And somewhere in the middle of all this I think I 'hide' behind my stitching. Does that make sense? I make a detour from all the things that need to be done by 'needing' to get my stitching time in. I do so enjoy the stitching time but let's face it.....little fairies are not coming in the night to do my chores....so time to suck it up buttercup and meter out my time better....
OK that's my rant for this Sunday morning. I am sure I am not alone and others get the same overwhelming feelings at time. Enough lamenting and now some sharing of accomplishments.
I spent last weekend in Philly with my daughter. Always a great time. After I helped her in her office with a giant mailing, she helped me get my quilting done. On Sunday we went to the Mancuso Quilt Show in Philadelphia. I am seeing a trend....each year it is shrinking by a few vendors which saddens me. I saw the same decline with CATS (Creative Arts and Textile Show) until they folded.
On my quilt, I still need to square up the edges and then fold, press and add the binding. That's a sneak peak above. Hopefully I will get it trimmed and folded up nicely until I have an evening free to attach the binding. I am not putting any pressure on myself to add the border this week since I need to get ready for OCMD.....and I like to make sure the laundry is done and the house is cleaned before I go. Seems silly but feels so good to come home to everything in it's place.
I finished up the 'body' portion of Random Thoughts from Drawn Thread and now it is time to pull the threads for the border and hem stitching. Time to read the directions twice and pull once. I thought I would wait until retreat next week in OCMD for needed moral support but I charged ahead. It worked out AOK. I will pick up the needed charms at Salty Yarns. One of my upcoming weekends away involves a long flight (Yikes!) and I am thinking it will be a great time to stitch the border. My seat partners on the plane may not agree as I continually pull the needle in and out. Nonetheless I need to pick a project to keep me occupied and to keep me distracted from BEING IN A PLANE for 5 and 1/2 hours! No fear of flying here.
Another candidate to take along on my flight is the Boo to You witch I am working on. I frogged and restitched her face in the proper color. She looks better. One would think this was an easy stitch because it is on a large (18) count. Wrong, lots of counting here.
Some of the fabrics I selected at the quilt show as possible backings for the witch when I am done stitching.
And then there is a Will update. No, he is not standing already. Mom or dad are holding him up. My D-in-L is so good about sending pics and videos each week. I hope to see him in the new few weeks. He saying yes, Grandma, come see me!
Happy stitching all. I for one will be taking it one day and one task at a time and before I know it......things will get checked off my long list of things I need/want to do.