Sunday, January 8, 2012
Bits of Time
I had a delightful 'visiting time' this weekend. On Saturday my daughter and the grandbabies came out to spend some time. As well as my oldest boy (mom's laundry room got a work out). And Sunday my youngest son stopped in to spend some time - my fridge got cleaned out (by his eating). So I had to spend bits of time for sewing. AND a visit from one of my followers - hi Denise - who spent some time in our shop.
The finished flimsy for Marcia's Scrap Challenge. I know she is offer ing a free quilting with her challenge winner, but I think I will use this as one of my projects for the FMQ Challenge and do this up myself.
Some minutes here and there and these little houses got built. I see in reading some blogs (and being personally e-mailed) that people are having trouble with this pattern. Tiny sometimes doesn't suit people - but the pdf offered is not true to size. It is a smidge too small and the seam allowances are only an 1/8". You can try to re-size, I just leave over-lap of fabric and trim to the needed size and they are coming out fine. Also, I hear a problem with getting them 'flat' - a damp pressing cloth and hot iron will smoosh those babies down!
A little time stolen to do up this cross stitch ornie. These are only 3.5" squares, so the stitch space is small making those work up fast. Soon I will have enough to do a bunch up into the final ornament with stuffing, backing, and hanger. I prefer to use my time to assembly line that task.
I love my early mornings - time for that first cup of coffee and the sun rising to the new day. It gets the juices going to spend some real quality time on a project. So I used it to assemble all those blocks into the flimsy for the Scrap Along Challenge. I'm thinking at least two borders for this, and then it's ready for quilting. **Linking up with Judy's Monday 'Wall'.
And these two made me change my time use plans. Moe camped out on one mini quilt and Bella is on the other - that's when I stitched the ornament. Then some paperwork and then to bed myself.
The 12 Days of Christmas Sampler done in the Blueberry Crumb Cake left over charms. I only 'out-of-order' assembled and a muslin skinny border, but I have time to change my mind because.......
I love the sashed look done with the bright sampler. How different the look between the two!
Box #1 - is moving on to Karen's Sewing Room
Box #2 - Ali should announce this week for comments. She also is hosting the Tangerine Tango Challenge (button on side bar)
Box #3 - Miki has comments open to end of the 10th - so hurry and pop over for a chance. She also has a cool blog!
I have to remember to make some time to post some of my Water Dragon New Year luck with you all - a lot of winnings and surprises already for 2012. And my 200th post is coming up soon - so you all know that means a give away is in the making.
I get a lot of comments about how do I manage to get so much done. I usually only have my furry friends to interfer with my time. BUT, time is a choice - use bits of time to acheive those big goals.