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Monday, March 12, 2018

Hostage Situations

Due to the big storm 2 Friday's ago, we had postponed Hexie Club to this past Friday. Unfortunately,  we only had 3 people at the meeting which turned out ok - we had cookies and got lots of stitching done.

Saturday was my Guild sit-n-sew where I finished section #6 of my Christmas Tree Skirt. I quickly laid out section 7 (above) and got right on it. As of lunch today, I've got the left and right corners complete up through the red rows and I have 3 of the 4 top rows completed. I should be able to finish this section by the weekend thanks to several evening meetings. I hope they don't mind my stitching while they talk. That leaves just one more section. Eeeeekkkkk!!!!!

Yesterday I went to a town on the other side of the county to visit their quilt store - I needed a little more of 2 grunge fabrics for current projects. Well. I gotta tell you. I was held hostage by that grunge section until I came up with the following idea.

It's an incomplete idea as I don't know what (EPP, of course) pattern I'll be using but I'm being a good girl and not even thinking about it until that tree skirt is done!

I also visited a new "junk" store where I was held hostage by several crocks. I know I probably already have enough crocks but that's like saying I already have enough fabric. Ain't neither never gonna come out of my mouth...

The label on this crock claimed it was a 2 gallon. Really? Pretty sure it's a ten-er...but I could be wrong.

This means I now have a 20 gallon, 10 gallon and 2 six gallon crocks plus 12 to 15 smaller ones. The only crocks with out a purpose are the new crocks and I'll find a use for them soon enough. I use the 20 for fabric scraps, a six for rolls of wrapping paper and the other 6 for a kitchen garbage can. I use the smaller ones for all kinds of storage all over the house.

BTW - using a 20 gallon crock for scraps is NOT a good idea - can't keep up with the scraps when the container is that large.

I thought this 1.5(?) gallon crock had a different/neat bottom. It's got blue speckles on one side like it was around other crocks being marked with blue glaze but other than the bottom it's a standard crock.

I'll let Zorro tell you about my other hostage situations on Friday =^..^=


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

neat crocks - never thought to use them the way you are - so I do not have any I have never collected them - now you put the idea in my head I might keep an eye out for them

Janet O. said...

You are such a hexie machine! Only one more section? Look at you go!
I am liking the combo of that floral with the grunge selection. Can't imagine how you are going to work that up in a hexie project.
Very cool crocks! Oh, your crocks remind me that we saw some at my MIL's when we were cleaning things out a couple of Saturdays ago (it is a weekly Saturday project), and my BIL and I each said we were interested in them. I wonder if there are any still there?

Vireya said...

So what were the crocks for originally? I've only ever seen bread crocks, and they aren't that shape.
Lovely fabric - I'll be interested to see what you do with it - only after the tree skirt is finished, of course!

Denise :) said...

You're a self-sustained hostage! LOL! I absolutely *love* that wildflower print. Whose is it? Is it relatively new? I'd love to get my hands on some of that!!! :)

MissPat said...

I have a bunch of crocks I use to hold houseplants. Haven't bought any recently as they've gotten pricier. To answer Vireya, crocks were used to make pickles, sauerkraut and other brined products.
Love the floral fabric. I think I saw it somewhere (Arcade?), but passed it up because I would never want to cut it up.

Pooja Roy Delhi said...

l ike to read your post thanks you so very much