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Thursday, December 22, 2011

I Love Work Days

No matter when I can fit it in or how I have to finagle to make it work, I just love a day of sewing with friends - my favorite kind of "work day." This morning, I put Jenna on the bus, then dropped off Jack and my mom and I headed up to our friend Kathy's for a stress free day. For the first time in a really long time, I didn't have anything I felt like I "had" to work on, so I picked out a kit from my stash, fabric for a new quilt, and stuff to make clothes for Jenna's dolls. 

We were a little delayed arriving due to some support shopping we had to do for Santa, but we had luck at the first place we stopped, so it didn't take up the whole morning. When we arrived and got settled, I pulled out the kit. It consisted of 3 FQs and a pattern to make a 12 1/2" block. Somehow, I managed to make it bigger than planned, and by early afternoon, I had a small wall quilt top finished. It is about 12x20 instead of 12" square, but I really like it and already have an idea of where I will hang it when finished.
After that, I started the process of pressing and cutting out fabric for my next quilt, one of the ones on my to-do list for the year. I will be surprised if I get the top done before year end, but it sure feels good to have it cut out! Here are all the fabrics that will make it up. As of late afternoon, they were all neatly sliced into 10" and 5" squares with the extra fabric folded up and ready to return to the bins. 
I ran out of time to start on the doll clothes, but there is no rush for them. I left at the end of the day feeling energized about my quilting and generally in a better mood than I have been in the last few days. Tomorrow even gets better as it is my last day of work for the year :D Looking forward to my next sewing day next Thursday!

1 comment:

Barb in Mi said...

Yes, a sewing work day is nice! And therapeutic...
Happy sewing & wishing you many more work days!