Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Delightful Deadlines

As I was driving back from the post office after mailing these luscious reds to my Bull's Eye swap partners, it occurred to me that I need to keep track of my quilting commitments. Suddenly I have so many! The joys of retirement... :)
It will be a pleasure to delete my office calendar from my master Google calendar and replace it with a quilting calendar. I'll have such wonderful entries -- I can see them now: "marvelous mini-quilt due," "send off fabulous fabrics to partners," "take fun strings to worknight," "pick a project for quilting group." So much better than "boring 2-hr staff meeting," don't you think?

I'm still working on the rainbow strings I showed yesterday. Our guild's Project Linus stash has plenty of strings, and it seems that when you take out one, two replace it. It's one of those quilting miracles. I have been pulling from one of our baskets, and what a mess. But it seems to be my day for brilliant ideas (I'm counting my quilting calendar as brilliant), because I suddenly remembered the clothes rack!

I have used this for hanging strings before, and the rack resides neatly folded up in my quilting space, but I had completely forgotten about it. I got it out and pressed and hung my purple strings. It's so easy to find just the right one now! Why didn't I remember this before?


ROZ said...

OK, big piles of scraps--a quilter's idea of fun.

Quilt Pixie said...

oooo those reds are going to be so fun! I'm looking forward to getting my order in the mail so I can cut and mail blocks out to everyone soon :-)

Clare said...

Those reds sing.

Oh sugar (mild expletive (good Scrabble word that)). We had 2 of those clothes hangers in our old house and for some unexplicable reason they got left behind. They are ideal for showing off quilts.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
meggie said...

I have loved seeing all your quilting endeavours. That I spy is fabulous!!
Your strings look very nice, great idea to use the rainbow!

Thanks for visiting mine, & commenting.

Lisa said...

Those are very lucious colours - I don't know if I could have parted with them. The airing rack is a good idea for strips. I always start out well and end up in a mess.

anne bebbington said...

Using that rack for your strips is an inspired solution - very clever but simple as all the best ideas are :O)

susan said...

what a great idea! i could have used one when i was putting together a little quilt a couple days ago. i think that will be the object to look for at this summers yard sales!