Last week I missed the What I’m Working On post. I’m sorry about that. The blog is in the middle of transferring to a new server where hopefully things will load faster and we won’t have the picture problem we were having.
It’s really okay that we missed the post as I didn’t work on much of anything…and haven’t done a lot this week either when it comes to quilting. Taxes have ruled my life along with the newest foster pups. I spent entire days on taxes with no fun relief.
My daughter Kalissa was over and helped load a video on how I made the Hand Print Quilts… I post that with the Hand Print quilt blog post but in case you missed it, you can watch that here by pressing play or you can go to Youtube by following THIS LINK and saving and watching it later on your television or device.
I did a little early morning sewing and then cut out strip sets when I was taking care of my grandson Anders one day. He naps quite a bit so I often pull a project and work on cutting while he’s napping. That way I can still work quietly and accomplish something.
These are for the…
nine patch leader and enders I’ve been sewing. I have acquired a stack of 101 so far. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them yet. I’m just making some more…not idea how many yet. For some reason, 101 doesn’t feel like enough yet so I’ll keep sewing.
I did take a little time and started sewing on more letters for my son-in-law Craig’s quilt. You might remember that I am taking a UFO top that I had and finishing the border off by making some wonky alphabet letters. So far I have his first and middle names made. I started on his last name. I want to make some other saying for the other side of the quilt…Hmm. I still haven’t decided for sure what it will say and for now, I’m not fretting about it. When the time comes I’ll decide.
I had a blog reader concerned that I made a lowercase “i” rather than an uppercase one. I just felt like making a lowercase “i” to change things up a bit…it’s not a mistake. It’s all good.
I was beating myself up a bit because I haven’t gotten much done in the sewing room lately. Then I remind myself that it’s totally okay. Sewing is a hobby and hobbies ebb and flow. Speaking of ebb and flow…when I was doing my taxes I realized I hardly spent any money on quilting compared to last year. Being committed to finishing UFOs, sewing projects others have sent to me, using sheets for backing, and using thrift fabrics as much as I can has really paid off. I’d love to pat myself on the back big time…but, I can’t. I still bought quite a few quilting books…and what I didn’t spend sewing, I spent on cross-stitch supplies. UGH. Buying linen vs buying fabric wasn’t as much of a trade-off as I had hoped it might be.
This week my taxes still aren’t finished and the blog is working better but not perfectly. I’m hoping to get more time in the sewing room but I doubt it will happen with new dogs here too. I’d be just thrilled if I could get Craig’s quilt top together…that’s the goal anyway. I’m not sure what will be on tap besides that. I haven’t looked at the calendar to see how many grandma days I lined up.
Speaking of lining things up, I think it’s time for me to go through and reaccess my UFO list. I was doing pretty good but then kind of got sidetracked on a few things…most were still UFOs but weren’t on actual the list. I find it’s always good to periodically look at the list and see how far I’ve come and how far I have to go. I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised that I have more finishes than I hoped…we’ll see. Watch for that post to come.