Just not this week--lol.
We're still winding down from the holidays around
here so my to-do's continue to take a back seat.
Son 1 went back up to school on Sunday; Son 2
heads back next week. The mad checking off of
to-do's will likely resume after that but for now,
it has been a nice, easy pace of just-whenever.
1) Fireside reading & sewing
A little reading, a lot of sewing.
Good progress on sewing up old trimmings.
We'll call it Project Scraps-To-HSTs.
(Not very catchy, I guess.)
Here's one set of 340 HSTs. I have 4 sets
now sewn but only one has been trimmed.
I know normal people throw these things away
but a lot of us aren't normal, are we?
Who's with me here?
Who's with me here?
Once I started working on these, it was like the
darned things heard me and suddenly every drawer
and cabinet I opened produced another bag or jar of
trimmings! At first, tackling this seemed like a
fun little side-project that I could complete in a week.
Now I'm wondering if it'll even get done before
spring. Maybe by the Super Bowl if I'm diligent?
I'll have to do some inventory and next time I'll
have to post numbers on how much I have.
2) Finish Pine Tree Lane
I did trim it up and make the binding.
Tackling more today.
3) Load Pumpkin Patch, quilt, bind and label.
Half-way through quilting.
4) Bring knitting back out.
Ok, it's out--but that's as far as I got.
(See Project Scraps-To-HSTs!)
This year, for a little fabric accountability, I'm going
to try adding this at the end of my lists (for fun):
Fabric used: none
Fabric obtained: none
Back to my membership in the "abnormal club".
For kicks, I decided to collect all the spools
that I empty in a year. If there is one thing that I
consistently excel at, it's that I come up with
all my great ideas too late.
(I also consistently lose track of recipes but that,
my quilty friends, is a whole other basket of
scraps that is best left for another post.)
So of course this great idea of seeing how many spools
I go through in a year came to me about, oh, March.
Above is my
2020 9-month collection of emptied spools.
I didn't think the above picture was a proper show so:
I call this picture "Trophy Window at Sunset".
(Watch for it at the MoMA.)
The basket has now been emptied and I
can actually start in January this time.
I'm still trying to take things a little slow for the
ol' shoulder. So many of you asked how it went!
How nice to be thought of! The doctor was able to
break up the calcium deposit completely so now
with that out of the way, I wait and see if the tear
heals by itself. My cortisone shot doesn't seem to
have done much so there's yet another reason for
making a list of just-whenevers and -whatevers.
1) Finish quilting Pumpkin patch, bind & label
2) Bind and label Pinetree Lane
Anything. Even if it's one row.
3) Project Scraps-To-HSTs
If you missed my 2020 project wrap-up
please give it a look. I take a bit of a different
view on the year while looking back over the
quilts I was blessed to finish.
Til next week...
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