What I’m Working On….

The truth.  I’m working on our house.  I have to say I have been stealing a few minutes here and there to work on the mystery quilt.   In the morning while I am waiting for the water for my tea to heat up I’ve been sewing….for 10 minutes before bed, I’ve been sewing.  I am actually amazed with how much time that actually equals as I’ve gotten a few blocks finished.

Tuesday through Friday I’ve been painting at the new house.  Over the weekend Saturday and Sunday I spent laying flooring at the new house.  Can you believe that on Saturday I had over 15,000 steps in on my Fitbit and on Sunday I had over 11,000 steps in.  None of those steps were done “for excercise”.  All of them were simply from working.  I had to laugh when I looked at my Fitbit stats.  Only 6 minutes each day were considered “active”.  I was sweating both days.  Trust me makers of Fitbit, I was active!!!  Down on the floor then up and hauling around a HEAVY nail gun.  I was active! ..and all that “activity” left me with no sewing time.

I did manage to get six blocks together.


More pieces are sewn together..but there are just 6 complete blocks.  That’s okay though.  There will sewing time in future days.  I am so happy that I was able to get all the parts of the mystery sewn.  I can assemble things in days to come.  Hopefully once February hits I’ll find a little more sewing time.  In the meantime before we move I’ll be sneaking in a few minutes here and there and hopefully I’ll get a few more blocks sewn.

As much as I miss sewing…I love the work at the house.  I really like physical labor.

Today it will be more painting time..unless the snowstorm that we’re suppose to get stops me from getting in to town.  If that hits, then it will be a packing day…either way it’s a “house” work day.

Today I am hooking up with Patchwork Times and Quiltville.

10 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….”

  1. Love your Grand Ilusions blocks! I am amazed what can be accomplished in your little dabs of sewing time, also!! In fact wielding a nail gun & laying flooring is also amazing!
    You go girl!!

  2. If you listed all them colors on a chart I would of never imagined them to look so good together. Your blocks look great.

  3. Congrats on getting in the exercise and getting those blocks sewn with 10 minutes here and there…like steps…those minutes add up over the day.

  4. Glad to see you are making progess on your house. There is great satisfaction in working on your home but we also need stress relief that is provided by quilting. I just started my mystery quilt this weekend. We finished our remodeling of our first floor on Dec. 23rd. Today is my first day back at quilting for customers after cleaning up from the remodel.

  5. Just have to say that your GI is one of the nicest color choices I have seen. Although the colors that Bonnie chose are some of my favorite, some of the ones I have seen seem so busy to me. Yours I can actually see the pattern. Good job, Jo!

  6. Your blocks are very pretty! Its amazing that you got so much done on your Grand Illusion quilt with all the work your doing in your new house. Hope you get to move in soon and enjoy your lovely new home. Have a great day.

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