I have 2 quilts that need quilting – the Fancy Flocks quilt I blogged about yesterday is now half done – I’m really hoping I can finish today – I will post pictures as soon as I do! I am going to do something I have never done before. I am going to machine sew the binding. Hand sewing is just not an option these days for me.
I want to make at least 2 mug rugs – one for my mom and one for my mother-in-law. I’m torn between using the scraps from my Vintage Christmas Sampler and using the Ready Set Snow Layer Cake I have from Me & My Sister – thoughts anyone?
I also want to finish a table runner for my God Mother. She is wonderful and I think she would really appreciate it.
I have lots to do for the blog too! I still have 2 blocks left to put up for the sampler – I know I am behind, but that sometimes happens in life. I will do my best to get them up ASAP – please bear with me, there is a lot going on in our lives right now and a couple things needed to get put on the back burner while we sort stuff out. I am working with Bottom Line Thread from Superior Threads right now and fully plan on getting a review up on it before heading to CA for Christmas. Thus far, I am in love. In Fancy Flocks I am using it just in the bobbin, but for my Monkey Business quilt I plan on using it for the top and the bottom threads – can’t wait to see how it does.
Hopefully tomorrow I will have pictures up of the finished quilting – probably no pictures of the binding yet. You may be wondering why I am so slow to finish my projects. I will give you a couple of the easiest answers – some answers are a little too complicated to go in to. First, I only sew during nap time. The only time I sew when Anne is awake is if my husband is home and is playing with her. Second, I do not sew most nights because that is the only time I have to spend with my husband. I only sew at night if he is working late or not coming home at all due to work. This REALLY limits my sewing and blogging time – but family comes first and we have really limited amounts of family time and I want to take full advantage of it while we have it! I can’t wait until Anne is older and I can set her up on my old machine and we can sew together – although I think that is still many years off.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday!