I guess if I was really really organized, I could be working towards a deadline, but not in a last-minute situation! Oh - it's only a quilt - it's not like anyone is going to die, but a deadline is a deadline!
The next deadline is on Friday and well, you'll see in a minute where I am.
Sounds like I have to plan another retreat and it's going to be called the ONE Laundry basket retreat. You wlll ONLY be allowed to bring one basket of stuff to work on. I think I take so much because I'm insecure. I'm afraid that I'll run out of things to do. Yet I know from experience and from common sense that I would never get all that done in one retreat. OK - it's settled - I'm going to try and book some space, we'll gather the troops and ONE laundry basket it will be.
While I was away, I went to Hewitt's Farm Market & Bakery. In addition to the butter tarts and the cherries, I also bough bread & butter pickles. They were making pickles that day and I had to have some. Brings back tons of memories of my Mom making pickles. These are pretty yummy but not like Mom's.
|Bread and butter pickles|
|Quilt is loaded and ready!|
I got a label hand stitched down as well. I think there are a few more hand stitching (non-urgent) jobs sitting around that need to be done and that is perfect to take to Monday morning with the quilting ladies.
|Label stitched down!|
I did a review of those four bags that got put away for the next retreat and there were several items that I knew I could finish in no time. This was one of them. Just needed the binding made - the strips were cut!
|Binding made and ready to be quilted|
I also have one more project that is sort of urgent. I think it's due in two weeks. I made good progress at the retreat. I sewed all the half square triangles. Yesterday, I trimmed some more and even more this morning. Not many more to trim and then this project will be ready to sew together.
I think once those two quilts are done, there is nothing urgent until at least September. I still have a few customer quilts to work through on the long arm, one repair and then two quilts to assemble. No official deadline, but they do need to be done so I can move on!
Nothing like a good retreat to get you in the mood to get moving. OK - a deadline helps as well!
Have a great day!!!!!