Thursday, January 28, 2010

A little of this and a little of that

Good morning everyone! Well, I'm happy to report that my carpal tunel has calmed down a bit. I am very thankful that it can be dealt with by just resting!  I have been doing a little of everything to still be working on my quilting and not stress my hands too much.  First off, I have been trying to get things organized. Organization seems to be a constant battle waged in my sewing area. And no matter how dilligently and valiently I try to fight, the foe of clutter just seems to end up kicking my butt!  Not that I'm not going to keep trying, especially as I am getting things done it makes for less I need to try to find a place for.  I have gone through my huge box of scraps and sorted them into lights and darks and put them in clear boxes so I know what I have and where.  I also went through some of the stuff in DD's closet and tried to condense things. Since I have been working on that UFO list there is less clutter, and now its finally starting to show :D

I did break down and get started on my 9 inch scrappy sampler here are the first two block I've made. The one above is called Westland and has inset seams, so it was a bit of a challenge, but enjoyable! The one below is just a Flying Geese block.  Both of these helped me to use up a few of those scraps in the "light" and "dark" bins.  I'm not sure how big I am going to make this quilt, but I am going to do some calculating and figure out how many blocks in what size setting I would like to end up with.

Finally, I did get the tying on the behemoth done and the binding made.  For the binding I just went into my 2 1/2 inch scrap bin and started sewing strips together.  I figured if I had extra, great, if I am a little short I have a whole drawer of peices I can add.

In a little bit of fun news, my eldest mouseling turns 9 today!  I can't believe its been 9 years since I welcomed a precious bundle of joy into the world!  He will be spending his birthday with his dad today, but we had fun and celebrated a little bit all week, so that's cool. Happy birthday, buddy!!
Well, I am going to get on my way, I need to run and make sure I have a photo downloaded (which I thought I already had) because I am going to try to enter the weekly contest the Quilting Bloggers site is doing. I am also hoping to get the binding on the behemoth before I have to go to work today.  I hope you all have a wonderful day, and get to make some time for yourself.  Warmest country wishes!!

1 comment:

QuiltedSimple said...

Happy belated birthday to your son! They grow so fast, don't they?