My list of priorities has changed, as has my progress through them.
1) Make a Christmas stocking for Son, since he will be alone for Christmas.
2) Make 7 bed pillowcases for the grandkids.
3) Get the Ricky Tims kaleidoscope I started a few days ago at least to finished top.
4) Get this blog cleaned up and updated.
5) Make bed-sized disappearing 9-patch as graduation present.
The Christmas stocking is DONE and ready for Santa to fill and the mail carrier to deliver! In a day or two I’ll show you how I make them.
The pillowcases are X-ed off the list due to issues with family communications and my grumpy mood about the result. I did buy a whole lot of novelty fabric for them, so I’ll have to figure out how to use it.
The kaleidoscope is coming along. I have one quadrant assembled, and I’ve chosen a first border. The kaleidoscope process makes a 36″ 12-pointed star. I haven’t decided whether to use that as the center of a bed-sized quilt or to simply frame it and finish it at about 50″. I still consider the project an experiment, and I may well make a second one just to try a few things differently.
Blog? No progress on blog clean-up… It always drops to lowest priority.
And what about the disappearing 9-patch? It’s on the list for December as we might see the graduation girl in January. I’d rather give a gift in person, if possible, so I decided to fast-track that project. My creative brain took over in the aftermath of the pillowcase upset. One piece I bought was two yards of black print with brights. I decided to mix that with a couple of stash remnants from long ago, things I loved but hadn’t found a way to use. The two yards gives me enough to cut squares, make binding, and … TA-DA! make a matching pillowcase. At any rate, I’ve cut all the squares for it. When I’m ready, time-wise, to start stitching, it will go very fast.
Always plenty to do! What are YOU working on?