In celebration of our first really cold, winter day, I stayed inside and quilted for the better part of the day. (My kinda day!)
What did I work on? The appliqued wall hanging that I'd like to have ready to hang for the Christmas season right after Thanksgiving.
It was way back in the first week of October that I started this project thinking I'd have plenty of time to get it done for this holiday season.
Isn't it funny (so who's laughing?) how the seemingly little, everyday occurrences of life (some planned for, some not) eat up the hours each day so you never seem to end up with that smidge bit of free time you thought you would?
Bottom line, I just haven't had as much time to work on this quilt as I thought I would. But today I did finally get the pieces for the top completed and put together. It measures about 32" square.
Next I'll sandwich it with batting and backing and start the quilting. I really want to hand quilt it which will take much longer than machine quilting but after putting in all the time for the hand work on the applique, hand quilting seems the way to go.
Will I have it done by the deadline I set for myself? Most likely not. But that's the way the cookie crumbles. Life is still good . . . and I'm enjoying the creative process. It'll get done when it gets done.
Maybe if we have more frigid days soon that are conducive to forgetting that old bugaboo of a To Do List and spending more days in my quilt room . . .
P.S. So how cold was it here today? 'Twas 4° when I padded out of the bedroom this morning a little after 5 a.m. Our high of the day was 14° and now at 7:30 p.m. it's back down to 4° and dropping. Gonna be a cold one tonight!
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