Prepping for a show

I’m in the final stages of prepping for vending at the Quilt & Fiberart Emporium in Hickory at the end of the month.  More info HERE

Today I thought I’d show you just some of the final stages in prepping for the show.  After taking inventory and making a list, I’ll do a few final batches of dyes to fill in.  The note on the mirror is my low inventory list.

Of course I use every available corner for dye bins:

Including flowing over into the office/storage area:

And that makes for cramped corners, where hopefully nobody needs access to any files!  But it’s not permanent, just the last 2-3 weeks before a show.  Filing can always be done later, right?

The storage underneath the secondary cutting table (aka temporary dye counter) contains bins of fabrics sorted by color family.  An easy way to manage what I need to dye.  Because if I dyed only what I’m drawn to dye, I’d only dye a few colors (or maybe only brights!).

Of course the last stage of prepping is to make sure that all the samples are finished.  This one only needs quilting and binding, or maybe quilting and a facing.

Hope to see you in Hickory in two weeks!!!!!!

New Scarves!

A few scarves finished recently:

These are just a sample of some of the scarves I have available.  All scarves are silk, hand dyed, some are painted, some are strictly dyed, and all are completely washable.   If you’re interested in a specific scarf either e-mail me, or come visit  my booth at QNAE2010

January 29th and 30th, Statesville Convention Center, Statesville, NC.

A little quilting, a little color

Yesterday my day was filled with quilting and color.  I was quilting on a red and white quilt with a solid white backing, and dyeing fabrics with lots of color.

And I managed to do both without getting either on the other!  (good thing!)

The quilt is now ready to go back to the customer.  These are pics of the back as I was taking it off the machine:

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Which reminds me, I need to click on over to Backside Fabrics and purchase a backing for a quilt I have coming up next week.

As for the dyeing…..well, I always enjoy a dye day!  There is something almost magical about the changing of a white cloth into a colored, textured piece of cloth.

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Today has mostly been spent in the office, doing paperwork.  Tonight I’ll be doing a little bit of unsewing on a customer quilt that I am just not totally happy with the results (yes I do that if I’m not happy with it…..my customers deserve the best I can do)….and I’ll also be spending some time pressing out these dyes.

Hmmm, maybe tonight should be a night I turn on the television?  Then again……………..