Friday, July 4, 2014
the Great Shed Clean Out 2014
The bottom two buckets on the left are Christmas fabrics. Then, the rest of the stuff needs going through still. All the stuff in the front is empty buckets. The ones I emptied today. I started vacuuming. The rats got in here a couple years ago and had a nice family. It's warm and dry in there and well protected from the rain. I need to work faster and use up the fabric rather than hoarding all of it.
Good thing we have three quilt days this month. Hopefully we will cut up and use up all the fleece. That's 5 more buckets gone. I believe there are some big pieces in those buckets. I think I have another 5 or 6 bags in the garage as well. That stuff takes up a lot of room. I tried cutting it today with the Studio cutter and the rag die. Cuts like butter! Now to sew it together again and see how I like it. No sense cutting it all up if it doesn't sew back together well. Would be nice to have a single layer blanket for the warm days and much easier to sew together, but not sure what that's going to be like. Will give it a try.
We will be staying in tonight. My husband never got into the 4th of July celebration. His family was pretty dysfunctional and unstable and they never had any family traditions. It's hard trying to make them when you are fighting against something he feels so strongly about and it was just me trying to drag 4 kids off at night, so I let that one go. My two middle ones are off with friends today, enjoying the fireworks. I'm happy they are getting to celebrate. I'll be celebrating at home, enjoying the freedom and keeping my puppies company. I'm sure they will appreciate that.
I hope you have a safe and happy 4th.