Apparently that’s what I needed today.
Technically it isn’t winter (yet, though the weather sure seems to think so…) and it was long, but it was just what I needed this afternoon. Usually I like to take my naps with the dog, but she was otherwise occupied — helping Mark shovel snow and chip at ice.
The poor school playground — now it’s an ice rink covered with several inches of snow. I wonder when the kids will get to go back outside for recess?
I managed a ton of quality sewing time yesterday — both teacher quilt tops are done and ready to be quilted. I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out — very cheerful
The cherry fabric is a Robert Kaufman print. The green stripe looks like it was meant to go with it, but it was some random print I found at Joann’s. I wasn’t sure how much red (or white) I was going to need when I was shopping, primarily because I had no idea what I was going to make at the time. needless to say, I completely overbought. Not complaining though — my reds and whites are pretty well depleted.
I also spent hours and hours and hours sewing on my cousin’s wedding quilt. Good lord what was I thinking when I picked this block pattern? I hate sewing triangles, and this darn Corn and Beans block has FORTY-FOUR triangles. FORTY-FOUR. This is the pile of 24 center sections, there are still 4 flying geese units to add to each, plus corner triangles after that. Only 1 lonely block is actually finished. Next up: determining whether or not I’m going to follow my original sashing plan, which would entail a bazillions more hours of sewing.
Last thing for this overly long post: yesterday’s Christmas Journal page. I just realized that I didn’t put the date tag on it, yet. Oops. I’m thinking about doing something differently anyway, so…I meant to leave it off, right?
As I said last night, I had this journaling done, but I was having trouble getting the page finished. I thought I was going to just zip it quick this morning, but then…I started messing, and I ended up changing some stuff. It’s done, now, though.
I decided to use pictures of some of my favorite Christmas things, the stuff that only gets seen once a year.
Stay warm and safe!
Erica Hite — A Joyful Season
Keri Schueller — Charm of Christmas
Designs by Laura — Custom fill chipboard alpha — simple
Font — Joyful Juliana
Atomic Cupcake — Cherry action and text template