I had so much fun yesterday. It was relaxed, I did mostly what I wanted - well almost and no panicking and no stress. Oh HAPPY DAY!!!! I think we need to have those stressful days in order to appreciate the simple, quiet days in our life.
I had some errands to do and spent a great part of the day doing that. I did feel a bit guilty and thinking that I really should get home, but then I remembered that I didn't have anything urgent, so why hurry!
However, when I did get home, I accomplished a LOT.
I'm on Block 23 of the 150 Canadian Women so a bit behind. Some of the reds were cut out, but not the white. Now all the white is cut out for Blocks 23 - 36 and the red is cut out for about 6? of them.
|The white scrap bin|
|Blocks mostly cut|
Next up was to get the first two blocks of The Canadian Sampler cut. I'm sure the next two block patterns will be winging their way to me shortly and I need to get the first two done.
I hadn't chosen any fabric for this one, but I ended up using a different white for each block - I think I'll be missing two whites. I don't have any reds that I liked so I have to put more reds on my shopping list. And I was at a quilt store yesterday morning and never thought about it. See why lists are so important???
|The whites are chosen and cut for these two blocks|
I did have a list for my errands and that made it so much easier to shop. Although I did buy a few extra things - not much. This was one of the extras that I bought. This wasn't my favourite fabric choice, but it was the only thing I liked in this type of fabric. Do you know what it is????
Then off to Fabricland where I decided that I needed topstitching thread and yep - the fabric was in the car so I winged it. I'd say the yellow is OK, but the blue is a bit off.
|Better for matching|
I have seen this NEON thread before, but never bought any. What the heck - I bought it and now I have to come up with something to do with it.
|NEON orange thread|
I did a bit more tidying and guess what? Yep - I found the book with the things to do - phone calls, etc. In a bag under two quilts!!!
|My missing notebook|
My biggest problem is that there are too many bags!!!! At least you can't say that I don't use my tote bags.
|Bags full of stuff|
So what exactly did I do with the rest of the day? I did cut as I mentioned, I did select some fabrics for an upcoming project. I did finish sewing that binding on with the invisible thread and started to sew on another binding. When I went to use the invisible thread this morning, same problem. OK - let's do the obvious and lower the tension slightly? Worked like a charm. DUH!!!! I should know better.
I hand stitched the sleeve on the quilt last night while watching a movie and this morning, I made the sleeve for the quilt that I bound this morning.
I have a BUNCH of labels to get done today. I think there are NINE quilts in this stack and all are missing labels. All have sleeves, but two have to be stitched down. That is excellent and if I have my wits about me, I could have NINE finished projects this week. That would be awesome and I could stop carrying them around in my bags!
|Quilts that are ALMOST finished|
Only one of them is technically mine - the rest are ones that I designed and made for work. Once they are 100% completed, I'll post them on the blog and tell you all about them.
I've started prepping for a couple of classes that are still two weeks away! Imagine that!
And I'm almost finished this quilt. A few more half square triangles to finish off and sew the last couple of blocks together and DONE and ready for quilting.
|Almost finished the piecing|
And now the day is stretching out before me with NO deadlines. I've got a lot planned for the day including a bit more organizing and I can't wait to get started.
OH - the best news of all???? I was sitting on the couch with my iPad and the movie had ended and I had finished stitching the sleeve to the quilt. I thought - let's check to see if I can find the second season, Episode 2 of The Great British Sewing Bee. YEP - I FOUND IT!!!! I watched half of it last night. I love that show!!!! And I don't call that watching TV. Watching TV means sitting there for hours in an evening watching the shows. I watched half of the show and I'll watch the other half hopefully today. It's similiar, but NOT the same. There are so many Life is Short quotes - well you can check them out.
Have a super day!!!!
I'd check out Lexi's blog - I think she was posting something this morning. Her and Murphy are just like big kids.