|Thanksgiving is approaching in the U.S.A.|
|You'll notice they celebrated OUTSIDE. Which means no housecleaning!|
|So it didn't involve this!|
Even though I have been a sporadic blogger of late, I have been decluttering. I didn't take pictures of everything, however, here is a sampling of my "stuff" I have sent out into the universe to be appreciated by someone new.
|Box of assorted "stuff"|
|A woven satchel that I decided I really don't need. So, I filled it with more STUFF and gave it to the thrift store.|
I learned the Day Rehab. portion of the mental health agency where I work has knitting and crochet classes, so I boxed up my old knitting and crochet magazines and some of my excess yarn stash and gave it to them. I am happy to know they will be enjoyed and appreciated by people who probably can't afford the magazines I had
|Box of yarn...mostly whole skeins, but a few scraps.|
|A box of magazines is unbelievably heavy!!|
|FUN embroidery & wool projects.|
|A book I had never seen before, but which is filled with history and pictures of gorgeous vintage quilts. My family is originally from Iowa, so even though I don't live there, I feel connected to the state and it's history.|
|Since I can no longer knit or crochet, I am intrigued with the idea of weaving--both fabric and yarn.|
So, that's my decluttering efforts. I am making progress. I may win this fight yet. I think I can...I think I can...I know I can!!
Now, onto the sewing front. I haven't don't much sewing lately. But, here are some pictures of the strippy string blocks I made at my retreat in September.
The blocks are vintage and made of a thin fabrics. I decided since I really couldn't reuse the fabric into new setting, I would simply cut the pieces of the "Apple Core" blocks and sew them like a string quilt block.
|"Raw" unfinished torn/worn apple core quilt top|
|A sprinkling of blocks made "string" style by slicing the apple corp blocks. I used muslin as a base fabric.|
|Close up of a block. Doesn't the curved piecing of the Apple Core blocks make the string blocks look so much more complicated!!|
|Another close up|
|Okay, one more set of close ups!!|
|Now I know the secret!!|
Thanks for stopping by! I got some more decluttering, cleaning and sewing to do!!