when my husband announced two weekends ago that he was going to take several of the children on a two day camping trip, i got all excited for a big block of sewing time. then, we found out there was finally going to be snow at our closest ski resort and decided to do a spontaneous trip to a cabin for four days so the mr. and older kids could ski. i figured cabin time was the perfect opportunity to do a bunch of handwork - how cozy!
unfortunately, we were so spontaneous i had no time to prepare any handwork to take with me. i was dying over the missed opportunity. when we got home late thursday and the girls had sewing class friday morning, i thought to myself, "no sense trying to have school today. i'll just declare this a bonus spring break week. and if the girls are going to sew today, so am i!" i vowed never to be without handwork at the ready for any chances that might come along.
i completely amazed myself by knocking out two 4sq tops and then a small quilt top by dinner time. now i actually have a wip report for this week:
-4sq blanket #10
- ollie's 4sq, back attached and edging started
- hailey's 4 sq, top sewn
-oopsy daisy baby quilt, top completed, sandwiched, and pin basted
in the wings:
-charity's baby girl's 4sq
-ladybug softie for daughter #3
-at last's top embellishment
trips to the store:- one to joann for flannel and floss for 4sqs (and a book or two. hee,hee) discovered mollie makes british craft mag - very cool
-barnes and noble book order (for more new ideas and to read while nursing)
-fabricworm, some monsterz, woodland tails, and saddle up to celebrate the fabric i used up this week (and because i couldn't resist the coupon i got in my email.)
-securing corners for blanket stitching
- six and half dozen quilt pattern
i'm raring to go on the three projects. can't wait to start the hand quilting, especially. in the hour i sat at my kids riding lesson today, i was able to complete half of ollie's blanket stitching. almost there! maybe i can even get lanee's (my newest niece) blanket done this week before she comes.