Yikes - that's a big word! What does it mean?? It means working on crafts when you should be doing the laundry, dishes, cooking or other domestic duties.
Since I don't cook or rarely clearn, I don't think this word applies to me. So I need to come up with another word that is better suited to me. Prononurgentinating. did you get that???
PRO NON URGENT INATING (OK - that was the best I could do in a pinch - I'll come up with a better word!)
Yep that's me. I have loads and loads of projects that need to be worked on because there are deadlines. What am I working on? Something that is totally just for me, has no deadline, but it's been on the design wall for a long time.
It's time to get that one-block wonder done. . Well technically there is a deadline because I need the design wall to be clear and I do NOT want to pack it in the box again.
The other day, I got busy and did a bit of sewing on it. This was mostly what it looked like when I started. I did take the picture after I had sewn a couple of seams. The last two columns haven't even been put together. They're still in pieces.
|The "new" starting point|
3 1/2" along one side. I started to sew those together - they will go on the back of the quilt.
|Leftovers and a cut of the original fabric|
Here is one instance where I do press my seams open. I hate doing it as it takes FOREVER and once you're done on the back, you have to press very well from the front. Just so slow - pressing to one side is way way faster.
|Seams pressed open|
|One perfect point, one not so perfect point|
And by the end of that session, I had sewn the bits together in the last two columns and now the columns are sewn together in pairs. I think there are just NINE more seams and then to figure out what to do in the border.
Yeah - I love when progress is made and I would really really like to get this UFO off the wall.
|Columns are now in pairs|
|The start of the quilt backing|
So much more is happening and I'm pacing out how it gets posted. Don't forget we are a few days closer to the reveal of what I've been up to on QUILTsocial -- that happens in a couple of weeks so stay tuned for that.
On that note, I have a very anxious someone sitting beside me waiting to go for a walk. YES - I took Lexi for a walk last night. Not a perfect walk, but a walk none the less. Very happy to report that my knee is feeling much better. You know that's what happens the moment you go to the doctor - everything starts to heal up! I still have to be very careful. I went into the bathroom on the weekend and for whatever reason, I was backing in the room - I think I was talking to Lexi. I happened to bump my GOOD leg into the door frame which jarred the BAD leg and I thought I was going to die in the bathroom! Needless to say, I am very very careful about how I move. ZERO twisting is allowed, ice as much as possible (still) and just taking it easy!
Speaking of icing the knee, yesterday was a gorgeous day. I decided to take a break and went out to the gazebo with a book and my ice pack. It was cool out there with just a T-shirt on (yes - I had pants on as well!) so I got my winter themed flannel quilt from the sofa. I wrapped myself in the quilt and went back to my chair with my ice pack on my knee. Ooops - two hours later! I had a great snooze out there - I didn't sleep for two hours, I was reading for part of that. It was glorious and we had better make sure that we enjoy the fresh air because - well you know.
On that note, I'm going to get the day started.
Have a great day!!!