This has been a great month for me. I have settled back into the routine that affords me piece of mind. My housework isn’t suffering, the laundry’s always caught up, I’m cooking more often, I’m getting a lot of time in my sewing room (although it still needs a major sort out), I’m reading more, and Mister and I are back to spending evenings together (when he doesn’t have last minute homework) visiting, or watching our favorite shows (while I stitch). We finally have an appointment for the pad and carpet to be repaired downstairs, and replaced upstairs. My stitching friends will get a laugh when they hear that the bedroom carpet will be Platinum colored.
As to the sort out in my sewing room, I finally dug through the huge box of scraps given to me by one of my friends. So many beautiful pieces of fabric, and so many 1/2-yard pieces as well. I still have the bag to go through, but the bits have been pulled for the scrap basket I use for Wild and Goosey, and the rest has been folded neatly until I get some cutting time for charity quilts.
Speaking of charity quilts. Today is the last Saturday of the month, and this is the day that I have dedicated to working on charity quilts. One Saturday a month, for at least 3 hours. For the first quilt, I’ll be making 10″ paper pieced string blocks starting with a neutral in the middle. It took me longer than expected to go through the above mentioned box, so I’m not getting to sew 3 hours today, and will carry that over to tomorrow.
Here’s where I stand this month:
Baby Quilt – 1) finish step one; 2) cut background for step two
Lozenges – Make a minimum of 20 lozenges with February RSC17 colors (10 black/10 neutral corners)
Farmers Wife – Make a minimum of 4 blocks
Baby Quilt – This item was for my One Monthly Goal link-up. I am beyond thrilled to say, that not only did I finish Step 2, I finished the quilt top! The longarmer has been contacted, and the backing should be pieced by tomorrow evening.
Lozenges – This item was for my Rainbow Scrappy Challenge. February’s color was Teal. I made a total of 29.
Farmers Wife – not only did I catch up, but I’m ahead of the game. It has helped me satisfy my love of paper piecing. As I have gone through the scraps hunting for the perfect piece of fabric, I have been sorting them into colors (and ironing some of the worse off pieces) as part of my sewing room sort out.
So much accomplished!
For stitching, I have made progress on Death by Cross Stitch, and finished a 2nd round on An Expression of Gratitude. I spent more time than anticipated on Death because it was just too easy to keep going while getting stuff around the house sorted after the water break, dealing with the contractors, and the repair to the walls. But, I’m back to my rotation, and will probably move on to Houses of Hawk Run Hollow by tomorrow evening.
I am linking up to Elm Street Quilts and soscrappy.