I am in Billings for 11 days for work. It’s hot here but I love it. We got here on Monday and it was 100 degrees. I am already home sick and ready to go back.
I have spotted out a Joann Fabrics Store near my hotel, so I will be visiting there Sunday. One of my co-workers is actually from Montana and quilts from time to time. She let me know of a quilt shop that is also near us and hopefully we will get off work in time one day to go to the shop.
Last night we went to a local chop house and I had a 14 oz. Pork chop, loaded baked potato and a strawberry margarita. This was my best meal so far here in Montana.
As Bizzy Lady stated in her previous post, I am also participating in 2 swaps on Instagram. The Muppet Swap and the Text Fabric Swap.
I am so enjoying these swaps, especially the Muppets. I used to watch the Muppet Babies and I could catch reruns of the Muppet Show, because I was too little when it originally aired. I remember going to the movies when I was little to see one of those Muppet Movies.
One day I was searching on Instagram and I saw everyone making the 1 hour basket and I decided to find the designer’s website and find the pattern. The 1 Hour Basket Tutorial by Kelby Sews, can be found here.
I must say, at one point in time Bizzy Lady and I swore we would not make bags, totes, purses and things of that nature. And look at us know, we are doing the same things we said we wouldn’t. :-)
You can make this basket in 1 hour and the tutorial is very detailed and easy to follow.
I can’t find what I’m looking for in my room so I am reorganizing. I need some ideas and help in my organization efforts. I have been on Pinterest and general surfing and tried a couple ideas but they are not working for me. I purchased some small shelf size milk crates and folded my smaller size pieces of fabric in them by color and stacked them 2 deep on my shelf. I also purchased larger clear containers with tops and organized my larger pieces by color. I have some larger pieces that are just folded on the shelf and with all this effort I still get frustrated when looking for fabric.
Bizzy Lady and I attended our monthly DAM Girls Meeting. We participate in a Charm Swap. This was 2 meetings ago we brought in 20 5″ squares of fabric that we would like to see come back to us. Then at that meeting, we put all the charm packs in a pile and then we picked a pack from the pile. At that point you would sew a quilted item that you decide to make for that person. Today we brought those items and give it to the person of the original charm pack.