I had big quilting plans for today: cut out a new design from stash fabrics, maybe get it pieced together, start quilting the Scrappy Pineapple Blossom, piece the Buck a Block I picked up yesterday.... and then I got up feeling worse than when I went to bed -- I do despise cold season and I'm hating the weather we've been having in the midwest -- this is January, we should have snow on the ground and temps in the 20's. What we have...no snow and temps in the 40's, or temps in the 30's with high winds. It's just not right.
So, I spent some time on the computer this morning, then decided to wind the bobbins for the SPB - but wasn't going to start quilting -- brain is foggy and mushy! So, of course, I had to try anyway. Did about 6 inches and discovered the back was all thread nests - spent 45 minutes cleaning up that mess (and didn't bother to spend any time trying to figure out why -- the Brother machine is so touchy that way that I could have put the thread in the first holder backwards and it would do that to me.)
So, went up to the sewing room, decided not to trust myself with a rotary cutter, and instead pulled my Tulip Farm ufo out. Pieced the last two blocks that were cut for piecing, took another block to the living room to be appliqued and have one more appliqued block left (of course the biggest one), but progress is progress! So, here's the block I managed to finish appliqueing last night:
I just may finish this quilt this year yet! Hopefully, tomorrow my brain won't be quite as foggy and I can accomplish great things in the sewing room! Hopefully.