This last week has been filled with reorganizing. Reorganizing priorities, reorganizing my office, and reorganizing my newly acquired and ever growing stash of fabric!
As I mentioned in the last post, I have been really trying to focus on becoming more active through the Couch to 5K program. This has been week 2, and its been going really well! I have just been repeating the week 1 Day 1 workout to really get more comfortable with the new activity level, but as of Thursday, I moved to Day 2 with no difficulty. I am so proud of my progress, no matter how small. I’m starting to feel better, and although I’m completely exhausted after my workouts, its a happy fulfilled exhausted.
I’m working on a sewing project for a friend, and needed to go visit the fabric store to look for some Terry cloth ( which doesn’t currently exist in any color besides pastels) and I always have to go check the remnant bin. At my store, everything in the remnant bin is 50% off. For me, this is great. Most things are under a yard, and I can get some really great deals on more expensive fabric, that otherwise I wouldn’t be able to afford. For now, I will primarily stick to anything cotton, and man oh man did I find a ton of really beautiful stuff! My Mother always told me to prewash my fabric, and iron it before i put it away, and that has always stuck with me. I don’t mind ironing so much, but dealing with the flyaway threads can be a pain. So without further ado, here she is! My ever growing stash!
I really get inspired by fun prints. I try to grab coordinating solids when I can, but the prints are really where I have the most fun. I got really lucky this last run and was able to grab most of this form one trip.
This green one is one of my new favorites. I love the color and the little feathers! There were 2 yards left, but at $4 a yard, it was on the top end of my fabric budget, especially if I wanted to get all the others I had picked out. I opted to only get a single yard, and really wish I would have just bought what was left. That’s the only bad thing about shopping the clearance stuff. Often times, if you don’t buy it now, it wont be there when you go back for it.
These three I thought went together really well! I have them set together in hopes Iucan find one more patterned fabric that would go well with it. I think I wan tto turn this into a quilt.
This was everything after it was ironed and color sorted. I’m still not sure if I want to separate it all just by color, or by prints in one pile, and solids in another. How do you separate your fabrics? I would love suggestions!
Last but not least, was my nerdy find of the month.
I knew they had lots of licensed character prints, but i had NO idea they made Zelda fabric!!! When I saw that little Triforce peaking out from the remnant bin, I’m pretty sure I audibly squealed. Then the fabric on the left was just being cut, and I was bale to snag it too. I think they go well together. I’m not sure what I will do with them, but something awesome will come from it, I’m sure!
My wonderful husband is thrilled that I have taken such a love of sewing. He is so supportive in everything I do, and likes to help when he can. He found this great stand to organize my thread on. It sits on the corner of my sewing table, and is a happy little reminder of fun projects to come.
Now that its March, I got to wrap up my first month of Lara Casey’s Powersheets, and start the next month’s for March. It was such a propelling experience sitting down and evaluating my goals and priorities. I have made real, measurable progress in the things I set out to do. Which for me is fantastic! Normally I will dive into something for a week or so, then let it fall by the wayside for months. The Powersheets have been the key to my success, I’m sure of it. I really look forward to continuing with them , and watching myself grow.
Do you have a goal that you want to accomplish for March? How do you plan to work towards it? Comment below!
As always, thanks for stopping by! I’m thinking I might share some of the fun things I like to collect for the next update. We’ll see! Till next time!