My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Thursday, June 18, 2009

still progressing

This is what's left to be sorted....except that bundt cake box has the denim scraps in it so it doesn't need sorting.

I got too tired to take pics of the rest but know that your boxes are getting full.

And for those of you who have mentioned being worried about the postage.

I got flat rate boxes from the post office knowing that the fabric would end up being heavy and please know that giving this stuff to y'all is something that I want to do. I am very happy to know that the fabric and stuff won't sit in my garage for the next 20 years! (it can sit in YOURS!!)

If I've done it right, when you get your box you should find the following.

A) something that will make you laugh
B) something you will throw away (because I couldn't)
C) something you will use and enjoy
D) something that you will look at and say "WHAT THE HECK??!!"

Please don't hesitate to follow through with B, and if you feel so inclined I'd love to see posts showing which item fell into each category for you.

I may take tomorrow off from sorting...I'm getting worn out. But I do think that I'll have the boxes ready to mail sometime next week.

Now, who'd like to adopt these orphans??
The double knit fabric and blue netting have found homes.

small basket of patterns, these are classic styles and some 80s-ish that would be fine if you forego the shoulder pads (can I tell you how many stray single shoulder pads I have thrown away!!??) The sizes on these patterns are all either 18-22 or 20-24 women's. They've been used but Grandmother told me LONG ago that instead of cutting through the pattern she would fold the pattern on the cutting line so that she kept all the sizes. Woman had more patience than I do!

This is one of those packaged projects from long ago. You use it to make a quilted pillow or pillow cover. It is a parrott sitting in a tree, blow the pic up if it's hard to see. It has already been attached to batting that's still in fairly good shape. you just attach whatever fabric you wanted to use to the other side of the batting, quilt on the lines through all layers (it says can be hand or machine quilted) and then attach to a pillow or make a cover out of it using your fabric as the topside and the pattern would then be inside the pillow. Did that make sense? It's hard to explain but would make a beautiful pillow or wallhanging.

Next we have about 1/2 box of bottom weight sturdy denim scraps. If you patch jeans or want a heavy quilt this would be perfect for you.


Sara said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what goodies are in my box! I think I can live without the denim or the patterns. I don't sew as much as I would like! My daughter would get a kick out of learning to quilt on the parrot, though.

Susan said...

I love that you are doing this and look forward to the links of the one's receiving the boxes!!!

ellen b. said...

Thanks in advance MM and I'm now so intrigued on what will fit in those categories you mentioned :0)

Lisa said...

Stickin' my nose in the door, and peeking over all the boxes of fabric here... Wanted to let you know I have something for you over at my place. &;o)

nancy said...

Sorry I haven't been around. Now I'm catching up. I love your quote.
I'd be interested in the patterns - they are my size and I'd love to at least take a look.
You asked if I could use small pieces. Sure. I'm working on small and large things all the time and some are very tiny.
You are such a great heart! Imagine you doing all this for your invisible friends in cyberspace! Thanks Sarah.

nancy said...

Ooo,ooo! I forgot to say that there is a teeny tiny meme on my blog today that I'd love to have you answer, if you have the time.

ABNPOPPA said...

OK. I give up. I've been looking at the family pik for a couple of weeks and still can't figure out what Jr. is wearing on his head. What is it? It's driving me crazy. Well more crazy than I started out to be.


... said...

whatever is received will mean even more knowing how much work you're putting into all of this. enjoy your break.

Mrs4444 said...

You're so sweet. :)

Stephanie D said...

I was looking around for crafts you could do with old dress pattern paper, but couldn't find anything, and then saw someone wanted the patterns, so I can relax now!

Thanks in advance for the goodies!