Week 1 of my summer vacation is now over. We've had some great weather so far and made lots of progress on the new deck. We even got the roof of the garage painted! We did get a bit of rain so I spent a few hours at my sewing machine.
My first order of business this week was completing the top of this month's Schnibble: Dimestore.
|Designed by Carrie Nelson.|
Made with Christmas Magic charm packs.
When I finished the Dimestore top, I decided to tackle my scraps. A long time ago, I had started cutting my scraps into small squares of different sizes and at the time, they all fit into one shoe-size plastic bin. After spending just a couple of hours cutting squares, I had enough to start organising them by size - one bin for 2" and 2 1/2" squares, one bin for 3" and 3 1/2" squares and one bin for 5" squares. I also organised some of my WIPs and BOM blocks into more plastic bins. My sewing room is now without the piles and piles and scraps and ongoing projects! I love it!
|I found the bins on sale at Home Depot for $0.97 each! I wish I had a way to make cute removable labels for these bins.|
I'm going to end this post with a picture of a couple of visitors we had one night... I was outside with the kids and the dog, cooking supper on the BBQ, when the dog started barking and clawing at a huge maple tree we have in the yard.
Now, this dog chases squirrels all the time so I thought this was one of those times, but no, Bronx was after a couple of bigger visitors...
|Can you see the tail of the 2nd racoon at the top left of the picture?!|
We will be leaving for the cottage for week 2 of my vacation later on today or tomorrow. I hope to have a whole bunch of projects to show off when I'm back again.
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Have a great week!