No actual sewing has happened since I last posted, I decided to begin
the organisation of my studio by sorting my scraps.
A huge shock was in store for me because I had six
of these bins below tucked away under my large extension table.
You can see they are literally bursting!!
Scraps date from present day to way, way back.
Each of these cardboard bins are full, I weighed each one,
12lbs give or take a few ounces under or over, I calculate
that within each bin sits approximately 36 yards of fabric!!
By my reckoning six bins gives me approximately
216 yards of fabric scraps.
I am drowning in scraps!!!! I was so overwhelmed that I
promptly replaced them under the table to sort next week and moved on to
opening a package in the mail - not more fabric - but I think
the most delicious book I have ever seen!
From QUILTmania comes
this treasure below,
text in both French and English and is a book about the collector
and his quilts.
Just look at this quilt below
I saw this book pop up on Instagram a few days ago and was hooked.
If you do have the chance to turn the pages of this book you will see why.
Time will be set aside each week to spend reading in a quiet corner.
More fabric selections for my UANDUQAL quilt
have been selected and will be under the machine next week.
A walk through the garden yesterday revealed below
one of my clumps of bluebells. These harbingers of Spring, along with crocus,
are the flowers of my childhood days playing in the fields at the side of
my home in Lancashire. Nostalgia sweeps over me when I
see and smell these blooms.
Dawn is here much earlier now and I love to be up
watching the sunrise. At 6.30am yesterday I took this photo
of the sun hitting the bare oak branches giving them a golden glow,
sights like this are the perfect start to my day.