Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Purge Along

Wow,over two years since my last post. A lot has happened in life. This suburban plant was uprooted from the 'burbs of Edmonton and planted right into the city of Victoria. I made the best of those suburb dwelling days but I have to say I love being back in a city with neighbourhoods. A short 15 min walk or ride ( on one of our new bikes) to the grocery store, great city cycling and the ocean. What more could a girl ask for?

Family biking is how we roll now (big bike circa 2012)
I forgot how much I love being car-lite. When we lived in Ottawa we were car-free and cycling was our way. I had forgotten how much I loved all things cycling and bikes. since we moved here I have expanded my bike collection and transformed my old commuter into the family machine pictured above.

Then there is this

Baby Boy #3

Lots going on around here but obviously not enough on my plate so I committed to the Purge- Along at Stitched in Color.
the Purge

I have made a list of things I would like to purge from my sewing room and I hope to keep up with the weekly check ins. My goal is a tidier sewing room and maybe a bit less guilt free fabric acquisition.

The Plan

1. Finish last 4 bottled rainbows blocks with scrap
2. Make wonky star blocks out of entire box of triangle scraps and solid scrap bin
3. Make something with or give away this 1 m of fabric I have had for 5 years!
4. Finish up or re purpose fabric for skirt I started 2 years ago
5. Use up scraps from capes to make fun iron on letters to sell at craft markets

So far I have glued down the scraps on the bottled rainbows blocks but I busted my walking foot so completing them is shelved until the new one arrives. I jumped right into #3 and when Jackie was here I gave her not 1 m but 5m of fabric! Step 3 equals a success.

The beige fabric with orange is 5 years old. It was time!
Step 2 is well underway, I think I might have 3 whole baby quilts from that scrap bin!