I had a busy week filled with lots of family interruptions. Nothing is wrong. The family just needed me extra and I prioritized them to slot #1.
School started here last week on Monday for everyone except preschool. One of my old childcare families contacted me and asked if their guy could come for the Monday and Tuesday as she didn’t have anyone to keep him. Carver and Gannon were going to be here anyway so I said sure. Carver had so much fun!
I worked on my deadline project. I wasn’t going to show it to you but then Rosie was playing under while I was ironing it and I couldn’t resist showing you this picture…so I guess you ended up with a bigger sneak peek.
The quilt is on the longarm machine waiting for me to finish it. That will be Tuesday’s job. I have until the 11th for it to be there so I’m content with that progress. Kelli volunteered to write the pattern so that helps a lot!!
I designed another project and it’s out of the same fabric line. What can I say, I loved it so much!! I couldn’t get enough of it. It’s “A Blooming Bunch” by Maureen McCormick for Moda. It will be out in November. I think you’ll want to snap some up.
Our design will be made with 2 charm packs. Moda sent us a layer cake instead…darn (I’m totally teasing when I say that) I guess I’ll have leftovers.
I already cut into the fabric…see??
In fact, I have even been sewing on them a lot. This is going to be a fast quilt…Oh, I love this fabric.
Deadline sewing has kept me away from my Dirty Dozen UFO. Here it is the end of the month and I’m still working on blocks. UGH.
I’ve enjoyed sewing these but they are slow sewing. They have to be sewn block by block and a lot of fast chain piecing doesn’t happen with them.
As the month rolls around to September I will have to make a decision. Do I pull the next UFO number or do I stick with this one? My heart is saying stick with this one. We’ll see. I guess it matters what number is picked. I really do want to finish projects though and if I put this away, it won’t get finished…so I plod on…right?
I made a goal for myself for my current cross-stitch project. I wanted the border done before September. I am so close.
As I write this post, it is 6pm Sunday evening. I have a few things to do around the house and then I am sitting down and stitching until I’m either finished or it’s bedtime. I REALLY want to reach my goal.
In the cross-stitch world, September is known as “Sampler September”. People are encouraged to stitch on a sampler project. I thought about starting another sampler but I don’t know…I don’t think I can leave this project. Technically I think it would still qualify as a sampler after all it has the alphabet. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll get brave and start another project and have two going at once.
The only thing with that plan is…I did that with quilts and now look at all the UFOs I have!! No thanks.