As predicted, I didn’t get very much sewing time at all this week. In fact, I think 2 1/2 hours was about it. That’s not much at all for me.
Our adult kids and my grandkids were here Saturday and Sunday. Plus I worked a lot more than I typically do. They are short of help so I’ve started picking up Fridays…and I am still covering some maternity leave on Saturday mornings and this was one of those. It’s all good. I love my job. I appreciate the paycheck and I don’t NEED more quilts. I’d still love to make more. I’m sure you understand!
On Sunday I was down to my son Buck’s kids and Kalissa’s kids. All of the adults had things going on and I kept the kids…that meant six of them. At about 1:30 pm Craig, Kalissa’s husband came to pick up the three boys. I offered to keep the older boys so they could play with cousins if they wanted to take little Anders home and nap him. That worked perfectly.
Then at about 3 pm, Buck came and packed up his three, and headed towards home. That left me with Carver and Gannon. I told them, lets go up and hang out in the sewing room. They LOVE going to the sewing room. So, Carver watched television.
I don’t know why but for some reason, he likes the upstairs television and begs to watch television in the sewing room.
Gannon played with the pins and pincushions. He is in love with a batch of pins a blog reader recently sent. They are “Diamond Topped” pins. At least that’s what Gannon calls them. HA! He asked me if I got them at the real jewelry store because he thought they were real diamonds. That made me giggle. (Many thanks to the blog reader who sent them. I had no idea they existed!!)
While they were hanging out, and I was busy at the longarm working on this…
I was thrilled I got the longarming done.
Happily, Kalissa and Craig came about then and took the boys home. I was able to go back up to the sewing room, and get it trimmed and unrolled. I’m so happy with this quilt.
I’m really hoping that this week I have time to bind it. I’d love to see it all the way finished.
I had a few more minutes so I ran a few more blocks of the Smores or Square in a Square quilt through the machine.
I did stop by Chicken Scratch Country Threads blog and saw that the UFO number that was picked was #2. That’s these red hourglass blocks. Hmm. I have no pattern or plan for them. I had thought about making them into some sort of flag quilt…but then I thought about making some sort of Christmas wall hanging with them. Hmm. Any ideas??
I also have this UFO sitting out on my table. I have yet to lay it all out and see what needs to be done with it. I think most of the blocks are finished. It just needs to be put together. This is in contention of being the next UFO I tackle as well.
I’m hoping that on Thursday I can sit down and get some sewing done. I’m ready for a good long session at the machine. Fingers crossed that something doesn’t come up and thwart my plan.
That’s what I’ve been up to in the sewing department…how about you? And, any ideas with the hourglass blocks?? Please leave a comment.