Wednesday, February 08, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

This week's Work In Progress has been my studio.  Since I finished my Orca Bay Top a week ago, I've been spending a few hours almost every day sorting the explosion that it left in its wake.  My mission: to locate the top of my cutting table!  This is what greeted me this morning:

Believe it or not, this was significant progress.  I decided that one last push through today would do the trick.  Now the day is over, and I made it!  Yes, I still have a couple of baskets of scraps to press, cut and categorize into strips, bricks and/or squares:

Once they're cut and pressed, the blocks and bricks will get put into these labelled baggies:

The strips will be stacked with these, ready to use in a "string quilt" not unlike the one in Bonnie's Primer.

In the process of sifting and sorting, I found I had an abundance of black-and-white scraps, and blue-and-purple scraps, so I'm thinking I might even get two 'stringy' tops out of 'em -- one in B&W (with a shot of red here and there) and one in blues/purples/blue-greens.  I saw material I hadn't seen in ages, and even remembered what I did with some of it!

Now it's time to put my feet up with a cuppa decaf and my current mystery, Maggie Sefton's Unraveled.  I think it's the latest in the series, and when I've finished it, I'll have read them all.  Ms. Sefton's books fall into what I'd call 'cozy' mysteries -- no gratuitous violence, lots of use of brain-power to solve the mystery, and a bit of humour and romance for added fun.  Perfect after a day largely spent on my feet at cutting table and ironing board!


Linda A. Miller said...

Very organized, Margaret! I am about to move in the opposite direction as I work on some pieces. Thanks for the referral about Maggie Sefton's might like the Maisie Dobbs series by Jaqueline Winspear.

Susan Being Snippy said...

Your explaination of your organization is enlightening. I work in such a way that the whole room goes to pot, then I enlist my super organizationally inclined DH to help me restore order... Tomorrow is that day once again.

Mary Ann said...

I love when I tidy up and find a hidden treasure I've forgotten about....I have never read any of Maggie Sefton's books so thank you for that:)

Judy Warner said...

Oh, Margaret, you are so organized! I won't tell you how I save my scraps!
Will have to check out Maggie Sefton's books. I am always looking for ways to relax and reading on planes.
Have a great day!

Dolores said...

It's nice to see organization. It's not one of my strong suits.