Or more precisely, piecing.
I have finally started Judy's Hour a Day quilt. I cut the fabrics and did Hour 1 yesterday. Today I managed hours 2, 3 and the "extra" hour, so have two sizes of 4-patches to show for it.
I love these black fabrics -- had no use for them when I bought them, and of course don't have enough of one or the other for the whole quilt, but I think using them both and another black on black will work just fine. I do love scrappy!
While doing those an hour at a time, I also worked on binding a quilt an hour at a time in between. I finished the binding and have the label on it and it's in the washer as we speak. And now that it is finished, I'll add the hand quilting back in to the que and maybe the hand applique, except I've been reading a book in the evenings, so maybe I'll finish the book before I go back to the applique.
With the new grandbaby and everything else that goes on in a day/week/month, I've felt a little stressed at not keeping up with things like the house and the gardens and the daily paperwork, menus, etc., etc. I did manage to clean house last Saturday (whew, it was really getting on my nerves), and Bill bought some more mulch in bags, so the past two days I've gone out and spread mulch for about an hour in the morning. It's been hot and humid again, so about an hour is all I can take. I have 5 more bags to spread and I'll probably do them Saturday as it is hopefully going to rain tomorrow. I haven't kept up with the weeding plan, but I discovered today that the flower beds are not in too bad a shape. A few weeds here and there, but they haven't taken over. Most of the flowers are blooming now too, so that's nice. And we finally have a few ripe tomatoes -- oh my, the first fresh tomato from the garden -- the taste is to die for. And, we've been eating fresh green beans too -- love them.
I'm a list maker, so the plan for tomorrow is to catch up on the paperwork (read checkbook), get back to making up the menus (boy this really is a time saver and brain-saver when you have a lot going on), spend an hour or two or three working on the Hour a Day quilt, and an hour on the hand quilting. I want to have everything caught up by this weekend so I can get back to my weekly routine. Plus, we're tentatively planning for Steph and the kids to come down next Wednesday so we can take the kids to the Discovery Center in Rockford. Lots of things for the older two to do and learn, and Grandma can get some holding time in on Will! vbg
Quilting in all it's forms - it's my sanity.