It's reckoning day for the 15 Minutes a Day Challenge over at Life In Pieces (Hosted by the lovely Kate ) It was not a sterling week for craftiness at my house. When I went at it - I went at it hard . The rest of the time I totally slacked off! This is how the week crafted out.
Tuesday of last week - I pressed about 30 HST blocks and squared 81 blocks up. Then I laid out the design for the quilt. Then I sewed three rows together...Looking good.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were all bombs. Miss P and Little P came for a few days of sleepovers and by the time Little P went to bed at night I didn't have the energy to do anything but collapse. (Where do almost 2 year olds get all that energy from?) Friday I got home from work at what felt like Twenty dark o'clock and blobbed around for a couple of hours (that part involved aperitifs to end my working week ) and then I spent a lot of time on the phone talking to Little Miss Sunshine because neither of us appear to know the meaning of a short phone call...
Saturday I finished the HST quilt top, then raided my stash and made the backing and then basted it all together. I know 8 inch HST's are not technically very challenging but making this quilt was more to prove I can do HST's without wanting to commit hare kare. I've decided to call this quilt "Saturday with Sara " in honour of the bringer of these fabrics and the lovely Saturday I spent with Sara last week. I love the simplicity and colours of this quilt. It screams "snuggle me".
Saturday also saw some stitching. I couldn't be outdone by Miss P.
Sunday I bought these fabrics while I was at Spotlight...I went in with Miss P so she could buy an erasable marking pen. What can I say- they were 20% off - so they were down to $3.98 for a half metre. And they stack them all together so they look all enticing and pretty and scream "Buy Me". By the way, you each get blamed in turn for my fabric purchases. Sara has had her two weeks but I swear I'm moving on to someone else this week. I like to vary my excuses to Mr. P.
It wasn't all beer and skittles and fabric shopping on Sunday. I quilted about 70% of "Saturday with Sara". In between I made chocolate chip cookies and did some other things I'll talk about later this week.
Monday night after work I quilted the rest of Saturday with Sara! It's not perfect but I'm planning on washing this at one billion degrees so it crinkles up a lot to hide the imperfections. I'm not too fussed since I think a little imperfection will give this particular quilt some more character. I want it to look well loved and old.
So there was my week in craft. I'm committed to doing 15 minutes every night this week. It all counts and once I start it's an enjoyable way to shift mental gears from the rigours of the work day.
I hope your week was full of 15 minutes. Thanks for hosting, Kate!