I realized I have considered myself a quilter for almost two decades now even though i hadn't completed a quilt in that time! But... it has always been in my heart.
I put a bunch of stuff in storage when i moved in with ralph in december. At the time two of his adult children, their significant others and a 3 yr old was living here in this 2 bedroom house... so there wasn't alot of room! I also had a fridge, washer, dryer and stove that i knew the kids would need as they moved out, so i put it all in storage. Shortly after i moved in Caty and Jonathan found a place and took the appliances... it also made more room here so i dont need it anymore and its time to clean it out and move it home.
Yesterday i made a trip and brought home some of my boxes. woo hoo... they are full of my quilting stuff... im going to organize them in the closet i have dedicated for my quilting.
As i go thru the boxes of stuff, im finding UFO's. I have the two quilts that i started when i was in the process of applying to be a foster parent. (those are the quilts im going to give to the twins) One is a completed top, the other the blocks are made, i was in the process of putting them together. I have a teddy bear applique baby quilt that i started when i was pregnant (i had a miscarriage and lost the baby) Almost all the blocks are appliqued, i just need to peice it together and quilt it! I may finish that and give it to waylon the new grandbaby. I have a blue and white thing... im not sure what im going to do with that. The fabrics are not the best quality.
i am also finding fabric. Fabric i forgot i had and i am so excited!!! I found a whole box of denim that i have been saving determined one day to make a denim quilt. I spent the morning cutting the squares for the quilts im working on. I found the shirts of my brothers. When he passed away i kept them planning on making his daughter a quilt out of them.... so that is a project im still going to have on the back burner and hopefully i will do in 2011. I actually have two other boxes of clothing that i planned on using for quilts. I think im going to start cutting them up and putting them into bins of precut sizes... gotta decide what sizes to cut. I really do like the idea of recycling clothing for quilts.
I now have 788 of the 1152 denim squares needed!!! Bridgette still hasn't given me the jeans she said she had, i may bug her today for those. I also found 4 pair of my jeans that i put away because they were outdated... i need jeans now so if they do fit im going to keep them and not cut them. If they dont (i was a tad skinnier then) then i will cut them up too.
I have to work today from 11-3, I then have the rest of the day, sunday and monday off! I would like to start sewing something but my sewing machine still hasn't made it to the shop. I had planned to tie the quilts for the twins... i have what i need to start on the finished one so if i get time i may do that. I love tied quilts. My mother finished all of hers that way and it is just "homey" to me. So... maybe i will get one put together by the end of the week end!
So... today i made progress!
OH... yesterday i figured out what im making for leah... when i get the camera back from ralph i will take a picture of my drawing... i had fun coloring. I also came up with a design for harley and faith that i like... will have to take a picture of that too.