Thursday, March 22, 2012

ON THE HUNT AGAIN!!

So Yesterday I blew the dust off my machines and got busy with some totes for the Young Women that will be coming into my class during the year. I just felt since I will be moving by May I need to get these done so no one will feel cheated, I will pass these on to the next leader.

Oh…didn’t I tell you we were moving? Sorry….moving to San Antonio, Texas. Do I hear a Yeeee HAWWW!!! We hope to be out by May or the beginning of June, would be sooner but I have some responsibilities.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo (some people know how to make a short story long). As I was looking for something…..I spied this Christmas wrapping Paper.

My mind went….HUMMMMMMMMMMMM

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So I measured it. HOT STINKING DOG…..this roll is 30 inches long. You are saying “So stinking what”….

I did a 30 inch square.

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Then I went and measure and got this:

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Oh my goodness….remember all of those round runners? No more using tape to put several pieces of paper together for a template….I got this circle cut out in matters of minutes.

I HAVE THIS IDEA IN MY HEAD SO I AM ON THE HUNT AGAIN ….. I just have to remember to put things away and not leave them out….can make a mess faster than anyone.

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IN MY KITCHEN….I just saw an old “Quilt Show” episode and Alex Anderson said she went to her kitchen for templates….Oh yes…. GREAT MINDS!!! Oh…I know I don’t belong up there with

Alex but hey a gal can dream????

28 comments:

Linda said...

Great idea using the Christmas wrapping paper! I have alot of it and some of it is old so I won't feel bad using it either!

Moving again?! Wow! I feel for you but you must have it down pat by now. I also feel for you moving to San Antonio in May! That's the start of the humidity..

BlueRidge Boomer said...

I have the same china...the one with the harvest wheat and gold rims....!!

Enjoy

swooze said...

Wave as you pass through Dallas! Wow I might actually get to meet you one day soon. Looking forward to that.

Susan said...

Oh my goodness, Barb! It seems like you just got unpacked and now you're on the move again!

Diane H said...

Wow, I wouldn't have been unpacked yet! Thanks for the great idea using the wrapping paper. I have to pass along a pattern today and that will be perfect to use.

Dresden Quilter said...

Hope it is a great move for you! Your mind works superfast.

SewCal Gal said...

Yee Haw, Texas awaits you! Congratulations.

Ok,now I'm curious what you are going to do with that circle. Looking pretty good to me.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

JustCindy said...

YEEHAW!! You don't give yourself enough credit.

iluvmybugs said...

Great idea for using the wrapping paper for templates!!TFS
~Terry~

Sasha said...

That's a great idea!! I'll have to remember that next time I need to make a bigger template!!! I hope all goes well with your move!!

Michelle May said...

Texas! How fun! You sure do get to go to some great places Barb!

Heather said...

Hope your move is a great one. Currently moving DH to Florida for a new job and I am not loving all this packing and driving. But a new place is fun to explore and find all the new quilt shops!

Sheila said...

I don't envy you the move but it sounds like you are excited so if you are happy wit hw you are going that sure helps. The wrapping paper idea is perfect.

GerryART said...

I'm with SewCalGal
what's up with that circle.
Curious minds
hugs
Gerry

andsewon said...

Moving already???!! Darn thought we would have the chance for a meet up but not look'n that way! I know you will be happy in TX though close to family again! Kitchens are great sources for sewing templates!Now are these drawstring totes???
Hugs,
Lola

Jan said...

Looks like you are having a lot of fun!

Jan said...

Looks like you are having a lot of fun!

sandra said...

You are a jewel Barb. Moving to Texas how come> I have been to El Paso and Rockwall Texas to visit my best friend but never to San Antonio. Do they have golf courses? Will this be a good move? I am an expert at packing too.

hetty said...

Okay so now I am wondering what is going on over there. What are those circles going to be? So you are moving again. I think I remember that you wanted to go to Texas more than where you are now. Hope all goes easy and well, but you move around so much that you probably have it all worked out.

Gene Black said...

Cool! The wrapping paper as a big template is a great idea!

I know that you are thrilled to be moving "back home" to Texas! Yeee HAWWW!!!!

Susan Entwistle said...

But you just got here....I was hoping to meet up with you at the QU show in Chantilly this year. Sigh. Love San Antonio though, maybe we'll meet one day on Riverwalk.

danih03 said...

Good luck with the move!

Kim West said...

Maybe you won't have moved on by the time I move there in just over a year...

onlymehere said...

Oh my goodness you're going to be a busy, busy gal for awhile! Good luck with the move and all that goes with it. What a fun time of your life to start a new adventure!

Jean said...

Moving again? Hope you saved the boxes...My guess is that you've got it all down to a science. I know we do. For the last move I only had one empty box left. That was a pretty good guess...

Can't wait to see what you do!

suemac said...

Hey, you will be close to me. I am up in Austin. We have had a gorgeous spring and some lovely rain.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Great idea to use the wrapping paper. Much easier than trying to tape papers together.

I always wander around the house trying to find things that are the right size to trace around.

Joanne Lendaro said...

=) you crack me up!!
hugs!!