I am on a roll.
Projects, both sewing and office are getting done. This makes me a very relaxed girl. And when I look at my calendar next year…especially March thru July….well I am relaxing NOW.
Paul and I usually end our evenings playing a game. Either board, card or electronic. We are gamers. We raised gamers. It’s our thing.
Last night was electronic. The Xbox goes on and we tackle Peggle together. It is the perfect not-to-much-thinking game (that we ramp up with personal goals/competition…it is who we are) when one is feeling a bit under the weather.
It’s a sure sign that Paul is really feeling lousy when he agrees to my suggestion of getting him some over the counter meds and he immediately takes them once they are in the house.
It is also my practice to do some hand sewing while waiting for my turn. I do this during all kinds of games as some turn waiting can be minutes. Every little bit of stitching moves a project along.
But the more we played. I listened to Paul’s breathing …sniffles…and coughing.
YUCK! He is really getting sick. And then I did this during a coughing jag.
Yep I was stressed out listening to him and worrying about it that I bent my hand needle. Time for a new needle.
After the game, he won, he would like me to say that, I decided it was time to get the “H*ll out of Dodge” as they say and I ran to my studio in the hopes of avoiding any further contamination.
During the making of the fabric wall (see this post) I uncovered several fermenting projects. See I don’t use the standard UFO term. I like to think of my projects as fermenting. 🙂
I decided that this group of blocks was next in queue for finishing. I started this last year at Quiltvilla. That place is magic let’s be clear, when I am there I can just sew and laugh and sing for hours with Bonnie. Things get done. Blocks/Quilts are created. Yes another visit in already on the 2015 calendar.
Easy peasey. No border plans as of yet. A scrappy throw quilt at 72 x 84.
The block is “Sixty Scrap Dash” that was in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9. (I think I posted Vol. 8 last night on facebook…my bad)
I started this project using the hundreds, if not thousands of 4″ squares that I used for the “color workshop” I taught for years (since retired). I have a bunch of center rail fence units done and hundreds of half square triangles were also in the project box. I just needed to organize and cut up the set of four same color 2.5″ squares and sewing would be a mindless yet enjoyable event. Just what I decided would be my holiday plan as I will most likely be nursing a sick hubby.
So I cut. And when I finally ran out of 4″ squares to use for the 2.5″ squares I turned to my newly cut bins of 2.5″ strips.
Life is good.
The cutting and kitting flew by and in just two hours I had this lined up on my sewing table just waiting for me to begin assembly.
And I even tossed a few blocks up on the design wall to give me something to look at as I sew.
Like I said nothing earthshattering in this quilt. Very easy. No sashing. No borders. Just blocks.
When I ventured back upstairs around midnight I was greeted by this on couch.
Seems she knew exactly where I planned to lay my head that evening to avoid all the coughing going on up the stairs.
Don’t forget to post your comment on yesterday’s blog for a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10 tomorrow at noon. I have TWO to give away!
I’ll be in the studio sewing until then,