I did a few putzing things this week.
See the Daniel Tiger fabric? That’s the pillowcase I used to make a pillowcase for Carver for his birthday. When Kelli and I took Carver and Gannon to Hobby Lobby, Carver saw the fabric and was super excited. I ended up buying 3/4 of a yard so I could make a pillowcase for him. He loves Daniel Tiger. It’s a PBS show that talks about dealing with feelings. We love the show.
Sometimes getting the things that pile up in the sewing room is so comforting. Seriously…I feel like I cleaned by getting that pillowcase fabric sewn and out…I guess in a way I did clean.
While I was on the “feeling like I cleaned kick” I tackled some other jobs that were in the sewing room. I patched work pants for a friend.
I patched word shorts for Craig.
and I finished this….Georgia’s quilt top. I know. I bet you all thought that would NEVER happen.
I worked on it a couple nights this week…then Saturday night I decided I wasn’t going to bed until it was finished.
I stayed up until 11pm, which isn’t terrible, and WOW!! It’s done.
I can’t tell you the HUGE relief that it’s to this point. I started this back in March when Georgia was born. Then my life went to heck with Kramer sick with cancer and us making constant trips back and forth to Lacrosse. It got set aside.
Well it finally made it to the front burner and there it’s staying until it’s completely finished.
Beside being in the sewing room, I got some stitching time in too. Just a few nights for a few minutes but it adds up. I got the thread I ran out of for the border and I’m back stitching again.
I’m happy to say that I went around the border and everything matched up. It amazes me how much I struggled with the first one in the series and how wonderfully the borders have been going now that I’m on #10 of the series.
I’m mentioning this to you all as I’m hoping that if you pick up cross stitch that you know that as with any craft you do, practice makes things much easier. I could easily have given up after the first one I stitched…but I didn’t and now things are MUCH easier! I never thought I’d stitch on linen. My eyes are old…I’m not the most patient person…but now I don’t know that I’d stitch on anything but linen….
Don’t be afraid to start…if you are willing to practice, you’ll be able to master whatever it is.
That’s the this week progress. I’m loading Georgia’s quilt and finishing it ASAP. I want it completely done so I can move on to the next project.
Anyone else trying to push to the finish on a project?? I’d love to know what you’re working on.