I’m not doing my usual bunch of projects, scattered all over the house. I have gotten a bit into doing one project from start to finish and it’s been nice. But my sewing machine breakdown interrupted the flow of one project so I started in on the quilting of the orange circle quilt, including the dreaded piecing of the back! I’ve stuck with it, even though quilting a large quilt start to finish is usually quite boring!
All I have left is about half the border and the binding.
I really wanted to start in on a possible seascape abstract, but really didn’t want to change the set up on my machine from quilting to piecing…which is not a major thing, but if I changed away from the quilting I might have procrastinated and put it away for a while. So I pulled fabrics and have an idea of what I want to do.
And I went through my boxes of buttons and beads and even my mom’s old sewing case searching for something unusual to put on the project that is waiting!
I found these two pincushions in mom’s sewing things–numbers 3 & 4 that I have ended up with from her house! As I said on FB and IG, I cannot remember the last time I actually saw her sewing, but with all those pincushions, she was always prepared!
I even found the darning egg that I remembered from my childhood–not using it, but in with the sewing things! All in all, there were a surprising number of choices for embellishing the text project. Can’t use them ALL, but I’ll bet I can use quite a few without overdoing it.
I’m leaning heavily towards one of the necklaces rather than any kind of eclectic mix. But I need to finish the couching before I decide.
I’ve been wanting to make some different samples before the next couple of classes I’m teaching also. My style has changed and I think it would be fun to do what I do in other colorways and pare things down to the essentials. Improv is not as unknown as it was 10 years ago, so I can throw in a bit more on the assembly and design side! Fun!
Bright spot of the week (pun intended!) was getting the old kitchen light replaced with an LED one, and the difference is amazing! Lucky that I have a wonderful son that can do that for us, since I don’t know how and the hubby has shoulder and knee issues that prevent climbing the ladder and working overhead. It’s actually light when the switch is flipped. Wonderful improvement.
Sooooo….not doing much, but keeping busy. Should be up and running with the repaired machine by this time tomorrow but I am resolved to finish the orange quilt FIRST. It’s so close to done, I cannot put it aside now!
Rarin’ to go!