Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Still recycling.

I like the idea of this stuff!! It just came in the post this morning. I saw it in a magazine recently and just have to try it.
Quilt batting made from recycled pop bottles. It has a hint of green to it so must have lots and lots of green bottles in there. I know some people really don't like man made batting, but this has to be better than any other disposal method we have come up with. I'll let you know how it goes when I get around to using it.
As well as my pop bottles I also ordered some fabrics, a fat quarter pack in silvers and sparkles.
Two blue charm packs,
and another fat quarter pack in pretty flowers.
I may not have had chance to do much sewing last night, but I did do some unsewing! I put off the vacuuming until after I had unsewn this cross stitch.
I stitched it in 2005, it's a Lavender and Lace design called Catch the Wind. I had used it as a cushion front, and always regretted the decision. So last night I finally got around to pulling it apart and in just a few moments I'm off to see my framer and beg him to rescue it. I'm sure he can/will. Then all I have to do is find some wall space. I moved into a bigger apartment a year ago, and I still have no wall space. LOL
I'm off to town, bye!
1) New Stash
2) A dry day
3) 2 days off and I'm NOT on call.


Miss 376 said...

This will look lovely framed and up on the wall. Love the stash you have got

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cross stitch...I hope your framer can "save" it. I'm interesting in knowing how you like your batting. I recently made a project using "wool" made from 100% post consumer plastic bottles. Do not put your iron on it! Melting happens. :o(

Tazzie said...

Ohhh, look at that! You and I have the same phone!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Can't wait to hear how the wadding works...what a great idea for plastic bottles...now there's a company thinking for the times!

sewkalico said...

A gorgeous stitched work. Interesting batting - I would be interested to hear what you think of it...

Julia said...

That wadding sounds amazing..I have never heard of it, I'd love to hear how the wadding works.
Shame you had put that gorgeous cross-stitch into a cushion, it sure would not last as long as it would framed...it will be lovely framed.

Marit said...

Your stitchery is beautiful! Good luck framing it! The new batting sounds real interesting. Please let us know how it turns out. And thank you for your nice comment.

black bear cabin said...

im curious to see how you feel about that new batting...keep us posted! as for that cross stitch...its gorgeous!!! Glad you decided to have it framed :)
Have fun with all your new fabrics...i like the silver trees!

Karen said...

Love the stitchery and I must try the Dream Green batting.