Happy New Year! I squeezed one more start and finish in yesterday for 2016. This sweet little pineapple mini quilt will be joining my mini quilt gallery in my sewing room. There were several block swaps for this on Instagram and I admired them all, so I dug into my yellow and green scrap bins to come up with this. I love to crosshatch quilt and this came out perfectly!
I received some quilty goodies for Christmas including this Frivols Strawberry Fields. I love these smaller quilt designs!
My mom and dad also got me Lori Holt's Scrappy Project Planner.
I am not sure if I will actually use the planning portion, but I loved the stash organization tips and already bought some new bins to try to organize some fabrics using Lori's methods. I also can't wait to make some of these scrappy designs.
My sister and her family gifted me two Olive's Flower Market Charm Packs and this sweet pattern. I see an adorable baby quilt in my future.
My sister also gifted me these goodies for a table runner.
All of these new goodies have inspired me to do some reorganization in my sewing room. I use the Iris Scrapbooking 12 inch bins for my WIPs/UFOs and I ordered a dozen more from Amazon last night which means I need to clean out my armoire to make room for them. I have my label maker ready, sheet protectors to put my patterns into the right binders, and some new glass cracker jars for leftover bindings and selvages.
This old cabinet has been in our garage since we moved in--it holds some old towels and sheets and light bulbs that can be easily relocated. It is 36 inches high, almost 17 inches deep, and 54 inches long. I think it will make a perfect ironing station. If I move my hope chest into the guest room, I think it will fit in that spot. My hubby has agreed to paint it for me and help me make the ironing board top. I just have to decide on the color. I am thinking aqua, but will I get sick of it? I want something cheerful and light white or gray? I am hoping this is the first of several of my sewing room furniture pieces he will be painting for me--I am tired of all the different wood...
I am going to spend the last day of the regular NFL season organizing my sewing room and hand stitching some more saltbox houses for Slow Sunday Stitching
I actually have to work tomorrow, but it is just meetings without kids--I will be daydreaming about sewing room organization for sure!