Thank you all for the lovely comments on my wrap up post for 2014. Many of you asked how I get so much done. In short, I drink lots of coffee and my house is not as clean as it ought to be! I also only work 20 hours per week outside the home. My kids are all grown, only Daughter #3 is still at home and she is in college. At least half of the books that I read last year were audio books that I actually listened to while sewing or driving. And I listen to them at double speed. Keeping a blog is my way of keeping my sewing focused. I try to complete one thing each week, even if it is only a small project. I have several projects going at all times so if I get stuck on one thing, I can move on to the next.
And so, here we are! The first Monday of the New Year and time to get back into the routine of life. I’ve been working on a list of my UFOs as I plan what I want to accomplish sewing and quilting wise this year. One item on that list is the Envelope quilt I started back in November. I started piecing these blocks in a hotel on my way home to visit family. I finished piecing the rest of the blocks this weekend.
These are 6 inch blocks and they were made with two identical charm packs (35 squares in each). I don’t remember the fabric line. This may not be the final layout. I can see I had two blocks turned in this picture. I may add narrow white borders or possibly some solid blocks. I will live with it for a few days and think about it.
I did some cleanup in the sewing room this weekend. I can’t work if there is too much clutter.
Today, if the weather holds out, I will be heading down to Lansing to get my long arm serviced. I sure hope I can bring it back home with me as good as new and ready to sew. I’ve got quilts to quilt!
Linking up with Patchwork Times for DWMonday.