Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Projects and Fabric

20150119_120202.jpg The question for this spring season, when most of us are cleaning and sorting for a fresh look after winter, is can you have too many projects or too much fabric? If so, how do you decide what stays and what goes?

I ponder this as I am working my way through my office space and list of projects to do and as I also try working my way through my sewing room and my fabric stash. I am pretty confident that I won't win the most fabric wins contest but I have my fair share of fat quarters and yardages to complete those long list of quilts and sewing items that I have coveted over the years and promised to do as soon as I have more time.

News flash... more time is not promised. Our time here is not in our control. So with that being said, sew now. Create now. If you can't get to the projects on your list, enjoy collecting, touching, and organizing the fabric you have on hand. Set small goals and try to make something every month. Get rid of what you will never make or crafts that you don't enjoy so you can be free to work on those that you love.

Keep a list of the projects you want to do so you at least have it handy and those great ideas don't slip to the back of your mind. Package the fabric, pattern, and notions for each project together so you can get started when you have free time. It helps you avoid getting distracted. Some of you may like to cut it all one day and sew another time. Maybe you cut and sew one section and then cut and sew again when you have the time. However you do your project, keeping it all together does save time.

So again the question is can you have too much fabric? I would say yes and no. Sometimes the collecting is half the fun yet if all you do is collect and you never finish a project then you might have hit your too much meter. For most of us you can never have too much and you can never have too many projects. You never know when you might need a gift of the homemade nature that will just be perfect.

Enjoy your journey in the world of fabric, sewing, and quilting. There is no better place to meet wonderful talented people.
See you there.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring... Whoo hoo

Spring is almost here and I have meetings with fabric vendors all week to bring new fabrics and ideas into the shop. We will continue the website for now, but have taken the store link off mostly because it is time consuming to add products and customers were not using it either. It can be added back in the future if need be.

We have new and wonderful candles and tarts from The Hoosier Candle Company right here in Indiana. I think you will agree that they are about the best you can find for scent.

We have added more colors of hand dyed wool and I am working on getting kit samples done and added too. Customers have asked for more rug hooking supplies so hopefully by June those will be stocked too. It is amazing to me how long things can take to be shipped.

Nashville is beginning to a lot like spring so come to Brown County this season to enjoy all the beauty and maybe take a hike in the park or on our walking trails before coming into town to shop, eat, and enjoy. Can't wait to see you.

What is your project for spring?