See that big open space on my sewing table? That's where my Ellure Plus (Ellie) is supposed to be sitting...ready and able to stitch away on tons of happy projects! Unfortunately, she needed a bit of a "tune up" and "clean up" to keep her stitching merrily along and has been in the "hospital" for the past week. In other words...all of the Christmas gifts I have started or planned have been waiting patiently for any progress. THEY may be patient...but I am definitely NOT, lol.
I have spent the past week sorting through TONS of paperwork, doing some online Christmas shopping for my folks (my gifts, lol), submitting all of our Flexible Spending Account receipts for reimbursement, etc. In a way, Ellie's absence has been good for my other, less fun, projects!
Since I am now done all of the Pending Paperwork Projects (say that three times fast, lol) I will spend today emptying out my scrap bucket and sorting, cutting, storing those bits and pieces of precious fabric that are worth too much money to waste.
Goodness! I didn't realize that my scrap bucket held so much! Hopefully by bedtime tonight I will have everything cut into useful sizes...2.5" strip, 2.5" square, 1.5" strip, 6" dresdens, etc. One more tiny corner of my sewing space will be all neat and organized!
AND...I will be resting and relaxing over the next few weeks and will be working on my crocheted bobble blanket. It really needs to be done quickly to keep me warm over the winter! Talk to you in a few with pictures, purchases and progress!