Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Progress All Around

On Saturday Jill , otherwise known as Miss Organization, was here with me and we decided to tackle my sewing room... closet. A very scary place. But after only 5 hours, we had a lot of progress made.
Here is a photo of Jill's trunk. This is the good stuff that is off to a new home. Well, homes. She will distribute it to her students and take some to the ranch to play with there also.
The back of my car looked the same... plus another 5 bags of decorator weight fabric swatches.
It all just needed to go.

I will have to take a picture of my closet now to show but since I wouldn't dare take a before picture I'm not sure that it would give you the whole effect. Anyway, it was a good thing because I was afraid that I was becoming a hoarder and you would be seeing me
on that TV program one day!
On Sunday I met with a friend who just graduated culinary school and she gave me a tutoring on Wedding Cake 101. My cake did not look like these pictured here (courtesy of Wilton magazine).

But mine did taste fantastic... and with a little practice... I think ...
okay, a lot of practice I think I can do this. I have a whole 2 months till the wedding!
Piece of cake! LOL

Now for my other progresses:
(is that a word?)

This one got sewn together... still need borders.
In the cleaning I was hoping to find these Dresden blades...
and I did, eventually. I had enough to make 12, 18 inch blocks!

I have my rows together now for Yoyoville
and the rows together for Due South.
I seem to be working in assembly line fashion.

But it's still progress!
I just got a call from the LQS that Carrie's new book has arrived...
so guess where I'm off to?


Allyson said...

Busy weekend! I like that quilt with the bright little 4-patches and stacked coins.

Keep us updated on the cake decorating progress. I'm sure yours turned out great.

Sherri said...

You're going to make the cake??? So impressed...I keep meaning to tell you that my daughter is getting married the same day as your son...June 26th right? I just finished her dress this week...but won't post about it until after the wedding. Run to get that book...you'll love it! Also...all of your finishes look so wonderful...I'm in love with the four patches and coins quilt..actually, I love all of your projects!

Trisha said...

You found some treasures! I love the quilt with the 4 patches. So colorful and scrappy. The dresdens are great, what a find. You are inspiring me!

Melody said...

Wow! All that progress and a clean & organized sewing room closet! As far as the cake thing, I am sure yours are better than mine.

Sue said...

You have really been busy! I just cleaned and organized my sewing room and am so glad I did. I did the same thing and got rid of a bunch of fabric that I just haven't used. I didn't want to be a hoarder either :)

It feels good to tidy and organize doesn't it?

Vesuviusmama said...

That strippy quilt is just delightful! You sure have been busy! It also sounds like you are going to have a lot of cake around your house for the next two months. Want my address so I can take some off your hands? I don't even care what it looks like! :)

Darlene said...

Look at all your progrsses (teehee). Love your Yoyoville - very cute yo-yos.

Cyndi said...

Wow, you have been busy! I also love that patchy quilt - the colors are so happy! And those cakes are beautiful. I hope you're going to post a pic of the wedding cake so we can see! After the huge mess I made of my carrot cake at Easter, I don't think I would ever attempt a wedding cake! It tasted really great, but OMG, it was the ugliest cake I've ever seen! LOL!!!!

Now you're inspiring me to go clean my sewing room!!!!!!



Simone de Klerk said...

Fun week end ahead of you. I love the quilts you are working on, especially the finished top. Great colors with the white!

PunkiePie said...

Busy busy! Good luck with the cake. Practice practice practice! And give yourself plenty of time to create it.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You CAN do that cake! How pretty! I hear that it takes a little practice with the rolled frosting, but hey - you can make a quilt, you CAN do the frosting! :)

LOVE the Mary Jane fabrics in the quilt. Too cute! Oh how I am so inspired by you!


Quilt Hollow said...

Busy gal over there! Loved seeing your taking a peek in on your today.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a delightful group of quilts in different stages - love them all!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I really love dresdens. They are so pretty. You'll have to check out cakewrecks.com just for fun. Good luck with the cake!