Friday, June 04, 2010

Creative Juices

While doing my de-stashing & de-cluttering (basically removing the 'stuffus') in my sewing room I discovered a few old projects. In a large ziplock bag I found this Faded Memories (Moda) project that I was talked into making and hated it from the moment I started sewing. Ugh! I remember sadly stuffing it in the bag! While cleaning I couldn't part with it - "surely I can save it", I said to myself.

OMG, OMG I have a plan and I think it's going to work nicely. Yes, I will have to call on my good friend Jack the Ripper but I don't care because I'm excited. I'm going to need fabric for an inner border and an outer border - keep your fingers crossed for me!

My Big Sort project has been incredibly successful. So much has gone to new homes and next week I'll have a bit more for sale but I'm almost finished. WooHoo!!!!

I decided it was time to enjoy my room and sit at my machine with a very happy heart. :-)

I'm off to play with Jack the Ripper and Faded Memories to make new memories.

I appreciate your encouragement and support during my BIG SORT. Kim at Magnolia Bay Quilts threatened to call Mr Daze to tell him all about my de-stashing - she's sure I need an intervention. He's been cheering me on. LOL

With a happy heart I remain....

In Friendship!

21 comments:

Vicky said...

Want me to check my stash to see if there's yardage there you could use? :)

Piecefulafternoon said...

So great that you are happy with your de-stashing. Can't wait to see what you create next.

Carol said...

I love Faded Memories. I can't wait to see what your making.

sewprimitive karen said...

You have been very industrious. I'm sure it feels good to get the stash a bit cleared out. I LOVE the Faded Memories line; can't wait to see what you and Jacques will do with it.

sunny said...

Oh No! Don't let Mr. Daze think that you don't need more fabric to refull the stuffus piles! I love your Faded Memories! Can't wait to see what you're making.

Lisa said...

Your faded memories is very pretty...can't wait to see the end result!

Karen said...

Jack the Ripper. LOL! Our friend says his wife would talk to anyone. He says she would say, "That's a nice set of knives you have Mr. Ripper".

Wendy said...

Good to hear you are back on track now. I can't wait to see what you are making.

Carol said...

YIPPEE! You are having so much fun. Can't wait to see what this yummy pile becomes...

Shakerwood said...

I think you should take some of the de-stashing money and treat Mr. Daze to dinner for being such a good cheerleader! (No, he didn't pay me to say that LOL) Great job, Darlene!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Have you see that Stanley Steamer Carpet Cleaner commercial? He's driving down the road and stops when he spots a dirty rolled carpet at the drive for pick up....the guy starts saying "I could have SAVED this one!" Ok...probably nothing to do with your post but this is what I heard in my head when I read your pulling out the seam ripper and making new memories!

Lori said...

How cool to have a new outlook on an old project!! I can't wait to see what you create!

Sandy said...

Hi Darlene, I have some Faded Memories in my stash if you need some! Also, wanted you to know that I got my fabric today. Thanks so much!

Kaaren said...

That fabric is yummy, Darlene. I'm happy to hear that you are going to give it a second life. I think it deserves another chance.

Tell Jack to hurry so we can see the reveal soon.

Becky said...

Super! Recycling an old project. Looking forward to your new creative project. Have a great weekend!

Candace said...

Isn't it great when this happens, Darlene? Gosh - I should have been here for the de-stashing sale, but looks like you did really well!
Cheers!

Michelle said...

Very pretty fabrics there..I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Robin said...

I immediately went down to my sewing room to see what faded memories fabric I had that would help. Unfortunately all I had was a 1/2 yd that I had cut into so it only equals a fat quarter now. But, it is light background with tiny pink flowers if you need it. I finished my faded memories project earlier in the year
http://solsticestudio.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-know-its-not-much-but-its-my-first.html

I hope your enthusiasm for an old project is contagious.

Micki said...

It will be fun to see what you create with your latest find!
Micki

Quilter Kathy said...

Don't you love it when new life comes into an old project and rescues it from the UFO pile?!?!
Congrats on all your progress!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what you're doing - I happen to have that fabric in my stash - and may have to be a copy cat!! Do tell, do tell . . . . Hooray for Mr. Daze cheering you on - what a great hubby!!!

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