Even with covid cooties coming into our home,
hubs and I both tested negative (twice for me).
Over the last couple weeks, I've been Christmas
shopping (online), cleaning house and baking....and
with all that, still getting plenty of time for working
on my sewing room To-Do List. Amazing how much
you can get done when you stay home!
Checking in on what I completed last week:
1) Quilt September Glow: half-way done
Trying to squeeze quilting in around hubs' work
schedule has been impossible but I did get about
half of it quilted over the weekend. It's hard to see
with the sun shining in on it but the quilting is
somewhat-complicated and dense--so dense
that a bobbin won't make it through one single row.
But with oak leaves and acorns, the pattern is perfect.
Just slow-going, but that's okay.
I was only able to get about half done; if hubs
runs into work anytime this week, with luck, I'll
get it finished.
2) Finish triangle tree quilt top: Done
I wasn't sure about making those tree trunks
brown but I tried black and dark gray and
they just didn't look right.
The same went for that first border but
I kept it to a minimal 1 inch.
It took a little work to match up that outer border,
especially when I didn't have much to work with but I
think it turned out well and the top is complete.
I had just enough of this for the backing which I also
have ready to go. The batting is cut and the entire
"sandwich" is next in line for the longarm.
3) Get some cookie dough in the freezer
for quick holiday baking: Somewhat done.
Finishing today...unless I find
more I think I need to make!
4) Finish "project B" gift: Done
Oh my gosh, this is done and so cute!
I can't wait to share pictures after Christmas.
It was kind of a lot of work--or maybe it's just
because it was regular sewing and not quilting?
Anyway, I don't really like to go back to regular
sewing, but it's nice to know I "still got it"! <wink>
Completely off the to-do list, I also started
the Peppermint Pines. However, I think this
might be a little disappointing to those who
were looking forward to this one.
The thing is, I just don't have those cheery
colors in my stash. If I was going to get this
thing made, I was going to have to go more
...traditional it will be. I am not buying more
fabric--at least not this time. It's fun and
fast so I might make another later in 2021.
Amazingly, it's almost time to start thinking about
next year's quilty plans! Wow!
Okay, maybe I'll hold off on that for just another
week or two. It's really getting time to settle back
and enjoy the holidays.
Baking, watching Christmas movies and
hanging with the family!
I do have another week before all of that really
kicks in so here's what's on my to-do list this week:
1) Finish quilting September Glow
2) Load up red/white/silver tree quilt;
pick and load pantograph
3) Finish main portion of Peppermint Pines top.
4) Bind ombre.
I've set this one aside but I want to get it
5) More holiday house cleaning, maybe more baking?
6) Watch Christmas movies
See you all next week!
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