I'm almost ashamed to admit what I did with my precious quilting tool this morning. I hunted everywhere for my exacto knife, and I could not find it. I have no idea where I put it after I used it last time (I know exactly where I thought I put it, where I should have put it). But I really wanted to get the carpet pulled up in the spare room today, so I can get the remnants out for garbage in the morning. We only have pickup every two weeks, so I've been planning this carefully.
So, what does a quilter do when she can't find an exacto knife to cut the carpet? Brace yourself ... I used my rotary cutter. I did switch the blade out for a used one (designated for cutting paper now) before I started. And even so, it cut through that carpet like butter. Hopefully the quilt police won't be knocking on my door, for the misuse of quilting tools.
And now that step is done, I just have to paint a section of the wall (which was behind my cutting table) and put down the new flooring. Then I might actually be able to clear out a bigger section of my new sewing room and get everything organized in there.
On the other hand, in sewing news, I picked up a yard of fabric yesterday, which I hoped to use to finish my current quilt. I am running low on whites and in order to keep the last 3 blocks scrappy I needed a bit more. Unfortunately, it was the wrong white - despite my best efforts at matching. I knew it was iffy when I bought it, but I had to try. So, 1 yard into my stash this week. And nothing out, because I haven't finished any of my current projects yet.
Stash totals for the year:
81.5 yards in
72.25 yards out
Total: 9 1/4 yards in
Drop by Judy's blog to see how everyone else is doing this week.