Kate over at Life In Pieces has decided to do a Tuesday Linky Party called the 15 minute challenge . The deal is that you commit to doing some crafting, quilting, knitting ...whatever floats your boat ...for 15 minutes a day or every couple of days or whatever you decide. I love link ups with very few rules, and I need the motivation Monday through Thursday to continue the amazing craftiness that goes on here Friday through Sunday so I'm in!
Here's what happened for me last week.
Last Tuesday - I whipped off to Spotlight's 20% off sale and bought 10 metres of ribbon for under 10 bucks. Supply gathering counts as crafting...oh yes it does...
Wednesday Night - I went for tea at my in laws and took my carrots with me...and did nothing. When I got home I spent some time sorting through my stash ...for about three whole minutes. I picked up some mess from the cutting table, sewed four lines on a crappy looking mug rug and went and ate a pack of salt and vinegar chips. Did I mention I've been hitting the chips and jellies pretty hard lately and put on 2.5 kilos in the last three weeks?
Thursday -I decided if I was going to be crafty at all I needed to put some effort into cleaning up my sewing room. It was kind of messy. OK fine .It looked like a whole fabric store had imploded in there. Then I promptly sat on my arse for the rest of the night. I guess that was pretty much a fail.
Friday wasn't as craftilicious as I'd hoped for Friday Night Sew In. You can read about it here. But I did do something so that was a pass.
Saturday - National Quilting Day : What better way to celebrate than by buying fabric for my paper piecing quilt along.
I tried some stitching. Hopefully I'll get better with practice.
And the back for the snowball quilt got finished -Elizabeth sent me some fabrics a while back and some of them made their way into the back of this quilt when I found myself 10 inches short AFTER I'd put it together a couple of weeks ago.Thank You E for saving my bacon. Miss P has claimed the snowball quilt as hers in place of the Lily and Will Quilt I finished earlier this month which is on it's way to it's new home as we speak.
On Sunday I made the Christmas Quilt back and squared it up. One step closer to another finish. This one is one my official PhD list.
I squared up Little P's quilt back so it's ready to go to the quilter.
I finished the carrots with a little help from Miss P.
And I cut all the squares for my new quilt and sewed over half of them together .
Monday -I came home from work late and decided I was going to finish the rest of the blocks for the new quilt I started Sunday. Done!
So all in all . I'm giving myself a 5/7 for the week. I still had two days where I couldn't be stuffed. Sometimes it's so hard to drag myself away from the computer but I think I got more done than usual this week regardless. If you want to join the linky party you can head on over here and see how Kate and everyone else did.