You know that commercial that asks “What’s in your wallet?” I’m not sure why, but this morning as I was grabbing yet another Ziploc bag out of the kitchen, I thought, “What’s in your Ziploc?” I was thinking about how many Ziplocs we use and the variety of ways that we use them. Please don’t start to sweat thinking I am trying to sell you Ziplocs, nor am I participating in any sort of MLM scheme involving Ziplocs. It’s just one of those odd thoughts that creeps into your mind on an early Monday morning. Before we get too deeply into Ziplocs, I’ll give you some updates on my projects.
The first update is for my Tinkerbell quilt. This past weekend I bit the bullet and finally decided to try my hand at machine quilting using my Brother sewing machine. I had fun with it and tried stitch-in-the-ditch, echo quilting, and even using a decorative stitches for quilting. For the record: I HAD FUN! Seriously, the finished product is kind of a mish-mash of designs, but I had so much fun in the process. I learned some things my machine did well, and other things that it (or I) didn’t do so well. I’ve posted a picture below of my favorite corner of the quilt with the quilting.
Because this project wound up being more of “learning experience” for me, I’ve decided to keep this little lap quilt for myself when it’s done rather than donate to charity. My family will tell you I like to stay warm. I almost always have a quilt or blanket on my lap when I’m working or cross stitching. As an added bonus, having Tink in my room will brighten things up quite a bit.
Next update is my Tinkerbell cross stitch. I can’t believe I only have one more tiny section to go before this is done. My hubby asked me the other night what I would be doing for my blog once all my Tink projects were done. Um, you’ll have to keep an eye on my blog go find out, sweetie (wink, wink).
Now back to my Ziploc
obsession discussion. I went to pull a Ziploc this morning so I
could put my thread and bobbin together for the quilting I had done this
weekend. I kept thinking of all the
Ziplocs of varying sizes I have in my sewing room/office. I use them for so many things. I took a peek in the refrigerator, and can
you believe there was only one Ziploc in there…which was helping to keep some Colby Jack cheese from drying out.
Here are some of the ways I am using Ziplocs in my sewing room/office:
My techie (and I use the term techie loosely) Ziploc full of thumb drives and all the cords I use to recharge the few electronics I have…my laptop, my camera, my .mp3 player...and my never charged so don't try to call me cell phone.
My supply of birthday cards and my list of family birthdays month-by-month.
Keeping threads together for a particular cross stitching project.
Kits I have made up for charity quilts. I have about a dozen patterns that call for three different fabrics and uses one yard of each fabric. These are the perfect size for charity quilts, so when I find fabric that I think goes together well, I stash them together for the future in these Ziploc bags.
I probably have more Ziplocs than I choose to admit in my room. On the sort of eco-friendly side, I do re-use them when I'm finished with a project.