In spite of it still being February, we're having 60-degree weather this week and last (which will probably destroy most of Idaho's fruit crops among other things), and while it's completely crazy and unseasonal, it's hard not to enjoy the early spring.
Why is it that spring brings on the desire to clean? Believe me, this is not a normal desire for me. I know there are people who LOVE to organize because my sister is one of them and when we had to clean the garage as kids, she could extend it into an all-day ordeal and completely nasty to me when I stopped after doing what we had been asked to do instead of helping her organize. (We're not close) However,
I was far more excited to find this:
I actually might have started cutting it out yesterday (you know--before losing it again), but I decided the sensible thing to do would be to make some progress on the projects already in progress--for which I am VERY proud of myself as that is not the choice I would normally make. Instead, I steeled myself to cut up my first 4 "strata" for the spicy spiral table runners,
While mindlessly sewing the 96 strips together for the table runners, I decided to throw in the strips for the next project:
this on Pinterest, and thought it would work really well for a table runner--you know, because I haven't worked in red and white for SOOOOOOOOOOOOO long. The real deciding factor here was that I had already ironed the red snowflake print before noticing that it was too orange to match the reds in the other table runner. I don't know about you, but I hate ironing and rather than let that wrinkle-free fabric go back in the bin, I cut strips for ornaments and 2.5-inch strips both for my "jelly roll" bin and for this project. I'm not sure how many table runners I'll make like this, but there could be quite a few if I like the look. We exchange gifts with so many people during the year--it's a bit daunting to think about. Out of all the table runners I've made in the past 2 years, I think there are 8 in the gift bin right now that aren't already earmarked for something soon. So, there might be quite a few of these little guys.........