This week started at a leisurely pace. No Quilt Show. No pending obligations. Thank goodness. I work well with deadline. There are times I need mindless sewing to calm my soul.
I sewed purple 4 patches and my leader - enders were red and white 2"- 4 patches found while cleaning up my sewing room. My goal was to get through those purple scraps and start the green RSC on Sunday.
As it happens I kept getting sucked into the internet. All the free patterns with such great potential!!!! I had to stop myself after I realized I was not sewing and wasting hours with my face in the monitor!!! Stop Already!!!! Oh but the patterns.....
I started a folder for charity quilts aimed at boys . I found so many that I will never be able to make a third of these. Ah but I can share what I have found in the monthly guild newsletter.
My youngest daughter has 3 boys. They are 8, 2, and 10 months. The 2 year old just started sleeping through the night about 7 months ago. The 10 month old does not like to sleep, so she has not slept in about 2 years. I thought she and her husband could use a mental health date. Usually I watch the boys for about 4 hours tops. After I go home I sleep for 2 days. They wear me out. Having 2 of 3 kids under 2 is mentally draining. You just can't blink or there is hell to pay.
I offer my Grandma services. They are thrilled but..... Instead of dinner and a movie, they would like to go to the Renaissance Festival. Oh okay???? I am thinking that 10 month old will run me ragged. He crawls stealthily. I miss the era of bells on kids shoes. Wouldn't help in this case, no shoes yet. So I said I would watch them. Next morning my daughter wants to know if we can go to thrift shop and put together a costume for her to wear. Okay. I pass my neighbor outside who offers up some sheets and a duvet. Free stuff! Yipee! From the duvet I made this. Took me about 6 hours. The kids were running around like maniacs! I tried not to look at the piles of toys, crumbs, fabric scraps thrown all over my house. They did clean up before they left and she also made dinner so I could keep sewing. Win Win.
She calls it her Wizard dress. She loves it. All I needed to hear.
Stash Report 3/04 -3/10 Week 10 - 2018
Fabric used this week: 0 yard Scraps and a duvet only this week
Fabric used to Date: 9 yard
Fabric Added this week: 40 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 47 yards