Only 10 days left until I get my cast off! I might get a different cast, depending on how my arm's healing, but I will definitely be getting rid of this one! Hallelujah! Change is good!
In anticipation of this great event, I've been working on reorganizing my sewing room... a monumental task, especially one-armed! I've unearthed some fabulous treasures (it's been a while since I've dusted my sewing room, so unearthed is an appropriate term).
I tend to be a goal-oriented person, so I've set some goals for my return to normality. One of those goals is to try some crazy quilting. I've been inspired by Melissa's work, and I think crazy quilting will be a great way to complete several tasks at one time. The fabric is from a jacket that my mom loved, but it didn't fit her any more. When I admired it, she pulled out her scissors and cut it into panels that fit into my bulging suitcase. I found my box of DMC floss, which I've never used (daughter Alison used a little bit for a sewing project). The basket holds my Danish Flower Thread, which I bought for some cross stitch projects about 20 years ago. I only finished one of the projects... I hope the thread isn't rotten! I also found two books. I've obviously thought about crazy quilting before!
How does tatting fit in? I love the way Melissa has incorporated tatted lace in her CQ blocks. I think it's a fabulous way to showcase tatting, and I have quite a few ideas for CQ blocks. I have several of Dad's ties that I can use to make blocks with a patriotic theme or a nautical theme. Will these ideas bust my stash? Not a chance! I think it's time to open up my sewing room to the public!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!