Saturday, July 25, 2015

Moving and the Accumulation of Stuff

How is it that every time I move, I say, next time, I'm going to purge as I pack and not take all this stuff with me. I'm going to change my habits and only buy what I need for a project, and not for stash? And yet, here we are in the midst of the next move, saying it all over again....

I'm to that point that it's get it done, and make it pretty (or organized, or downsized) later. I'm tired of packing, the goodwill guys know me by name, and yet I still seem to have more fabric, more yarn, and more stuff!!! 

I really want to make a major alteration to my life, to my lifestyle, and use the stuff I have before I get more. I want to work from my stash (yarn and fabric), and I really want to downsize some finished projects that need a forever home, and someone to love and appreciate them! 

Once I get settled (or essentially September, according to the crazy calendar), I'm bringing back the Stash Bash, I'm starting nostashspend immediately, but won't have any serious sewing time until the schedule quiets a bit, and I am home long enough to make a the meantime, life (and the blog) will likely be filled with cleaning, organizing and general losing your marbles posts....just keeping it real.

Does anyone else hate moving? I love the idea and all the after benefits (more space, better neighborhood, closer to the dog park, a yard and pool), but I sure hate the process of packing, and sorting, and purging, and then physically moving everything. Just not any fun in my humble opinion. I know it will be fine 48 hours from now, but right now, that seems a long way and a lot of boxes away...

From the chaos...


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Eureka, CA - Heart of the Redwoods Show

Well, it has been a crazy week here. We are in Eureka this weekend for the Heart of the Redwoods Show, and the booth looks super cute! The pics are a little blurry, since the lighting was inconsistent at the fairgrounds. 

I've been knitting quite a bit this week, got as far as I could on my Razzle, and started a barley hat!

What gave you been working on?


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July Plans and Dreams

So, July is scheduled to be a CRAZY month. 3 shows, 5 teaching gigs, and time to finish designing for Fall Market. And a move. Yeah, no biggie, let's just throw a move in the mix. It's super exciting and scary all at the same time. The To Do list is insane, which I generally love, but right now, it is a little here July best laid plans....

1. Finish, quilt and bind Prismatic Star quilt #2
2. Bind Luster
3. Finish knitting Razzle
4. Finish appliqué for Paradise in Bloom
5. Finish components for WoodCarver's Star
6. Finalize design work
7. Pack the house
8. Finish purging the house using Marie Kondo's method (the Magic Art of Tidying Up)
9. No yarn purchasing, no fabric purchases except those items required to complete a project. Period.
10. Make master UFO list and prioritize
11. Move
12. Start working through #10
13. Sleep

And that is my 13 things for July 2015.

Here's my current status on Razzle...I currently have 106 stitches on my short row needle, so on row 51 of 156 rows, and the rows only get bigger from here...wish me luck....

Friday, July 10, 2015

Oregon Summer Quilt Expo -Booth Tour

It's day 2 of the Oregon Summer Quilt Expo, and I thought you might enjoy a tour of the booth....and a chance to see some of the new things!!!

The big picture of my little booth...I had to go inside my neighbor's booth to get a good pic of the whole thing....

Compass Rose, Prairie Pinwheels, Tea Time Placemats, Forever Yours, and Winter Wonderland!

Step by Step Rainbow.

Prismatic Star

Celebration Tree Skirt, A Touch of Spring, Dancing with the Stars, and Bali Bedrunner.

Parallel Universe, Seasonal Tablerunner, Meandering Stars, and a small version of Luster.

And finally....

The new minis! Pre-cut and ready to sew! Just open them up and sew them. The kits include batting, backing, and even the hanging sleeve fabric. 

Now, off to get the show open!

See you next time!


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Oregon Summer Quilt Expo

Well, Queenie Quilts is in Redmond Oregon this week for the Oregon Summer Quilt Expo. I'm super excited about the booth, we have some really cute new stuff in the booth. A bunch of new quilts, some new kits, and even a pre-cut kit option. It's been fun to work on these for the last couple of weeks, and I'm excited to let everyone see them....and of course there are some new ones in process -- some new color ways, some new quilts that were just released at Market in May, and the beginnings of seeing my new line of patterns that will be officially released at Fall Market. So stay tuned for some pics over the next few days, and follow me on Instagram (@queeniequilts) to see some preview pics. We'll be here at the Oregon Summer Quilt Show for the next few days, so stay tuned.