Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quilt (a.k.a. Fabric purge)

This little baby took up a lot of my time over the summer, but even better:  It helped me reduce some of my fabric stash.  The entire quilt top (twin size, by the way) is made from fabric that was leftover from other projects.  The batting was one I had stored in the basement. The flannel backing, and floral binding were also taken from my fabric closet.

In fact, the only things I purchased for this project, were 2 spools of thread and a package of machine needles.

And as of this morning, the quilt is now considered 'purged', as I gave it to a friend.  It is intended for her step-daugher, who just moved here from her native Africa.  I am sure she will appreciate the flannel backing when she comes upon her first Minnesota Winter!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Purge #1

Wow, it's been a while since that first post!  But I finally was able to put together a purge this past weekend.

My daughter and I both went through our closets, and she filtered through her stuffed animals and books to boot!  In total, we were able to collect 2 grocery bags full of clothes, one kitchen size garbage bag of stuffed animals, a box of children's books (about 20 or so?) and one older crock-pot (it still worked, I just had 3, and did't use this one anymore).  We delivered them to the local community action office on Sunday evening. 

Man, did that feel good!

Next up, going through the movie collection - hopefully this weekend.