I am in the middle of needing to do quite a bit of secret sewing, which is really hard for me! I love getting to share my progress and what I am learning with you on my blog, and I worry that it is is not authentic to do a bunch of secret sewing with only “Ta-da!” kind of posts. Thankfully, projects create scraps. And while I feel like I have a lot of different irons in the fire, it’s never hard to say no to a new project… especially once that uses up delicious scraps, right?
That’s right, I have already cut into the Anna Maria Horner True Colors fat quarter bundle and charcoal Essex linen that I shared on Sunday. Not just cut into it, but I have scraps and have made this 22.25-inch wide by 26.25-inch tall mini quilt top! The colors really do just seem to glow in person.
I also spent some time this past weekend doing some sample sewing for a new pattern that I am VERY excited about. The test block went together pretty well, so now I need to buckle down and sit at the computer to finish out the details so I can order fabric to do a full quilt test.
Even though all the sewing I’m sharing today used up fabric from my (admittedly small) scrap bin, the scrap bin lid will not close and is literally overflowing, so I see another project coming up where I sort through the bin and see what wants to be made to help lower the volume back down to a more reasonable level.
I have also been scratching another crafting itch. Last Friday night I hosted a craft night at my house, and for those who attended and were interested, I had some embroidery floss on hand and taught how to make the knotted friendship bracelets I pumped out by the dozens as a teenager.
I gifted two bracelets and then started working on a set to stay at home. My husband picked out a lovely ombre fade from yellow/brown through green (inspired by nature / turtles). And I couldn’t wait to start on a rainbow color order version for myself.
It took 1,440 knots to make the bracelet for my husband. I have some pretty impressive blisters on the side of my index fingers, so I think I’ll have to rest for a bit before I can get back to finish up the bracelet for myself.
So I keep telling myself it is OK to write less on my blog and focus on the other goals that I have and deadlines I need to meet… which makes me think it is time to put some thought into my goals for 2016, so stay tuned for a 2016 goal link up party with opportunities to win some fantastic gifts to get you motivated and excited for the new year!
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