Are you a creature of habit? Do you do things that seem odd to others but make total sense to you?
I buy pairs of things – two packages of rotary cutting blades, two packages of needles, and so on. One for now and one for the next time I need it. Makes sense, right? Except that having recently moved, I found all those “extras” I had put away and then either couldn’t find or forgot about when I needed them.
Did you sew this weekend?
After reading Barbara Brackman’s post the other day about Turkey Reds, I decided I wanted to sew-along and make 6″ Sawtooth Stars. I thought about making one star a week, then decided I should make three to catch up for the weeks I’d missed. Then I decided to make two a week so I could have hundred stars at the end of the year, enough for a nice-sized scrappy star quilt. Perfect!
So I pressed and cut enough pieces for about thirty blocks. I intended to make two stars. No, six would be better, that would catch me up. I made fourteen. I’m going to try to keep up with the two-a-week plan because I think it’s safe to assume that it won’t be long before I’ll be busy getting ready for that Market-thing.
I also cut into those Mix It Up Monday pink fat quarters.
I love these X-Plus blocks and since I’m one of seven quilters who hasn’t made this yet, I decided to cut strips and pieces. Coincidentally, I’ve made three blocks so far. I think I’m going to make 36 blocks for a 60″ x 60″ quilt – the blocks finish at 10″ x 10″.
And because there’s just something about a new rotary cutting blade that makes a girl want to keep cutting… I cut strips for one other “on my list” quilt.
I’m going to need more fabric – more pink, yellow and orange. And backgrounds.
So three projects started – and no, I didn’t get my Snapshots block done. I got the pattern and… that’s as far as I got. I’ll do better next weekend.
The last “three” is an easy one. Three tote bags – three winners. One of the sweet ladies in the office provided the random-I-don’t-know-any-of-these-people-selection service.
Elaine Cartney – who was making a baby quilt for her “coming any day” first grandchild. (Congratulations!)
Lisa G – in Australia who wanted to know if we’d ship a bag! (Absolutely!)
Nicole C – Going to a quilt retreat in Utah. (And we did! We did!)
Ladies, if you’ll check your e-mail boxes, there’s an e-mail waiting for you.
As for the rest of my Monday… I’m not sure what or where I’ll be. The existing furniture is being removed and built-in cabinets are “supposed” to be installed tomorrow. That means there isn’t any place for the computer. Or for anything else.