I arrived back to my college apartment last night and lugged in all of the craft supplies left from my 3-week vacation into my small bedroom, where I was met by even more craft supplies.
Like an entire garbage bag full of grocery sacks to be crocheted, eventually, into totes.
I love to craft with what others would toss in the trash (recycling, please), or donate to Goodwill. This makes for some green and thrifty crafting, but also for a very messy bedroom.
Today I declared war on my stash. I am going to be a good, responsible adult and finish some projects I have started. I am going to have an organized bedroom. I am going to become a more organized person all together. And it all starts with this box of brushed cotton:
This box contains brushed cottons left over from a quilt. I plan on sewing the scraps and extra blocks together to use for the backing. After it is finished I can send it, along with the top, to my mom for quilting therefore freeing me from one of many boxes of fabric. Before I got to that I needed to cut out a new leaders and enders project. When I was home on my vacation my mom shared Bonnie Hunter’s (check her out at Quiltville) new book with me. I found it very encouraging. I am less picky about fabric now, because Bonnie says if you think fabric is ugly, you just have not cut it small enough. I knew of just the fabric to attack:
I am not such a fan of dark or “primitive” prints, but have somehow collected quite a few. I will use these fabrics to create the braided quilt in Bonnie Hunter’s book, Adventures with Leaders and Enders.
So, in order to get rid of my box of brushed cottons I started cutting up my box of darks. At 8:00 this morning. Six hours later I am headed to work, still without a quilt cut out (although a good dent made in the required 2,700 pieces) and with a fully-intact box of brushed cottons. Now in addition to by messy bedroom I have left an impressive heap on the kitchen island as well.
This is going to be a long journey…