Monday, May 8, 2017

30 minute sewing challenge - Day 5, 6 and 7

My date with the sewing machine didn't happen until mid-after on Friday, and was shore lived.

I spent my morning/early-afternoon at work. When I got home, Rocky needed some "me-time". He had my attention until Honey Do arrived. This is always hit or miss, but you can't blame a girl for trying.


I did manage to get my 30 minutes in quilting the first row of 9-patches. Rocky sought my attention again. This was a good time to do some hand work, so I pulled out the second block of my Easter project.



I know Easter has passed, but I don't want to put a UFO away unfinished and still a UFO. This way Rocky can occupy my lap and I still accomplish something . . . 

Until the power went out, at 8:30 p.m. I can read by flashlight for a bit, but not stitch. The estimated repairs wouldn't be completed until 11:30 p.m. A tree was responsible. 

The power didn't actually come back on until 3 a.m. when I saw a light on and the furnace running - yes, the furnace is still on. It's been cold and damp and raining for the last week or so. I was tired of being cold.



Saturday's plan - finish both rows. Up at 6:30 a.m., laundry started. I did the usual daily chores, planned and executed both lunch and dinner. In between, I worked on the Redwork quilt. I did the outer perimeters on the first row on Friday before the power went out and finished it on Saturday before Rocky insisted on his time.



It's hard to see, but the rectangles are quilted all the way around with an "X" over the red section.

I spent the evening working on the third block of the Easter wall hanging.



Sunday, I finished the second row of the 9-patches.


I also worked on the third block of Easter, and finished it.

 

Block 2 and Block 3



I can't say enough how much I am enjoying this 30 minute sewing challenge. I look forward each day to that time and am very excited and motivated to work on my projects. So much so, in fact, that I am thinking about the next projects because their time will be here very quickly and I don't want to lose my motivation.

I'm also enthused because a few things that were taking quite a bit of time are now not a factor - at least for the summer - so with that reprieve I'm better able to focus my attention on my projects.



Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with creatitivity and productivity.

1 comment:

desertskyquilts said...

You got a LOT finished! Those Easter blocks are adorable. It's so nice to see your accomplishments. Go, Edi!