Today’s sewing room task involved going through my paper piecing patterns. I suspect a good many of us quilters have them – those perfectly lovely patterns that for some reason or other we never get to, and now the thrill is gone. So, these guys are listed in my Etsy shop, too. Here’s a few to give you an idea. You can click on the Daisy Fair link to see more.
And because finishing the French General pincushions reminded me of how much I like sewing those little guys up, I started another little grouping. Here they are with the patches set up: some pretty red and white, some hand-dyes, a little Kaffe Fasset love, and shades of purple because, you know, purple. My lilacs are in bloom!
For any who are interested, I am, of course, using a Miniatures in Minutes foundation to make these up. You can find pdf directions for how I use the 13-square foundation to make up pincushions on my Projects 2010 page.
I still have a lot of cleaning to do in my sewing room, but it feels good just to start. Isn’t it odd? There are times it feels great to collect. Then, we reach a tipping point. After that, it feels really good to de-collect. That’s where I’m at.
Most of the templates I listed are already on their way to a new home. It makes me happy that 1) they are no longer in my sewing room and 2) they will soon be in the hands of someone who will actually use them. Now, there’s a win-win.
How about you guys? Are you in collect or de-collect mode? (Oh, I should hope you’re in collecting mode – like hopping over to my Etsy shop and collecting what I’ve listed there!)