Getting Ready For A Sewing Day

Winding bobbins

 This evening I prepared for a sewing day.  The 2011 Butterfly Quilt committee will be meeting tomorrow to sew the quilt top together.

I pulled out my old Dressmaker sewing machine (my first sewing machine), ran several rows of stitching to make sure it was still in good working order.  I will be taking it to our meeting place tomorrow instead of the one I have sitting in my sewing table. 

My craft  bags are packed and ready.  

Since I had my camera out, I went ahead and took pictures of my sewing area.

A little while back I had posted that I was changing up my sewing area  to make it more efficient, organized and easier to use.  It takes up half of our bedroom.  At one time the bed was in the middle of the room and my sewing area was all around it.   I decided to move it all to one side of the room.  

David built me a sewing table with a cutting table that can be pulled up and locked to the wall when not needed.

My fabric use to be in totes or cardboard boxes and wasn’t always easy to get to.

Now it’s all in one cabinet.
I also now have an area for designing or writing. 
It has made a big difference and I’m glad I made the change.   Plan to paint a quilt block on the wall that will show when the cutting table is down (that is what the diagram is, that is pinned to the wall).  The block colors are brown, antique white, blue and aqua.   I also have plans to make a quilt in these colors and hope to start on it later this year.
I found out today that we will be having a “tea cup” auction at work to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  The due date for donations to auction off is March 11, 2011.  
I have set a goal to have something made for the “tea cup” auction.    I’m thinking a small quilt.   I have to yet to decide the pattern but plan on having a decision made this weekend so that I can start on it next week.
What goal have you set?
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 In Closing:
What ever you chose to do this weekend, I pray you have blessed weekend!
God bless and keep you,

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

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