Another day stuck at the office. When all I want to do is sit down and sew! The weekend cannot get here fast enough!

I’m going to try to spend a very large portion of my free hours doing some actual sewing. I’ve been doing very well with all the organizing work and I think I should reward myself. Besides, an even better way to get things organized is to sew things together. Am I right!?! I mean it’s great to get all these scraps cut into usable pieces. But what is the point of cutting them into usable pieces? It’s to make more quilts!!!

BTW – my system for scraps is as follows:

I have plastic Sterlite shoe boxes that I use to sort by size and color. There is a box for neutrals in each size and box for color in each size. the sizes I will cut are – 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″ and 4 1/2″. Yes, I will cut strips that are only one inch wide. One day I am going to make a postage stamp quilt with really tiny little pieces.

All of my shoe boxes are getting over stuffed. so it’s time to start using them. I think what I really need is a quilting retreat weekend, instead of just sewing on my own. When I’m on my own I tend to not spend as much time on sewing and get distracted by all the other million and one things that need to be done. If I have my QFFs with me, we tend to focus on sewing and get so much more done. Maybe we can plan something soon.

Okay, break is over. Back to work.