Monday has rolled around again and what a week it has been! Both my husband and I tested positive for COVID last week (he's been mildly sick, I'm asymptomatic) and we've been in quarantine for a week now, continuing until the end of the week. Just goes to prove that even if you wear a mask, you can get it - but I'm guessing the mask may help reduce the exposure and make it a lighter case.
Quarantine makes for lots of sewing time, though, so let's see how last week's list went...
1. Quilt at least one of the annual quilts.
Done! Nathanael's quilt went on the frame, and was all finished up today (well, except for the label!)
2. Plan some vacation sewing!
More about this one in a minute....
3. Do some cleaning and organization in the studio.
Oh, did I clean! First I found this counter and floor area...
...and then I found the floor in front of the fabric shelves!!
It feels really good to have the studio in better order!
4. Work on the next String Therapy idea.
While I was cleaning, I realized that my leftover binding tub is running over, so I think it will be the start for this quilt...
Strip piecing is amazing, makes the quilt come together so fast!
I've still got a ways to go, but it's halfway pieced now. I've done the strip piecing of two of the jelly rolls, and cross-cut them into 5-square strips. I still have a bunch of those 5-square strips left, but at this point I'm thinking that I will strip piece the remaining jelly roll and cross-cut it, then take all those 5-square strips with me on vacation to piece the other half of this gigantic quilt. We have a new bed coming the end of this month and it will be nice to have a new Christmas quilt to put on it!
So here's my list for this week....
1. Quilt at least one of the remaining annual quilts.
2. Strip piece and cross-cut the remaining Solstice jelly roll.
3. Sort through and press the leftover binding strips.
4. Pack up sewing necessities for vacation.
5. Address Christmas cards for my husband!
6. Start decorating the house for Christmas.
I do love this time of year, and since my husband has given me the go-ahead to start decorating early, I figure I'll do a little bit at a time over the next few weeks. It will be fun to find places in the new house to put all my Christmas treasures!
So now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?