I told you that I was going to make the best of my cancer news (find that HERE if you miss it) and planned to sew and cross stitch as much as I could.
It had been about two weeks since I touched a sewing machine so Friday evening the first thing on my agenda was to do a little tidying…
Everything always gets dumped in here when I have time away.
Part of my “cleaning” was to quickly clear out anything that I could and that meant getting a quilt bound. This is a quilt top that the Cresco Ladies made. It’s dog-themed and my plan is to use it for a fundraiser donation for HEART Animal Rescue, the one I volunteer with.
From there I decided to load up another quilt that the ladies had made and get the long arming done on that one. I didn’t know how my back would do with this but I figured it was small and I could give it a try. It ended up going well.
There was no added back pain after working on the quilt. That made me happy as the prospect of catching up on some longarming is AWESOME!!
I got that one bound as well. I’ll take some pictures and share the pictures with you later in the week.
I was tempted to load another quilt onto the longarm but didn’t want to press my luck. I think the key to keeping my back happy is to rotate what I’m doing. So I decided to do a little refresher on where I was at with Tumalo Trail. It was nearest to my machine so I decided I might as well work on it. It’ this quilt is Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps and Shirttails II. By the way, this book is currently being offered for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription.
I decided I would sew some blocks together. At the beginning of the week, I only had four sew. On Saturday I made 13 more and on Sunday I made another six. I need 81 total for what I’m planning so I have a ways to go yet.
But, I was stuck and couldn’t make more blocks as I needed more nine patches. I have all of these sewn. Next up, they need to be ironed.
That will likely happen today.
I had this quilt waiting in the queue for longarming. A blog reader sent the top to me and told me to do whatever I wanted with it. I decided to finish it myself thinking that I would donate it to a worthy cause or fundraiser. It’s a tumbler quilt. I decided to just do some wavy lines for the longarming.
The wavy lines are easy on my back so it’s the perfect quilt for me to be working on.
I am about 1/3 of the way done. I’m hoping to finish the longarming on it today as well…Speaking of plans for the day, this is the only blog post you’ll see. I’m taking Labor Day off. I hope you have some fun plans…and if you don’t currently have fun plans, it’s not to late to make some. My fun plans include time in the sewing room…what can be better??