I definitely got a reality check last week about how much it's possible to accomplish while taking care of two sweet little girls!! We had a lot of fun, though - check out what Lilli and I did together....
She's using her new sewing machine, a Janome 11703 Sew Mini Petite. I absolutely love this little machine - it sews just like a real one, but slowly, and is sturdy enough that it doesn't feel like a toy. I think she'll be able to use it for many years to come!
So now, let's see how I did on last week's (ridiculous!) list....
1. Cut out two quilts.
Done! Here's the kit for one...
|A southwestern-themed quilt...|
...and I've actually started assembling the second one!
2. Cut out and make four pillowcases.
Done - but I can't show those to you yet. Soon, though!
3. Cut out the nightgown and the messenger bag.
Oops - didn't get to this one!
4. Make the scarf.
Done - but I can't show this one yet either.
5. Sandwich the wall hanging.
Nope. Didn't get to this one...
6. Make a back for Emmy's quilt.
...or to this one!
7. Take care of any ministry needs that arise.
We had six requests for quilts last week. I finished and delivered one, quilted three tops that still need binding, and I'm putting the borders on another. Two backs to make and some quilting and binding, and we'll have those needs taken care of!
8. Finish stitching Emmy's stocking.
Woohoo!!! I did get this one done, feverishly stitching while my hubby drove us to and from Birmingham last weekend!
Now I just need to turn it into a stocking!
9. Bind Lilli's quilt.
Done - but no pics yet. I had to stash it away so little eyes wouldn't see it early!!
So this week, I'm going to try to be a little more reasonable with my list. Even so, I bet it will be long!
1. Bind the three ministry quilts that are ready to go.
2. Finish assembling the modern grey and yellow quilt top.
3. Start sewing the southwestern quilt together.
4. Finish putting borders on the ministry quilt top.
5. Make two quilt backs for ministry quilts.
6. Quilt those two ministry quilts.
7. Make a back for Emmy's quilt.
8. Put Emmy's stocking together.
Told you it would still look bad! But I think this is a little bit more manageable than last week's list. I'm childless tomorrow morning, so hopefully I can knock the first two items off the list then!
Speaking of the modern quilt top, Lilli saw the pieces I had up on the design wall - just a couple of strips of the print and the solid - and I asked her what she thought. She said, "It's pretty - - - but it's kind of boring, isn't it?" She cracks me up!! It's hard to explain to a child that sometimes a modern quilt is quiet rather than bright or busy. Just shows that she's a lot like me, though - I really like bright and loud too!! I think that quilt's going to be pretty amazing when it's done, though. It's a gift, so I'm going to enjoy it while I have it...
So now, the question is - - - what are you working on this week?
PS - Big news! Friday's post will be my 500th post - and you know what that means - a GIVEAWAY!!!