yes I know I have been back in my sewing room for several months now but I am still getting used to using it I think. I never used to work on my hand piecing in the sewing room but would have it scattered throughout the house – now I have one big table that I can sit at and work at if I want and have room to watch Netflix at the computer or the Ipad as well. – It is nice to be spread out like this. When I was working on the EPP block I could easily pick out matching thread by reaching up to the thread cabinet and choose. Here I have the applique pattern out to start looking at – should I start in the middle with the large center block or start on one of the smaller blocks- I’m not sure but first I will cut out at least a partial pattern to practice machine applique on – I want to see if I can applique that way or not and if I like it – liking it will be the main way to decide needle turn or machine – if I don’t like the way it looks or the process it will be by hand for sure.
I got the very center of the Hertfordshire quilt done and that will be put aside now for a week or so maybe while I look at other things. I really do have to get another Round We Go circle star cut and laid out – a bird block when? too many projects – I think for the new year I might try to have myself work on a different top each day so I can cycle them out and make progress on all.
In the first photo notice the red/white box – that is a gift box that held a new nutcracker for the collection and it was from Melanie I love the box to and just the right size to hold the fabric for the Hertfordshire quilt. I can’t fit the book in it too right now but maybe later as the fabric gets cut up?
This area quilted on Monday night
And this area I was beginning to work on Tuesday night but I got off to a late start on it. We had went to a late afternoon showing of Star Wars and then out to Chili’s for burgers and fries before getting home where I realized I hadn’t finished the laundry and had one more load to toss in the washer and one to take out of the dryer and clothes to fold. So I got going on all of that before I started to quilt and had a load in the dryer while I was quilting.
Right now for fun – because I don’t need to concentrate on it I am watching on Netflix NCIS from the first season while I am quilting. I always found the first 6 or 7 seasons fun to watch – I loved the characters and the silly interaction they had. I don’t even remember some of the shows it was such a long time ago they were on – 15 seasons! The last 4 years or so I haven’t liked or watched as closely. I haven’t liked the new characters much at all.