My real storage area is back in the guest bedroom. The plastic bins are full of scraps and strings (sorted by fabric into ziplock sandwich bags - I know, surprisingly anally retentive). I use a sheet to block out the light and dust. I used to have a beautiful Egyptian woven bedspread up, but the little cats love to sleep behind the sheet and then there's always combat through it... After a couple of snags I decided to be practical instead of pretty.
When I first moved in I did have a certain amount of organization, but as time goes by, I just cram fabric back in...
My favorite part of making quilts is choosing the fabrics. So generally I don't organize them into too many different piles. I always love going through almost every stack to select what I need. On the left we have "my colors" of blues, greens, pinks, purples. Still love those, but my tastes have changed (oh my).
Then there are/were piles of black and white; solids and hand-dyes; halloween; christmas; patriotic; brights: yellow, orange, lime green; and finally fabrics for backing and sleeves.
So there's that.
I've played with my blog sidebar. You'll notice the gadget for Followers. Fun to see who reads the blog. I think you need a Blogger profile (but not a blog) to play. If you call up my profile and scroll down you'll see a list of blogs I Follow. Believe me, that's not all of them.
Next, Bonnie figured out how we can promote Gwen Marston's new book. For you Blogger users, grab a pic of the cover (or take one yourself!) and save it to your computer. Then go to your LAYOUT, ADD a GADGET, pick the PICTURE gadget. Add the image for the cover. There's a link option there, so add Gwen's homepage. There's a space called CAPTION where you can add your own words to describe how wonderful the book is or how much you're looking forward to receiving it... I suspect there's something similar for bloggers who use other platforms.
It's exciting to see a post from someone who's already gotten their copy . For instance, Woolywoman started to work on a Gwen inspired quilt.
I was excited to get a comment from Lynn of The Little Red Hen. She just got back from her tenth (or should that be eleventh?) Beaver Island Quilt Retreat with Gwen. Wow, jealous. She'll be posting pics from the retreat in a few days, which I'm really looking forward to seeing. I have to live vicariously through you all. Anyway, Lynn said that Gwen mentioned my blog during the retreat. Wooohoo!
If any BIQR attendees are reading this, I'd love to hear from you. Do you have a place on the web for us to see the pics you took? If you'd like to email me pics, with your permission I'll post them in this blog so that you can share them that way.Ooooh, there's sunshine out there in the world, I gotta get a move on. Ya'll take care.