Sunday, July 30, 2006
Cher from Marathon Quilter and I had a great scrap cutting session yesterday. She got half the scraps in her large tote cut up and sorted into baggies. I cut up the scraps left over from cutting 12 1/2" squares for the Broken Dishes quilt back, plus most of the scraps in a small tote. I don't know how many more totes of scraps Cher has, but I know I have several that are much bigger than the one I tackled yesterday. It was really great to get so much accomplished, and much more fun doing it together than by ourselves. We decided we need to have a scrap cutting session at least every 2-3 months until we get all the scraps under control. We took a short break for tuna sandwiches and chips for lunch, then a bit later headed to Starbucks for coffee and a visit to the closest quilt shop - one that Cher hadn't ever been to. I'm happy to report that I bought nothing! Before you send too many pats on the back, however, I'll confess that I hardly ever go to this quilt shop because she doesn't carry fabrics that I like. Her prices are really high also. She does a booming business with most of the quilters in town, so I don't feel so bad that I don't spend money there.
Here I planned to get Dishes on the longarm today, but instead I find myself still cutting scraps. The tote I tackled had dozens and dozens of large squares - 8" I think - that I'm cutting into smaller, usable sizes. Takes a lot of time! So I have the ball game on the radio and I'm cutting today.
Our neighbor ran a garage sale yesterday and he had an exercise bike in very good shape for $25. We brought it over so I could try it out for a week or so. I've felt so very guilty about not getting exercise. I rode 20 minutes at the start of the ball game today. If I can do that once a day - or even 3 or 4 times a week - I should start getting into better shape. I'll try it for the week and probably buy it. If I watch Simply Quilts while I ride it I should be able to exercise without totally giving up the time for quilting!
Posted by Patti at 12:08 PM