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