Secondly, go vote for New Hampster's Top Cat at the Mount Washington Observatory. You can only vote from 8 AM to 7 PM NH time. Even Poppy Q in New Zealand can vote! Go HERE to vote for Top Cat. You know how Mom's been moaning about how cold it has been? Well, it ain't NOTHING like the weather at the top of Mount Washington. They have the world's WORST weather. And the Top Cat will have a furrever home up there! Vote HERE!
Business out of the way, now for the Stash Report.
Every quilter has a "stash." It's fabric. I've told you Mom is a fabricaholic. Of course, she has to have fabric to make the quilts. When she receives an order of fabric, she has to put it in the washer and the dryer, and then she has to iron it. From there she cuts strips. While she's cutting, she hangs the strips on this rack. It folds up when she is done. This way, the strips hang straight down, and don't get wrinkled (so she doesn't have to iron them before she uses them.)
When she is finished cutting, she matches them into pairs, sewing a fat strip to a skinny one. Then she has to iron those.From there, she cuts them into "chunks" and then makes the quilts. After she's made a bunch of quilts, she has chunks left over, sitting all over the place, and she has to put them away in bins. She has them sorted by color. Tonight she labeled all the bins. This way she can see what she has without moving all the bins around.When (ha ha) she is all done with the strips, she adds them to her stash, in the closet. She hangs them together, sorted by color, on covered coat hangers, again, so she won't have to iron them.
Uh, Mom, you gotta get going. You should be busting that stash, not adding to it!
(You can click on the pictures to biggify. And yes, Mom had to buy a new battery for the little camera to get it to work properly.)
PS, she had a terrible day at work on Monday. She says if she never sees another printer or print driver or print server again it will be too soon. So don't mention anything about them!