It’s been a busy, busy year so far!
I’ve had deadlines, and I’ve been working on a variety of different things — that helps keep me from getting bored, and it keeps everything moving along.
Sometimes things have to happen even faster, so then I let things get back in a mess, because deadlines are important! So while I was working on the last set of deadlines, my cutting table reverted to this:
I am happy to report, however, that at the end of the day yesterday, it once again looked like this:
I have three quilts to trim and bind. I’m planning to get the bindings on today, and take them with me to my sister’s tomorrow, and hand stitch them down during the Super Bowl.
I have plans to make 50 pillowcases this year, so I pulled out a stack of fabric to use for getting started on those. My guild donates pillowcases to the nursing homes in our area, so I figured it’s a good way to use up a lot of stash. This pile seems to be more geared toward women — florals and such — so I also need to dig out some that will be good for men. One of these will have sailboats on it, but I probably have some tractor fabric somewhere!
And I sorted out some more strips to use for my scrappy Rail Fence quilt I’m working on.
I’m also working on the designs for the upcoming Block-of-the-Month quilts for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, which will start in September. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into getting these quilts ready to be offered up during their program, so I’m trying to get an early start.
It’s a nice sunny day here, and I’m working where I can see out the window to keep an eye on my goats. Ginger miscarried her twins over the last 24 hours, but she’s doing OK.
I’m sad that I won’t have those little babies to watch and play with, but hopefully everyone else will do fine. They’re not due until late March/early April, although Pepper looks like she’s ready to explode!
So that’s what’s been going on around here! What have YOU been getting done?