Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, New Stash, New Printer

Happy New Year!  I can't believe we are already in 2010!  Time just seems to be flying these days.  Well, I hope to get more things done this year than I did last year.  I don't have much to show for this past year, as I was in a slump with my hobbies.  Now that I'm back in the saddle again, I've been playing in my sewing room a bit.  I had to organize it again and get things out of it, as it became a catch all this past year.  I've got my cutting table all cleared off and started cutting strips.  I pulled a book out by Kim Diehl and decided on what size strips to cut.  So my drawers are almost full with strips.  I started out cleaning out my scrap basket and then went to my stash.  I decided to take the smaller pieces and some that had been in my stash for awhile and cut into strips.

Since it's been so long since I have had any new fabric stash, I ordered some.  It's here and it's gorgeous! It's Jo Morton fabric.  I pulled out some UFO's and one of them is a Jo Morton pattern.  I almost cut some of my Jo Morton fabric up for strips, but then realized that I needed some of it for a UFO that I had started.  Well, I didn't pull the fabrics that I had used so far out and put with it, so now I'm a bit low a couple of colors.  That is what the reds are in this pic, but not sure if they will be the right color of reds to go with the older Jo Morton fabric that I used.  I may just take the one applique block that I have done and make it into a wall hanging.

Another new thing I got is a new printer.  I've been wanting a wireless printer for awhile now and I decided it was time.  I loved my other printer, but can't find the ink on base here.  I found it downtown, but with the Euro to Dollar exchange rate, it was too much.  I just got it set up and printed some things out today.


Sherri said...

I love your idea of cutting the strips out and organizing them in drawers...that's a goal I have this year...to cut up my scraps into strips and squares! Looks like I'd better get some plastic drawers!

Quilt Hollow said...

OMG Dana...we have the same exact printer! Jeff just bought ours during those ridiculous holiday sales!
Lovin your new fabs....get busy girl!

Kimberly said...

What gorgeous fabrics! I know you'll make something luscious with them! Isn't it a nice feeling to have your sewing space all cleaned up and ready to go (I mean, sew)? Have fun!

Mrs Quilty said...

Good job organizing! I like the idea of cutting strips! Now you can get down to business and make some quilts, with all that cleaned up. It's a great feeling! Love those reds! Good luck on your new printer!