I have two posts this morning. The second post, which you'll find right after this one, is the last call for class sign-ups for this year's ongoing classes. The clubs are full. Well, as full as I'm going to let them get. I believe I've been in touch with all the clubs except the machine embroidery and the EQ8. I've made the distribution lists - I just need to write the verbiage.
When I was sorting through some of M's old school stuff, which is still hanging around in the office, I discovered a folder with multiple pockets. At first, I emptied the paperwork (and recycled it all) and tossed the folder in the giveaway pile.
When I was trying to organize all the distribution lists for the clubs and classes this year, I thought that folder would be convenient. So I've put everything into the folder, and I LOVE it. It's going to be very useful!
I made good progress in getting everything organized yesterday, and I hope to finish later this afternoon. Then comes the sewing part!
So I spent some time working on my Christmas Fig quilt. Oh boy - I seem to love creating problems for myself.
I got the top sewn together, and that was easy. I decided to forge ahead and get the border on. I had a striped fabric for that. Not a lot of striped fabric, but there should be enough. When working with a strip, it makes sense to make mitered corners. Well, to do that properly, I needed 8 strips of fabric. But I started cutting the widths at 6". I was going to be short. I was supposed to cut them at 5 ½". Oh, shoot!
So four of the border pieces got cut at 6" wide, and the other four are 5 ½". No big deal - I'll trim it down when I quilt the quilt.
|Cutting the borders from the striped fabric|
I wanted the corners to be perfectly matched, so instead of making a border and sewing it on one side at a time, I had to deal with the corners first and then match the pieces in the center of the sides and the top and bottom.
|A nicely matched mitered corner|
|Christmas Fig quilt top with half the border on|
|Oops - short some border fabric|
|The side borders are longer|
I've got fabric for the binding and the backing set out, and I'm going to try and get that done today as well.
I was walking yesterday and noticed this sign at one of the local schools. Yes - self-control, whether that is emotions, buying, eating, or whatever - self-control is important. I have my good moments, and I have bad moments!!!
|An orphan glove|
|An unopened copy of Windows 8.1|
|Working on the binding|
Yes, I'm keeping up with the yoga and/or stretching, depending on how I feel. Restorative yoga is basically stretching anyway. But if you think those slow yoga movements are easy? Think again!! I tried a new program last night, and there were several times when I thought I might fall over and be trapped in this position until I die! But, when you get into a pose and then let your muscles relax (which isn't always easy to do), the more you do, the more they release. Oh yes - I should have been doing this a long time ago.
After I posted the number of books that I read last year, I decided to dig a little deeper into Goodreads. Oh my - I lied. I read 75 books last year, not 72. But I found some other interesting stats.
I love obscure facts and so finding this information was fun!!!
Well, I've got another busy day ahead of me, and I need to stop sorting as I now have real work that needs to be done with deadlines that will be looming real soon if I don't get cracking and get the projects completed.
Don't' forget to check out the next post with the class information - in the event you're looking for a new project for this coming year. Remember, you do NOT need to make the entire project - make a smaller one by making part of the projects.
Have a super day!!!!