I have slowly been trying to organize my sewing space. my scrap drawer got completely out of control and i could barely close it anymore. so i bought one of those cheapo closetmaid shelving units and a bunch of sterilite drawers to hold my larger scraps. i also separated strings from tiny snippets and stored them by color in ziploc bags. The red and blue baskets hold my strings, selvages, and pieced scraps/failed blocks that could be used for made fabric. now i just have to get my notions in order and the sewing room will be respectable.
to help me cut down on my out-of-control scrap situation, i started a new flickr swap group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/scrappyblockswap/ it's very similar to the now defunct swapbuster scrap group. it's a quarterly swap, international participants are welcome, you can join anytime and you choose how many blocks to send. if you're interested, please join us!
Lastly, I have been putting off bringing this up forever, but my design was published in Quilty magazine! Mine is the Crosswalk quilt. If you're intrigued--it's a pretty easy quilt to make (if somewhat large). The blocks are set on point. The Quilty people were super nice to work with and they did a beautiful job with photography. i'm super pumped and thrilled to already have my quilt back home with me. I am less pumped that when I washed it, the blue variegated aurifil thread that I used bled all over the yellow back of the quilt. so that is why I don't have any of my own photos (decent ones anyway) and i'm still trying to figure out what I should do with the quilt. i washed it a couple of times, used several color catchers, and washed once with synthrapol. i don't think the excess dye is coming out. boo-urns.
oh yeah one last thing...i am terrible at taking selfies so i usually don't but look, ma, i got a haircut. on new year's eve. it's probably already started growing out on me.