Saturday, May 17, 2008

Making some progress

I've been buried under stacks of fabrics, patterns, projects, books and magazines for some time. There has been some progress yesterday and today finding things and catching up in general.

Clothesline Club Notebook
inside of notebook showing pocket with my name embroidered on it

At the March Clothesline Club we were given instructions how to make a notebook that would hold our newsletters and pattern sheets. My sister, Connie, kindly offered to embroider my name on the inside pocket. Yesterday I finished the binding and loaded the contents. I also sorted the Clothesline Club fabrics into a plastic drawer so I would know where they are when I need them.





April Stitchery Block of the Month
The April Stitchery BOTM from Bea at Capricorn Quilts has been almost done since mid April. It is now in the finished pile, also. I should be able to stitch the May block before the next one is shown.

Fabrics purchased in Shipshewana and Paducah
All thirty of my Step Four blocks for the Orange Crush mystery are sewn and pressed! I still need to finish Steps Two and Three, but they weren't needed for the last step.

30 Step Four Blocks for the Orange Crush Mystery
For those who asked - here are some of the fabrics I purchased in Shipshewana and Paducah while visiting in April. There are a lot of Jo Morton prints in there which was the main focus of our shopping. Also couldn't resist the Marcus Brothers and Windham repros!

21 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love that idea. What a beautiful way to keep things straight. Nice fabric, too.

Pat said...

I love your notebook cover. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Karol-Ann said...

That's a great notebook! (I would love to be organised LOL)
Well done on all 30 blocks, I love your colors for the OC and I see there was quite a bit of stash enhancement :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of nice fabric and stitching here...........

May Kristin said...

You got you some nice fabric there! Look forward to see what plans you have for them!
Love your notebook-cover!

tami said...

I love your new aquisitions. It looks like a selection I would pick.

Kim said...

What will you do with the fabric from your Paducah outing? Very pretty.

Carol E. said...

So, what is Clothesline Club? You mentioned it when you told me your book & FQ had arrived.

Stina said...

You did some nice shopping!!! :o)

Kim said...

The notebook is very nice. I have some of those fabrics! Is there a website to find the instructions for this?

Libby said...

The embroidered name adds just the right touch *s* Love those CW purchases.

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Oh what a scoop of fabric.Looking forward to see your projects here...
The stitchery is lovely

Sweet P said...

I love your notebook. I still wish a store around here would offer the Clothesline Club.
You have gotten a lot lately. Everything looks wonderful.

Rhonda said...

Great embroidery and notebook! I'm enjoying seeing your BOM stitcheries. I've printed out the patterns but haven't done any yet.
I'm drooling over your purchases!

Elly D said...

Hi Jeanne,
I like your stitchery. I too printed off patterns and have made a start on January's but I am using Osnaburg fabric and it's stretchy so I've stalled. Need to start again.
I love you binder cover also. Neat:-D
Hugs
Elly

Marlene said...

The March Clothesline Club binder looks great. I love that inside pocket with your name on it. Also, your new fabrics from the quilt shows are gorgeous, every single one of them!

Guðrún said...

Your fabrics are so beautiful, the colors are so nice.

Greenmare said...

I love love love that notebook cover!! is it made the same way you cover kids school books?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I LOVE your notebook cover. I need one of those embroidery machines oh yes I do. Very cute!!!!

Solstitches said...

I love your colourful notebook cover. The Clothesline Club sounds such fun.
Wonderful selection of fabrics!

Serena said...

love the notebook cover!!! WHat a nifty idea! :)