The race is on toward Christmas and all the other December holidays. I have a distinct feeling I'll be highly successful finishing the few projects I've got to finish by Christmas. We had a nice Thanksgiving up at our daughter's house. There were 7 of us. Food was good and company was better. Our son and his family were celebrating with his wife's family. Both families will be together for Christmas and will have much wonderful food and company!
I've had a really good week on the sewing front. Here's what last week's goal list looks like.
✅Sew on ornaments -- Several of the 4 ornaments are close to being finished.
✅Add borders to Christmas present quilt -- Done, plus backing fabric is ready to load.
✅✅Put borders on Flower song quilt -- Two borders are on. This is ready for quilting once I get a backing.
✅ Stitch one sweatshirt — First one done!
✅Work on the Nov. clue for Malted Mystery -- All of the HSTs are sewn and trimmed.
I was so happy to finish this top this week. Last week I had the center done and now the top is finished with two borders and corner stones. This one has been in the work for years. It may be years before it is quilted but I'm happy to have the top done. Notice the card on the bottom left? It is an old library catalog card. I kept a big box of these cards to use for notes. This one lists info about the quilt and the size.
If you look at my web address on the above picture behind it you'll see the Christmas present quilt. It's ready to quilt.
By the way, I had all of this done by Saturday afternoon! Wow. I spent Sunday making two more placemats. Here's what I'll be working on this week.
Quilt Christmas present top
Finish 1 of 4 ornaments (or more!)
Quilt one small quilt
Finish Nov. clue for Malted Mystery
Make more maple leaf, basket, and happy blocks
So, yes, I did do some fabric shopping last week. In fact, I went over to JoAnns on Wednesday and Friday. I bought 8 yards for backing 3 quilts on Wednesday. Then on Friday I decided the prices were so good I wanted to get some more backings. So another 10 yards for 3 more quilts came home.
I'm a "washer" before adding fabric to my stash. So I cut the fabric into pieces I would need to sew together for the backings and washed and dried them. Over the next week or so I hope to piece the backings as needed. I may not get the tops quilted for a while but I'll be ready to throw them on Ruthie when I have the time.
It's about time for me to continue reading my novel. I haven't read any today and I want to keep up my reading days on Kindle. I'm up to 586 consecutive days of reading. I've read every week for 278 weeks in a row. (That's more than 5 years.) Yep, I am a voracious reader. And, I often listen to audio books while I'm stitching even though the time isn't included in the Kindle stats. May you too find some quiet reading time during this busy month.
Happy Quilting and Reading! Bonnie