Well May got away from me. I quilted and sent away my Spring Quilt Swap quilt, worked on and sent off 2 RRs, and the biggie was finishing up my CQI purse last week.
So I finally got to piece my block for the May TIF last night. I am going to make this into an eyeglass holder for my sister's birthday in August.
June's TIF concept is about stashes. Sharon B describes it: "Stashes are either purchased or scavenged materials that have accumulated over time and as such they often have a story to tell........So this month, the idea is to think about is stories that are, and stories that are possible."
This is the color scheme for this month.
Well I am certainly not going to take a picture of all of my stashes but I will list them.
This one though, is the one that got me started. A long time ago, when my 2 daughters were small and living at home, DH built me a room upstairs in the crawl space that was 8 x 10. This was my sewing/craft room. At that time, I had 2 knitting machines, and I collected a HUGE stash of yarn.
These are just the ones that are on the wall of the cone yarns. I have about 10 large boxes of skein yarn, and more of the cone yarns. But I went way, way overboard, and I am not even really knitting anymore, but I still have this huge stash.
When my daughters left home I acquired 1 of their bedrooms for my office, and 1 for my sewing room. The yarn stayed upstairs.
Next I started quilting and I have a HUGE fabric stash. They are generally separated separate stashes of:
30's fabric. (HUGE)
Civil War reproductions (HUGE)
Red, whites and Blues (HUGE)
Chickens and Roosters
Then I have a large wool stash, because I love doing penny rugs, etc, and have wool threads to go with those.
Then there is the CQ Stash with
Anyway, this past year, I have been whittling down my various stashes, and trying just to use what I have and not buy anything else, although I have bought some threads and laces. I also donated fabric for the 19 pounds of red, white and blue fabric for the American Hero quilts, and some for another charity. I shared some of my Civil War reproductions with some friends.
Last night, after I pieced my May TIF, I went ahead and pieced by June TIF. I used what was in my stash and they are not usually colors I use so there were not many choices.
Lastly but certainly not least, yesterday's mail brought his beautiful postcard from Jo in NZ. I was the winner of her May drawing. It is just lovely. Thanks again so much Jo!