Last week I posted that I was feeling somewhat aimless with all these days of being at home stretching out before me. I made some goals, and posted those (Staying Busy in Challenging Times), and I’ve been working on them. I think this is easier for me than most because I have so much space to leave things up. I can move from piecing, to handwork to longarming as I want. When I am tired of sitting, I can stand for a while. So, I have several projects going at once. Scrap Dance Twist is accelerating the pace, so I had to get the top done and the borders on. Use the button on the sidebar if you need to go back to get a step for Twist. I am learning more about my new machine at the same time.
On the longarm, a Quilt of Valor that I’ll show you in its entirely later.
On my basement work table, the handwork quilt repair that will take weeks to finish. I can’t work on it that long at any one time. The repair is tedious and I just get tired of working on it after a bit.
On the stamping workbench, I’m starting the last cards that will be needed for the Safelight Project. I have so much paper that this won’t even make a dent. My latest order from Impression Obsession has arrived and I am excited to use the new stamps.
Next up, this week I’ll begin my Coronacation Placemat, and I have some exciting news on that.
My friend Vicky Welsh has sent me some of her fabulous hand dyed products for prizes!! The Grand Prize will be her Color Wheel Stash Pack, all fat eighths, a rainbow of hand dyed beauty. Runner Up prizes will be two of her Shirbori Hand Dyed Dish Towels in either Blue or Lavender. See her website at Colorways by Vicky, visit her store, and see her lovely blog too.
I did get progress on my goals too. I got the kitchen done, and a few of the windows. I made my new recipe, and my chief food taster has suggested some changes. I need to make it again after Easter, and get the flavors just right. In the meantime, there will be a soup recipe for you for next weekend. More progress is to be made this week, but I am a bit ahead. Next is to flip my closet, go through my mother’s papers, and begin weeding out old quilting and crafting magazines. It is pretty outside now, warm and the redbud is in full bloom, so a bit of gardening will be on the list, too.
How did you spend your week this past week? What are your plans for next week?