Wow I've missed you guys. I'm studiously avoiding a kitchen renovation post. I'm bored with it , so I imagine you are too. For those of you that are hanging out wondering if I've totally lost my marbles there will be a post sometime this week because tomorrow is D-Day. If anyone is taking bets on whether I'm going to completely drop my bundle before this is done let me know. I'll take that bet.
There hasn't been a lot of sewing going on round here lately because I haven't been able to move in my sewing room the last two weeks. It's hard to feel creatively inspired when your space is filled with kitchen boxes and crap on every available surface. However, all work and no sewing makes Mrs. P a cranky pants, so this weekend I was determined to sew something, even if I did have to fit myself into a tiny space to do it-I think the yoga class I went to once in 1989 really helped me to contort myself into the 18 x 18 square inches of available space in my sewing room.
As much as I wanted to start something new, I have WIP's coming out my wazoo so it was time to get cracking on existing projects that are sitting here mocking me. It really upsets my Virgo to have multiple unfinished things laying round. At last count I had 8 quilting WIP's on the go, including the HST quilt I started in January ! I appear to have a bad case of start-itis.
I did some more snowball blocks for my quiltalong. I'm hoping to get all those blocks finished off this week (12 blocks to go...whooooooooo hoooooo) I worked out I've cut 672 of those little 2 inch blocks and that this quilt has something like 840 individual pieces. I've enjoyed the process...so much so that I'm contemplating doing a Christmas quilt in snowball blocks once I've cleared some of the other UFO's hanging round.
I basted and quilted my Spread the Cheer Quilt. I discovered the new tile floors rock for basting. Then I made binding and stitched that on. I know I mention this every single time I finish a quilt - but I really hate binding. One quilting WIP done- 7 to go.
I did some string blocks for a quilt I'm making for Indy and Lola. 10 blocks down, 62 to go. I really like projects that you can do a little bit at a time like this one when you have 30 minutes to spare, and these go together relatively quickly and use scraps.
I have this week off from work, and I'm going to be stuck at home with contractors, installers and delivery people so I have a plan to make this week Quilt-fest 2010! Stay tuned. Maybe I'll even get a couple more WIP's knocked off.
P.S. I found my camera in my undie drawer. Nothing is where it should be at the moment. And I found a knife and some cake on my computer desk this morning. Yay! I got to have cake for breakfast. I think that's what the cake fairies had in mind.