Saturday, January 29, 2011

A New Way to Store Patterns & A Special Thank You

Since coming home from Florida, I've come home with another idea for my sewing room.  I am a visual person and I love quilt patterns, but I have one problem.  I buy a pattern and forget that I have it.  So I have a solution to my problem:  a trellis that was 40% off at Joann Fabrics.  I bought two.

They are attached together by black Velcro that is used to organize computer cords.  You could also use those plastic ties that pull up tight and lock.

I put rubber covers on the bottom of the trellis so they wouldn't scratch the floor.

 Then you need rings that you can buy at an office supply store and a paper punch.

I then hung my patterns.  The Patchwork Pig quilt shop had much heavier and taller trellis' displaying their patterns.  They had three attached together, but two work well for me.

 Just wanted to thank Mom and Dad for such a special time together in Florida--hope we can do it again!

If you are near Plant City during strawberry season, stop at Parkesdale Farm Market for strawberry shortcake.  Dad is trying to be funny taking my picture with two :)
I only ate one although they're good enough to eat two!

Happy Quilting

Kay Lynne


Needled Mom said...

Oh yum....those shortcakes look delicious!!!! Our berries should be in any day now and I can taste them already.

I love your pattern idea! It does keep everything right at hand and in sight.

Gra said...

I haven´t had strawberry shortcake in such a long time!!!!! Those cups look so good!!!! I am glad to hear you had such a nice time in Florida. I read everything about your patchwork classes with your mom and about the stores.
Now, what a great way to store patterns! Great idea!

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

I loved those strawberries last winter...yummy! Thanks for the visit the other night, it was great! Nathan sure has grown into a wonderful young man:) I do have some links for you and the name of a book I wanted to share. Send me an email today, I have your address at work and I can't remember Happy Sunday!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog for OWOH, and your complement on my pictures and sense of humor.
Enjoy all of your quilting. I look forward to more pics as you share them with us of your finished
pieces or WIP's