Looking good so far, but still a way to go. The big spring clean has now shifted from the kitchen, visible and positively gleaming through the window on the left, to the sewing corner. Until Tuesday it still looked like this, with the custom built fold-away table piled high with fabric and general clutter, and the counter beyond it had degenerated into a no-go zone. Now I am extremely proud of the orderly line of sewing boxes, because I know exactly what is in them and that I shouldn't need to buy thread for a while.
The Serata treadle is now unearthed from under a great heap of flotsam that would have been far too embarrassing to even photograph, so not only do I now know how much thread I have, but I can actually see the floor.
So, no sewing done this week, but the way is clear to get going again fairly soon.
Here goes, a little later than usual, for Week 177.
Many thanks to Angie, who was the only person to link up last week, showing her latest baby quilt in the making. She is a true Trojan, and just keeps on going making little quilts for charity. If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and have a closer look.
If you love free motion quilting, whether you are a beginner just taking the plunge, or you have reached the stage where you can do ostrich feathers with your eyes shut and still achieve perfect symmetry, then please link up.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
1. Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.
2. Link back to this post in your own post.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.
4. The link up will remain open for four days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Monday.
So far quilters from the USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France, Macau, Russia, Ireland and Brazil have taken part. The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.
Linking up with Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday.