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 J Barker 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 Tate 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.