I often fall into the trap of believing that a job is going to be accomplished quickly and easily. Case in point - following several hours of work over the last 2 days this is what my basket of scraps looks like now. It almost looks like there is more than I started with. Hubby says it's just 'fluffed up' from me digging around, but I was beginning to feel a bit disheartened.Then I captured some of what has been dealt with so far. There is a stack of 2 1/2" strips, a healthy pile of 5" squares, a basket of 1 1/2" strips, another basket with scraps to use in applique, a few pieces that qualified to be folded up as fat quarters, and some 1" strips that can't be seen here.
Here are all the pieces for the next quilt I plan to do from this book.
Another 50 5" squares that will be re-cut into 2 1/2" squares for a project I'll be starting this week. I guess I did get a lot done, there's just a lot more to be done.
While the rain continued yesterday, Harper did perk up some once she was in charge of the remote control. She does become very pleased with herself when she gets in my chair.
Here is a picture of my pitiful ironing board cover. I got this large ironing board at Costco a number of years ago and very carefully saved the information on how to get a replacement cover. When I decided that I was ready to place an order a couple of years back, I learned that they are no longer made. Now I'm a quilter, that's for sure, but rather than figure out how to make a new cover I went for the easy fix - iron on patches. It's a pitiful sight to behold, but it works just dandy. I'm due for another installment of new patches soon. It's easy to do and allows me to spend my sewing time with fun fabrics.
I bring all this up because I recently read a blog (sorry, I don't remember which blog) where she apologized for her ugly ironing board. So here's the deal. In honor of Leap Year and Sadie Hawkins Day, share a picture of your ironing board and leave comment on this post. On February 29th at 8 p.m. Pacific time, I'll draw a name for a little give away. Please remember to post a photo and make sure I have a way to contact you via email.
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