Somehow or another I stayed busy all of Monday and got 12,000 steps in! I try hard to get 10,000 so pleased when it is more. Housework, a little shopping, fitness center, it all adds up and then when you throw in all the wandering from room to room in your house it can top it off. Sometimes if I am close to 10,000 but not quite there and it is the end of the day I just walk room to room throughout the house making about 5 laps and it puts me over the top.
The pajama pants are made and I opted for wide elastic instead of a drawstring – I couldn’t find a drawstring and didn’t want to make one. The legs are a little wide, but I would rather have them wide then too tight for sleeping in. I didn’t have a pattern, I used another pair for a pattern so I’m sure that accounts for it. They are comfortable and a little heavier than some so I really like the fabric – I wish it hadn’t been discontinued.
I will use this strip fabric for the back of the baby quilt and try to get it pin basted today. I took off the outer white border that I had on the baby quilt – making it slightly smaller but that way I don’t have to piece a back and try to match up stripes.
I began to add some of the neutrals to the Handful of Scraps on the design wall. Just the 3 pieces on the right side added and I have two more hexies on the coffee table with pieces next to them to add – a lot of work still to do on it.
The Postage Stamp quilt on the hoop.
The area I was working on last night. The pins will not be a problem – the quilt is so heavy that I just laid it over the frame and took the pins out in the area I will be working – put the top piece on and tightened it up – ran my hand over the back to make sure there are not wrinkles – there wasn’t and it was set to go. Linking to Mrs. Sew and Sow today. Also linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog – Esther will be releasing a free BOM again this year check with her on the 15th of the month to see what – I haven’t a clue.
I found two of the red plastic bands in the quilting drawers and rolled the front of the quilt up – the area that would be on my lap and placed one on each side – that should keep it off my lap – there is a lot of course dragging on the carpet and I might see if I can find some more. I haven’t a clue where I got these, I have had them put aside for a long time and had never used the.
Hair cut today, exercise –I plan to pin baste the baby quilt and I hope to get a retro air ship block made, I picked the fabric out yesterday for one block – I haven’t worked on that one for awhile and I don’t want it to be dropped and forgotten. I need to start rotating my work out again and keep them all active. The scrappy little baskets haven’t been touched either while I was clearing the sewing room out.