Uh-Oh. Crafty things, Part IV – Lightening the load

I promise, this is the LAST crafty post for a while. But you see, there was a by-product of all those pieces of fabric I bought for my memory quilt. Left-over fabric. Lots and lots of left-over fabric. Now Gary’s been making some noises about getting rid of stuff because he thinks we’re a little over-weight. And I want to do my part to help. I mean, when you’re talking about 32,000 pounds (that’s 16 tons), I don’t want my fabric drawer to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
My plan to help is two-fold.
1. I won’t buy any fabric that doesn’t have a specific purpose. That means I’m allowed to buy fabric for a baby quilt for the grandbaby due in September (Toby and Tammy are expecting #4! :)), but I’m not going to buy fabric just because, oh, my goodness, isn’t this just the most luscious green ever!
2. I am going to try use up as much of my fabric as I can over the next several months.
So, to that end, I’ve begun to make potholders.
These squares are ready for the final quilting –
(and then there’s the drawer full of fabric waiting to be cut…..(not shown to protect the innocent))
And here is where YOU can help.
As a thank-you for putting up with the last three posts that pretty much were all about –LOOK AT ME – SEE WHAT I’VE DONE, I’d love to send you one of these homemade potholders!
If you feel comfortable sending me your address (if you’re reading this on Facebook, send me a message with your address and if you’re on my blog you can either use the “contact me” spot, or just leave a comment and I’ll email you for your address), I’ll get one out in the mail to you. I can’t promise that it will be this week or next, but sometime, when you least expect it, there it will be in your mailbox!
And then you will know that you have done your part to help keep our house at her ideal weight!
Every little bit helps, right?

7 thoughts on “Uh-Oh. Crafty things, Part IV – Lightening the load”

  1. Your crafts are great. The quilt is beautiful. When you are “old” put it on your bed and it can remind you of all the places you’ve been and the people you met on your long journey. Am goig to use the water bottle idea for Easter. Can’t put chocolate in it though as they are going to FL. Love the pillow bean bags also. The plastic must be pretty heavy though, doesn’t it? I’d love one of your potholders. Don’t want that home to be over weight by a few ounces!!
    Congrats on the new grandbaby!! Maybe it’ll be a boy this time and WOW will he be spoiled by 4 mommies!!
    I am feelig pretty good. Pain is gone. Go to the dr tomorrow for a check up and get a cast on and a splint on my finger. The cast will be on about a month and the splint about 2 1/2 months. Long time to be somewhat left handed. Doing ok with it though right now. Love your site!!

  2. I would LOVE one of the pot holders for our new home. We are leaving March 29th to head home!!!! Have loved reading your blog over the years and have told lots of people to do so too!!!! We will be 5 miles north of I-40 between Nashville and Knoxville (exit 280) so stop by when you are heading thru Tennessee. We will have a hook-up probalbly some time this summer. Stop by. OK? Esther

  3. I love to follow your site, and keep my dream alive about working with SOWERS, and seeing so much of our great country. We’ve decided (at least for now) that we will be on the road after my husband retires in May 2011…it seems so far away and long to wait. Oh well, until then, I will live vicariously through you! I would absolutely LOVE one of your potholders..you do wonderful work (I can’t sew a stitch), and I will keep dreaming! Thanks for your sharing your adventures with me.

  4. I would love to get one of your potholders for my wife. She does a lot of quilting and when we look for our future fulltime RV she always looks to see where she can put her machine and do her quilting. We plan to begin fulltime travels sometime after school is out summer of 2011. Our goal is to become SOWER volunteers. We have met some other SOWERS and would love to meet you sometime when we begin our travels. I’ve followed you blog for a long time and evjoy reading about your adventures.


  5. I also would love receiving one of your potholders. I have traveled along with you since you started your journey. I retired a year and a half ago from MDCI and now work full time caring for my husband. Always love seeing your family pictures as well as your travel pictures.


  6. Those are great potholders and I’d love to lighten your load by accepting one. You know our address is in the SOWERGRAM. I’ve enjoyed your blog as we have been stuck at home this winter while Gary’s left shoulder heals from some hurts from over doing on work projects. We hope to be back at work this spring. Have enjoyed the time with the grandkids this winter.

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