After finishing up my red and white secret project (that I promise to reveal soon) I found myself in between big projects. I have lots of ideas floating around and lots of fabric waiting in piles, but nothing cut out and ready to sew. I decided to undertake "mise en place" a French term, usually used in cooking, meaning "to put in place". I figured if I had a bunch of stuff "put in place" and ready to sew that when I had a few minutes I could get right to work.
Cutting fabric is not my favorite part, but a necessary one. It does give you a certain satisfaction to see little piles on your sewing table.
Remember my radiant orchid pile?
Every year after Valentine's Day I wish I had a green quilt for St Patrick's Day. This won't be a quilt, just a table runner or maybe a little wall hanging.
When my niece was up from North Carolina at Thanksgiving she brought a box of shirts from her college years. Now they are no more, cut apart and ready to fuse for a quilt.
All this cutting means scraps for the birds. Last year I threw some out in the yard and later discovered yarn and fabric hanging out of the bird houses. Interestingly enough I have also discovered they will take dog fur after I brush Heidi. So funny to watch them fly away with a tuft of fur in their beaks.
Soon enough they'll be building their nests again, right? Right? Please say spring is on it's way!
Positive thinking at work! Now I'm off to put myself in place for the end of Downton Abbey, followed by an episode of Walking Dead. Opposite ends of the television spectrum. Who thinks Bates is getting arrested?
My name is Kristin McLoughlin. I love to quilt for my family and friends. I am a blanket addict. Please feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!