating it. Maybe you can make one to inspire us.

Norma said...

Welcome to the Stash Quilts ring!

Jeanne said...

Hi Doni! Glad to have you with us in the Stash Quilts ring. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.
Jeanne :)

Hanne said...

Hello Doni :-)
Welcome to the Stash Quilts ring

Cathi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Doni, and the nice comment.

Welcome to the Stash Quilt ring!!