Anyway, I am preparing for my rag quilt class at Buttons and Bows. I can't wait to learn how to make this simple rag quilt. Jodie is also going to give us lessons on how to make a different pattern of rag quilt. I saw the one she made and it is beautiful. We will be arranging that class soon. I am waiting to see if the class at B&B will be canceled due to not enough people signing up. If not, I have to attend because the classes are non-refundable. If that happens, I will be able to learn two different patterns of rag quilts, so either way it will be OK.
I'm very excited about my new room. I totally cleaned out the closet and put shelves on both sides. On one side is all of the fleece that I have purchased to make blankets (my husband says I should open a store--I hit the JoAnn's sale pretty hard) and on the other side is yarn and knitting supplies. I also have two large plastic crates--one full of blankets already made and ready for delivery, and one filled with scarves already made and ready for delivery. I hung pictures on all of the walls, organized the bookcase in there, set up the sewing machine table, put my grandmother's rocker in the corner (some of you may remember it from the library), and set up the TV in the corner. This room also has my treadmill and Pilates machine, so I can exercise or make crafts while watching TV or just relaxing. I also put a couple of colorful lamps in there and it looks great. Now I just have to figure out how to use my sewing machine again! It has been at least ten years since it has been out of the case. I was pleased to see that it makes several different kinds of stitches and that I still have the instruction book. I am ready to go. I would love to have someone go to the classes with me. They are on February 9 and 16 from 2-4 and when the class is finished, we will have a finished product. After that, we will schedule Jodie's class. I know that several people are interested in coming to that one and I want to thank Jodie for volunteering to teach us. She knows how to make anything and everything!