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Inchies & Beyond

Well with a bunch of graphic work behind me and my schedule clear for a day or two it's time to sew! I was looking over the UFO pile this morning and just shook my head and felt I needed more coffee prior to jumping back into any of them. So I did a little organizing in the sewing room and was looking at a section of fabric I'd been playing with for some inchies. I like to lay my stuff out so I can touch and look. More to pick up later but it helps me visualize.

I think my Christmas quilt is the closest to haveing the top completed so I'll work on it today. Later thou I'm going to Paula's to make hand bags. She found a cool idea and we're going to experiment with them tonight - hint I'm to take my anvil ? what? I should have photos tomorrow.

Did get a bit side tracked thou looking for the manual for my carpet shampooer. I'm not sure how these things happen but stuff just wanders off and I never see it again. I "thought" it might be in the huge pile of paper's I needed to file, so I bravely went upstairs and started going threw them - 2 hrs later everything is filed except for a small ? pile. Why do I let the filing get soooooo far behind? I hate it. But now all is well...till it piles up again. Then after all that sill no manual on the shampooer - did find the manual on my camera thou! Trying to give away the shampooer but just needed the book to go with it - the search continues.
But for now it's time for lunch and then some sewing.


BJ said…
Looks like something fun is in the works. Anxious to find out what you will be doing with your anvil.
It may be faster to get the shampooer manual from an online search.
Have fun with Paula!

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