After a couple of totally insane weeks, I actually had a calm and quiet weekend. Imagine that - I almost didn't know what to do with myself as there was NO strict deadline. I still had loads to do and I got a lot acomplished thanks to The Task Master.
I will confess that I'm a tad behind in some of the tasks because things pop up that are not planned and YES, I need to say NO, but sometimes, it difficult. Like one of the charities supported by our guild needed a quilt and I was asked to quilt one of the few remaining ones I have in my "to do" pile (for charities). I put that on the long arm yesterday and got it done fairly quickly.
|Community projects quilt - DONE!!!|
Then when asked if I could quilt a quilt for work, how could I refuse since I was the one that wanted to provide the quilt as a loaner to a customer. So that got loaded on the long arm yesterday and it's now done. Luckily, I didn't have to put the binding on, but I did trim it as I always do before handing the quilt over. The fabric is from the Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer Echoes collection. Lots of different colorways and they are gorgeous. At first glance, this wasn't my kind of fabric, but when I was cutting something the other day - well, I think I might need to acquire some.
|Work quilt - DONE|
|ZERO stitching shows!!!! Just the texture|
|Microquilter thread by Superior Threads|
I keep the stuff that is written down in The Task Master on a set of work tables. YES - I'm fortunate enough to have that kind of room. I know that and I appreciate the space. But the table was looking kind of messy and while stuff was in piles, it was starting to spill over and it was just - messy.
|Messy work space|
There is NOTHING more inviting than not having to move stuff in order to get some work done.
|Much more organized|
|Baskets keep things neat and tidy|
|Half Log Cabin Book|
|Second version of half log cabin quilt|
|Four blocks from the fiddliest version - DONE!|
|Bits for more blocks, already cut!!!|
|Watching The Great British Sewing Bee while marking my blocks|
|Seams pressed open!!!!|
|Some seams match, other's not so perfect|
I was getting hooked on The Great British Sewing Bee and while I was having a snack in the afternoon yesterday and stitching on a label, I had to set up the iPad so I could watch another episode. I'm hooked!!! Thankfully, there are only 8 episodes in a Season and I'm half way through!!!
|Stitching on a label|
|Radiant Light quilt - almost done|
So what exactly did I accomplish this past week???? I know I have labels and sleeves that I'm sewing on like mad. I hope to be taking some pictures maybe tonight and I can start putting them in my finished book.
The important thing is that things (and the things that need to be done) are getting done. There are a couple things that are being slipped in when they shouldn't be, but I'm trying to get those under control. And I'm not looking at anything else that isn't on the radar. I'm keeping my sewing/pressing/cutting spaces pretty clear which for me is a miracle and I'm happy. Am I glad to be hanging out with all you??? You bet - I can't believe how motivated everyone is and we're all getting tons of stuff off our lists - even if it means giving it away or selling it. That's the point - get it off your plate - I don't care how - just get rid of these things.
On that note, I'm out of here to try and get a few more things done tonight. It seems that I'm in desparate need of labels so I will see if my new computer will connect to the printer. Wish me luck!!!!
Have a super day!!!!
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