You may remember my blog post with the hand smocked daygowns that I created for my granddaughter. I thought you would enjoy seeing her in the daygowns. Such an angel!
On Sunday afternoon, we drove around a tri-county area to take photos of beautiful mountain snowscapes. If you are a FB follower, view all photos at https://cameliaelliott.wordpress.com/
by Camelia Elliott
We have experience being “snowed in” but this was a first for being “snowed out”.
On Tuesday night, my husband carried in a lot of wood for the wood burning stove. He filled two, thirty-three gallon containers and four, five-gallon buckets. With predictions of a blizzard, he didn’t know if he’d be able to make it back home after work on Wednesday since he commutes to Roanoke. After he left on Wednesday, I decided to bring in more wood and brought in all of the wood we had on the porch. He did get stranded in Roanoke until Friday. We are thankful for good friends who let him stay at their home.
By Wednesday night, it was snowing hard and fast and accumulations were neatly stacking up on the porch railing. It was a beautiful sight. Since moving to Virginia, I have been intrigued by snow that stacks up. In Texas, it always blew from side to side, accompanied by high winds. I had never seen snow stack up like this.
I frequently opened the front and back doors to prevent being trapped inside of the house. But during the night, massive amounts of snow were dumped on our front and back porches. By Friday, over two feet of snow blocked the front and back doors. I could not get out either door. Continue reading
Do you ever wonder how to organize your sewing room? How do you keep all of your quilting supplies and fabric in an orderly fashion? I purchased an antique library card catalogue to organize my fat quarters in. It has 60 drawers and holds a lot of fabric. I love it! Each drawer is labeled. If I’m going to a workshop or class and plan to create a yellow and blue wallhanging, I grab the drawers labeled “yellow” and “blue” and I’m ready to go. I recently purchased a church pew and eventually I’ll organize bolts of fabric and other things on it. I walked into an adorable quilt shop that had their fabric displayed on church pews. I have a friend who has her cutting table on top of four, two-drawer file cabinets. What an awesome idea to have the drawers for storage under the cutting table, without too much expense. Another friend, Karen Brown, has some great ideas for her sewing cottage: plastic containers with fabric woven through the holes and basket/drawers.
Why are some of your organizational ideas for your sewing room or the space where you quilt?