8/22/2007

the trashcan fabric

At Stash Sisters last night, I asked for suggestions on what to make with the fabrics laid (viciously thrown) by the wastebasket. Mary Ellen suggested a log cabin! She suggested adding purples, making sure to get lights, mediums, and darks, and showed me several purples up in the shop. No time to decide/get them right then, so I've added some from my stash. Need to decide what to use for the center. Considering that orange at the top, but black would probably be better. I think making a log cabin out of these great colors is a great idea and how nice to use stash fabrics that had been headed for the trashcan.




Uh oh. College Son says he is stopping by sometime Saturday to get a paycheck that was left behind in the minivan. I spilled my Weight Watchers water all over the bin that had some papers and notebooks in it and found the waterlogged check in the stack.

His room. Didn't think he would pop back here so soon. Will he be upset? Haven't had time to set up his books, shelving, and computer downstairs yet. Mom might be in trouble.

8 comments:

Gail said...

Karen, we just helped Jim move into an apt two weeks ago, but there are still things left here. The older two still have things here, too! After a while, it gets safer to dispose of things as they no longer remember exactly what they left and what the disposed of themselves. hehehe- evil snicker-

jovaliquilts said...

You just found his check, you might be his favorite person!

Can you make a block with an orange center and then place a black square over it to see which you prefer? I love purple and orange together, but it's pretty hard to tell how things will look all put together until you see it.

Libby said...

It seems I always favor black - it just speaks to me for some reason. Your son won't even notice if you have a favorite meal and offer up the laundry facilities *s*

PeeWee said...

When he shows up, tell him "I am so happy you are here, you can set up your shelving, books and computer!"
Gets him out of your hair, and gives you more time to sew!

Dawn said...

If he was a girl I would say for sure you are in BIG trouble! Boys - probably not. I like the orange for the center.

Jeanne said...

Close the door and maybe he won't notice. I'm sure he'll be happy about the check. I would use that orange for the center of the log cabins, too.

San / Gypsy Quilter said...

I love the idea of orange for the center. If you're not certain, why not do half orange and half black?

anne bebbington said...

I really like the orange - think it will play nicely with the rest of the fabrics