for many people, the pandemic conditions of the past year have meant a lot of extra down time at home to focus on hobbies or learning new skills. it was one of the positives in a strange, suddenly jumbled new world.
however, for me, the opposite was true. even though we're homeschoolers and already home a lot, having all of us home all the time for-reals, plus the added stresses and requirements of quarantine conditions, meant i basically said "goodbye" to quilting.
i did treasure the added focus on family and time together, but there were the days when i thought, "can i just go quarantine in my sewing room like everyone else seems to be doing?"
if you browse the few posts here or my instagram account for last year, you'll see i did very little sewing ever. but one thing i did manage to do was quilt and trim a stack of quilts, as well as make the bindings for them.
this past saturday, i suddenly found myself with a few spare hours and decided to get some of those bindings put on by machine so i could do the handwork portion as opportunities arose. they were so close to being done and i didn't want to have them sitting around for several more months unfinished.
besides, the living room needed an infusion of new quilts and colors, and i knew where to find some fast.
three quilts i wanted for spring/summer service got their bindings attached.
somehow, i managed to get the first quilt, collins, completely bound by sunday night. don't look at me! i have no idea how that happened. d3 and i did some catching up on wandavision episodes and watched newsies on saturday night, and then i snuck some stitches in while waiting for a church meeting and during family games on sunday night.
that's absolutely a first for me.
monday and tuesday evening, the girls and i watched north and south and i took the next quilt, sunny geese, along to some appointments.
well, it got done yesterday evening.
here we are on wednesday and it's time to report what's in progress: summer berry fields went along to the dentist this morning and is on its way now, too.
who am i?
apparently, i'm the lady who's going to have 3 quilts bound and finished this week.