When I am working I like to have projects lined up so I can work on them as the time permits. At the sewing machine when I have lots of time, small projects when I have just a few minutes and of course lap work when I need to just sit. Having said that, here is what I organized for my return to work.
First off you all remember my "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend" project by Karen Neary?
Well over Christmas I kept thinking how I wish I had made it into a tree skirt(which I needed badly) so yesterday with lots of courage and shaky hands I took the cutter and made the cut for a tree skirt..
the binding needs to be hand sewn and that is one of my lap projects I can do in the early am.
The next project "Heritage Square Quilt" by Miss Rosie...my sister, Simone, gave me
is the one that I will sew a few blocks at a time. This one requires the use of my machine so it will probably be the one I work on in the early evenings and it will be a long term project!
The next project is also one that requires my machine. This is the one I had submitted a few months ago for my CGQC project and never got around to doing it.
Which I find very informative... but then these expert make it sound so easy!
Next project is the "Roses are Red" pattern another one by Jan Patek and I am making it with the French General "Rouenneries" ,
This has appliqués and it will be another lap work piece for when I settle down to watch a good show or even the Olympics in February ...This is the one I want to try my luck at hand quilting.
And the last piece I prepared is...(drum roll and/or fireworks) YES!! my Birchwoodlane house is
ready for binding and that will be another project I can do in my easy chair!
So am I ready to go back to work? Yes and no...but there will always be that excitement at the end of my day to come home to my projects / oh.. and of course my ♥husband♥