Monday, May 9, 2011
"What? Has the old girl lost her mind, then? Why in the world is she showing us her ironing pile?"
I can hear you all now. This, I will have you know, is a future quilt or two, green style. I have been trolling through our 100% cotton Hawaiian shirt and dress collection. So far, these have made the pile. I spent some time today cutting them into usable parts. This was not really easy to do, because I really liked these shirts, and one dress. I don't wear them any more, however, so I will be able to love the fabrics in a new format. I am going to use three of them to build the circle of flying geese for Hokule'a. The rest are going in the bin with the Hawaiian fabric I collected while living there. I have also put out the word to family members that they should send any 100% cotton clothes they no longer want. I will build my stash however I can.
I had a very busy Monday, and didn't get into the studio except to cut up a few shirts. I managed to pick up two jobs for extra money. I am doing a bit of freelance resume writing, and I am now a real estate marketing assistant. I have done both jobs before, and I enjoy them, so I am happy for this opportunity to earn fabric money. My husband and I also celebrated that he signed up two new distributors for our Send Out Cards business. All in all, a good day.
I also picked up a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 3. I haven't opened it yet, but I am looking forward to spending quality time looking at all the wonderful blocks.
I will be watching Bella for the next two days, so I will talk to you all again on Thursday.
Joyful quilting, everyone.