Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What’s Working on Wednesday

Well let’s see, I did get my cutting table cleared off.

       cutting table

                                         BEFORE

       cutting table 2

                                       AFTER

It doesn’t quite look like that now. LOL If it was still neat that would mean I haven’t been using it right?

I pulled this scrap string thingy out and added the lime border because I now have a plan for it. Next up will be a larger scrap border.

        lime scrap

I’ve finally taken the time to learn the Tunisian crochet stitch. Don’t know why I avoided it for so long. It really wasn’t difficult at all. Here’s my first swatch.

        tunisian

Not bad for my first try. Now I need to go buy a Tunisian hook so my stitches don’t fall off!

I gotten a few goodies in the mail lately. First up these charm packs. The 2 1/2 inch squares will be used to make table runners.

       fabric

I also got some yummy new yarn!

      yarn

     yarnz

    fresh linen2

And finally I got something that I’ve been wanting for what seems like forever. I know they’ve been around for a while but I just couldn’t find the right one, until now.

   pincushion

It’s a felted wool pincushion! This picture isn’t the greatest. It doesn’t show the beautiful blue color in the center. I’m very happy I found this one!

I’m linking up with The Quiltsy blog this week. Come on over, you can link up too!

7 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I cleaned my area twice already - now to pull the next 'pile' to make a mess.

Tiffany said...

Ah! I laughed so hard at the first picture - looks just like my sewing area! How am I supposed to work when I make such a mess? ;)

B J Elder said...

Always a relief to see others spaces look like mine does all too often. It feels so good to get it cleaned up - to have a "fresh start" for the next project.
So much eye candy posted too. How wonderful!

Helen McNaught said...

I think most cutting tables look like your 'before' photo:-) I know mine does right now! I have a system.... I have a large basket that I fill with 'stuff' that should not be on the table.... when that basket is full I take it around my sewing room and put away all of the things in the basket. and on it goes! fill the basket, put away the stuff. In the end I have an empty table to fill right back up again! I love your pin cushion. It would be really good for your needles and pins too as it's wool.

Judy H said...

Love the yarn, but I really adore the extra strip you are placing on the scrappy blocks. I have had this on my list 'to-do' and will had your 'look' to my list.

thebutterflyquilter said...

The yarn is just beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with it!
My table is never clean!

Kathy said...

love those pincusions, I have 2!! one for the sewing/cutting table, one for the ironing board!