Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TODAY'S POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY KFC

I know that most of you have seen these containers at KFC....I just can't stand to throw them away....


I put my beads in them...they stack nicely.

Bobbins....the container is small enough to fit in a small drawer...

My favorite meal...chicken breast, roll, and mashed potatoes...ummm ummmm good.

The next picture is my ironing boards.....I thought I was going to have to replace the cover...

But I washed it (laughing)...imagine that!!! Novel concept....

The other day I could not thread the sewing machine needle for the life of me. I read somewhere that if you put a little glue on the end of the thread it would thread easier. I was desperate so I got my little glue stick out and slid the tip of the thread in glue....


IT WORKED!!!! You don't need much so it dries really fast.... Glue sticks are cheap, insanity is expensive!!

Hope you all have an amazing day.....remember the giveaway is HERE

I WON!!! I won the baby quilt contest at the quilting gallery with my octopus quilt....thanks to all of you!!

39 comments:

D y a said...

Congratulations on winning. I think it is well deserved, it was my favorite by far :-)
Thanks for the tip (using glue), not that my eyes are getting older of course, but the eye of the needle seems to shrink LOL.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Congrats on the win...and thanks for the tip about the glue...

Enjoy

hetty said...

Congratulations on your win! You deserve it. That is such a cute quilt.
Thank you for the glue tip. I would never have thought of that.

Joanna said...

The octupus is a sweet design and it's nice that you won. Congrats. I'll have to remember the glue stich trick.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Congratulations on the win!! And great tip about the glue!
I have never tried washing my ironing board cover either...I just bought a new one, but maybe will give it a try.

Mary said...

Congratulations on the win!!!
I only have 2 of those containers, but could not throw them away either. My husband thought I was nuts! Have a great day.

Briarside Lane said...

Hi Barb! Firstly, congratulations on winning the baby quilt contest!!
I LOL when I saw those containers as I have quite a few of them, too. And yes, they are quite handy for bits and pieces, and I love that they stack. Even though I rarely iron "clothes" on my ironing board, I still cover it with a piece of muslin or a linen tea towel when using it for quilting. All that starch build-up makes it stiff as a board... so much easier to throw the fabric/tea towel in the washer than the cover.
Happy Tuesday... Karen

Barbara said...

What great tips! Thanks, Barb, and congratulations on your octopus win. It's deserving of it!

onlymehere said...

Okay, I'm laughing at the KFC tubs bz I just washed out three to use for various things. We usually get the larger sides that come in styrofoam bz we usually don't eat at KFC unless we're feeding quite a few so I hadn't seen these until the other day when Larry ordered some chicken strips in a meal! Love the glue stick idea on the thread and I'll have to try that! My machine is self-threading but sometimes when I hand sew it gets tough to thread and those little needle threaders don't work for me.

Congratulations on the win! I'm so happy for you!

Terry said...

I saw that your octopus quilt won! Congraultions! :0)

suemac said...

Congrats. It is a great looking quilt. Very novel. Thanks for the glue stick tip.

Scrappy quilter said...

Congrats on your win. It's a wonderful quilt. Hugs

wackywoman said...

Great tips. I really SHOULD try washing my ironing board cover. It is a novel idea. ;-)

Marilyn

GerryART said...

Congrats, Barb.
Well deserved.
hugs

Mary L. said...

Congrats!

kpaints said...

So happy you won...you sure deserve it! It's adorable and you give so much!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Congratulations on your win! I love your quilt. Thanks for those great tips. I'm like you and hate to throw anything out, but, alas, I'm not as organized or creative. What a great idea for using those KFC bowls.

Lynn said...

Congratulations on winning the baby quilt contest! The octopus quilt is so cute!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Barb! We may have voted, but your quilt deserved to win!

Vee said...

Congratulations on your win. That quilt deserved it. It was so beautiful.

Jean said...

Congrats on the win! The octopus quilt i a refreshing change from the usual baby quilt. Loved it!

You must eat a lot of KFC...LOL. I haven't been to one in years. years....

I'll have to remember the glue thing. But I think my issue is eyesight. I'm right in between the not seeing with glasses/bifocals and without. The joys of being middle age.

Snoodles said...

YAY!!! I'm so glad you won! Congratulations! Whew, I'm glad I am not the only one that buys needles and then discovers they have shrinking eyes...I think it is something about the metal they use now-a-days, 'cos it didn't use to be that way. LOL
Thanks for the tip on the glue stick, and the containers.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Congrats on the win!!! But boo to you for making me crave KFC now...lol

JustCindy said...

Congratulations on your win! Wasn't a doubt in my mind you would win. I didn't know you beaded. You have so many talents. I will put a glue stick next to my machine as I always have trouble threading the needle.

JCnNC said...

Very deserving of your win at Quilting Gallery and I voted for you. So far the highest I have come is number five - but it was stiff competion. Love your tip on threading and re-purposing KFC - I told about the Gerber baby food containers yesterday on my blog - Lovely post. Judy C in NC

Deanna said...

YAY YOU on the win. And it is more Dr. Seuss. Congratulations!

Linda said...

Your baby octopus is awesome!

allsewnup said...

Congratulations Barb!! Your quilt is so sweet.

Carolyn

sandra said...

Congrats on the win but I knew it would happen as it was such a cute quilt. I like your hint on threading machine needle,thanks now only if I can remember it. My husband said I better put a note on my machine HA HA. Wash ironing board cover!!
Blessings Sandra

Gene Black said...

Ha, I thought I was the only one who "re-used" containers for supplies. I hate throwing perfectly good stuff away. I love your use of the KFC containers.

The glue stick idea is wonderful for those rare times when I hand sew. Thanks!

Fiesta said...

Congratulations Barb. I had no doubt in you.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations Barb!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so happy for you! Way to go girl. Love the KFC idea, waste not want not.
Now I have sooo much trouble with my machine needle, I am so going to try this tip! Thanks Barb!

Jen said...

I saw your quilt win! Congrats! It's a beautiful quilt and it's so "Barb!"

Nanbon44 said...

congratulations on your win with the octopus quilt, that is my favorite pattern... I have it but haven't made it yet, BUT there are two new babies joining our family next year so guess what quilt one of them will be getting..

Madame Samm said...

congrats...I know a winner..in sew many ways... KFC your fav meal...really...like the ideas though....and ps.what kind of glue...love that idea..not crazy glue right lol

Kathie said...

congrats on the win, well deserved!
ok guess I need to start eating at KFC, wonder if there is one around here!
those containers are adorable, love that they can fit in a drawer!
Kathie

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Fun post! A little bit of everything today. Great way to reuse the KFC containers. Nice to see that they don't use as much Styrofoam containers as they used to.

ButtonMad said...

Yay...way to go...so thrilled you won...