Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quilt and pack...quilt and pack

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love my fabric stash. So it won't be a surprise when I tell you that the last few days have been stressful for me. I have been packing up my stash, not to be seen again until (gulp!) next spring! I have kept out some projects to work on and some fabric that I thought might come in handy, but the bulk of it is going in the first truckload when we go to the closing. For the un initiated, moving a quilting studio is a major undertaking. Not just your stash has to be packed, but all those 'notions' you bought over the years have to go too. Rulers, stencils, templates, extension tables, machines, baskets of scraps, books, patterns, stabilizers and freezer paper, fusables, light table, and all the stuff you can't categorize nor live without. Add to this the accoutrements that go with the longarm business, and there's a truck load. My husband asked me when I bought all this fabric...he didn't know I had been squirreling it all over the house for years before we moved here and I got the big room. It is 35 years of accumulation! Some of the stuff will be sold at the guild yard sale or given away to both guild's boutique efforts. Now, what to do with the closet full of quilts and the closet full of quilt tops! Yikes! Anyone want to come to Georgia and help me put it all away?

sad looking shelves

some of the boxes

more of the boxes

I think I am up to 40 boxes so far. Egad!

Meanwhile, we have kept on the work 7 hours and pack 2 hours schedule most days. If it wasn't 100 degrees in the garage, it wouldn't be too bad, but the heat is a drain and then I have to go in and make supper, plus clean it up and do dishes. Mr Wazoo takes his shower while I am cooking, so he is all fresh and ready for TV and bed. I am always doing things until 12 or so before wash-up and bed. Enough whining. I knew it was going to be hard.

Mr Wazoo quilted this bright quilt

He did this one, too

I got to do this dimensional bow ties quilt, because I had to stitch around the centers, not through them.

I quilted an all over shamrock pattern by customer request

See? Each corner is folded, not stitched down.

Another of Mr Wazoo's projects

I got to do this quilt. Isn't it a great pattern?

I love the zinger colors and swirly quilting

Customer brought a picture of quilting she wanted, and I did it to the letter!