Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Stash Report

First of all, if you live in New Hampster, make sure you go out and VOTE in the Primary! Mom says it's a great thing to be able to have a part in selecting your country's leader, so you must vote.

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!


Motor Home Cats said...

Those strips looks so pretty and fun to climb. We like to climb the clothes and walk on top of the hangers. Do you ever do that?

We can't wait to see the pictures of the new Gizzy's. We love to lay on ours in the sun (and we actually had some today).

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

The Crew said...

My, those fabric strips look very inviting. Millie, you should consider giving guided tours of your closet. I'm sure lots of us girlcats would be interested and maybe some of the Mancats too.

Your friend

Anonymous said...

Too much sewing
not enough kitty
I am just saying.

Samantha & Mom said...

Wow, your Mom is very creative we love her Gizzy Quilts. We will vote for the Top Cat, but we can't vote cause we don't live in NH. We have an Award for you Millie, please come by and check it out.
Your FL furiends,

Poppy Q said...

We will try and vote on the top kitty but the polls don't open til 1am our time, so it will have to wait til we gets up.

Miss Lynne you is super organised. I loves your colour bins of fabric.

Leslie said...

Oh wow - our mom loves to all the quilting details! We hope you will continue to share lots with us. :)

We love your blog!

Parker said...

I'm afraid I would want to climb all of that fabric! It's so pretty! I will be voting as soon as the polls open - I have a favorite kitty!

Unknown said...

our mom says she's glad that the primary is in New Hampster this week instead of iowa!!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Wow! MomBean's socks are like that for her sock critters, but the rest of the closets are...


Perfectly organzied. Honest.

Tybalt said...

Your poor mom! I hope her week gets better.

And oh, my mommy made happy noises seeing all that fabric. She hoards crafty things like fabric and yarn . . . but never does anything with them. *sigh*

Jeanne said...

I voted for Marley, and I voted for.......for president

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Um, we gotsa go vote fur a kitty. Wait, yoor mom hafs all dis fabric and yoo don't play in it and throw it all over?

Mickey's Musings said...

WOW,you should see Mom's eyes,they're huge!! Hahahahaha!! She really likes that stash and the storage :)
All I know is that when Mom is busy crafting, she does not pay me as much attention. I guess that's when we step in and try to help! Heeheehee,I get her attention then :)
Printer problems? I won't say anything then,Computers that don't work give me( & MOM) a headache :)
Purrs Mickey

Jan Price said...

We're trying to figure out how that rack is hanging in mid-air with no visible means of support. We enlarged it and still can't see any legs, feet, or even slaves holding it up.

We missed the voting but let us know who wins the title of frozen cat of the mountain.

jans funny farm

Artsy Catsy said...

Pairs and chunks and bins, oh my! Your mom is so organized! Ours only has piles and stacks and heaps.


Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Uh ... darn. We were too late to vote for the mascot.

Love those "soon to be Gizzy" strips ... Such pretty colors.

What's your momma gonna make this time? She's so talented with her sewin' machine!


The Furry Bambinos said...


Your Mom is furry talented and furry organized, too!!

Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We loved seein how the Gizzies come to be.

But The Big Thing says to get a "battery charger" an "rechargable batteries". He says it paid for itself last year. He likes his AccuManager20, but that there are probly lots a good ones.