Well, 20 minutes of sewing – I’ve decided that’s impossible! By the time 20 minutes has passed, I’ve turned the machine on, gathered my thoughts, gathered my fabrics, changed the needle, changed the presser foot, wound a bobbin, put the right bobbin in place, found the right thread and threaded the machine, turned on the iron (for the first time of many, many, many because it goes to ‘sleep’ over and over again and again – and makes me wish sometimes that I could fall asleep that easily)…..and then I can at last put fabric under the presser foot, and my foot to pedal.
And it goes from there. But once I get started, I don’t stop that quickly. One afternoon 20 minutes became 4 hours! One question – part of making quilts is washing and pressing and sorting and cutting fabrics – so does all of that count? No matter, it all needs to be done.
So what did I get done in the last few days? Well, take a look:
This first is last month’s block of the LQS BOM. I only noticed now that I should have turned the center blocks – oh, well! The machine embroidery of the rainbow is a little lost in all of this – I think I’ll need to applique some clover leafs in the embroidered blocks. But Tobin seems to like it!
This is last year’s BOM, finally has borders on, ready for quilting.
Outside of sewing, I’ve been enjoying some Stuart McLean. If you’ve never heard or read him, he’s a must! A Canadian humorist, his stories are truly Laugh Out Loud wonderful! I sat at the doctor’s office the other day waiting my turn, doing my best to keep my chuckles to myself. There’s nothing better than laughter to keep life in perspective.
Happy laughter! Blessings, Peg