Another weekend has quickly gone by hasn’t it. Did any of you do anything fun? We stayed home and worked on things around the house. It was a nice weekend and we were in and out a lot.
I did get some quilting done in between things and while taking breaks. I especially get a lot done in the evenings when I hand quilt. That is my time to put the tv on and kind of watch/listen while I get my needle busy.
I now have two borders of hand quilting finished on X Marks the Spot – only two more left to go – this quilt will be done by the end of the week – the quilting that is, I don’t know if I will have the binding done. I’m not even sure how I will bind it. I don’t think I have any of the fabric leftover except the background cream color.
I will get started on this 3rd side later today at some point even if it is just 15 minutes here or there during the day. I need to clean house today so will be busy for a little while with that.
Joseph’s Coat had a little work done on it this weekend as well and I am coming to the end of a row once again. About an hour of work and it will be ready to give the frame a crank or two and get started on a new row. This much left to do on this area. I am glad that this quilt is coming to an end. I do not know if the next big quilt will be ready to go on here when this one comes off. I had intended to get the applique border done on the BowTie quilt and have not touched it as I am finishing up X Marks the Spot. That is ok, there are two smaller quilts ready for the frame as well. Something always goes on the quilting frame the day after I take a big one off of the frame – sometimes as soon as I take one off of the frame the next one goes on it the same day!
You like I have way too many quilting books don’t you. I look at them after I buy them and most times they get put up on the shelves with the intentions of really looking through them when I am ready to start a new project to get more inspiration – but how many of us forget we have them and rarely get back to them. We forget what we have.
I thought I would try some thing new for me and take about 8 books or so off of the shelves they reside on for the most part and put them on the bottom shelf of the coffee table – right next to where I sit most of the time. They are nice and handy, fanned out so I can see them, and I plan on reaching down there now and then, pick one up and go through it again. I have to remind myself what I have! I have several projects coming to an end and I know I will be starting more. There are so many patterns just in these books here that I intended to make and never started – just not enough time