12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas
Work in Progress

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Just today on one of the sites I frequent - a quilting fabric site - surprise.  The question was asked.  
If your family and friends had to describe you and your relationship to fabric, what would they say?

There is no doubt.
They would say that I’m a mess. I love my fabric. I keep every bit and every piece. I spend hours organizing, pressing, admiring. I use it like an art medium. The more I have, the more fun I have…..so I’m organized. Why then would my friends and family say I’m a mess ( and they frequently do say, ahem). 

Pookie aka Dudley aka The Pooks
I’m in my sewing room now? I lift my head from my sewing and look around me. I’m shocked. What happened to my sewing room? Intent on finishing this one simple block.. .one block mind you…I must have pulled out every piece of scrap I have. What a mess. Just look at this mess! Threads and bits of fabric everywhere. Pookie (that’s my Westie-um his real name is Dudley, but he’s just a Pooks to me) is just covered in bits and pieces of whatever. The floor below my sewing machine looks like a vacuum cleaner dump. ..And I’ve been in this room for hours.. yes hours. The dishes need doing, the beds need made (too late for that- almost time to sleep again), grass needs mowing…but since this is all such a mess anyway, I’ll just make one more block.


  1. Love your latest organization tip of making material boxes for your scraps.
    This is so neat!
    Now I'll have to take your invention, and organize mine!
    Thanks so much.

  2. Looking forward to your next appliqué square.
    You do beautiful work Sandy.
    Nan 😇

  3. love your love of fabric, let it go and enjoy the fabric. I love the Westie. I used to have one such a sweet dog.