I was finishing these off yesterday afternoon at my machine and I realised that things were getting way out of control I needed to clean....so I began.....it is still a bit untidy but at least I have all the fabric that needs to be folded and put back in one place, all the pieces for the quilts I have to quilt and bind in one place, all the BOMs in one place and all my business paperwork in one place. So another hour or so and it will be done.
Cleaning gives you the chance to sort and throw and collect your thoughts I always find so I have finally started my secret santa gift for the my patchworking group.....well it is cut out and I found the coat hangers so I am way ahead of where I was yesterday morning (still deciding what to do!!!)
I also came across the list for this year the things I had decided to make -
-a quillow for each child (daisyboy4 has one, daisygirl's needs to be quilted and bound)
- Be Attitudes BOM (only 3 done so far out of 10 - and I still have hand stitching to do on them)
- Journey of a Quilter (block one finished nothing else)
- Angels Story (three blocks finished, two with appliques fused ready to hand sew, and four together with no applique on them yet - I did much better with this one)
- Carolina Crossroads (from Quiltville) the top is finished just needs quilting and binding
- Orange Crush (from quiltville) same top done quilt and bind
- Old Tobacco Roads (from Quiltville) first units together just need to make the blocks.
Other things that got added along the way:
A strip twist quilt for daisyson21 top together just needs borders and quilt and bind.
Shabby Blooms - top together needs borders and quilt and bind
A tablecloth I made ages ago quilted and bound
A baby quilt for a friend
Another baby quilt (the pink heart one) for sons friend
Gardeners Journal quilted and bound
and countless tea cosies, lunch packs, tea towels, hand bags, shopping bags for my market stall
Christmas decorations for the kids and one for the family (minus the hand sewing to put the eyes and features on!)
Two table runners for the stall at the quilt show
A quilt for my friends new home (I won first prize at our local show with that one)
Pj pants for the kids (10)
pj pants for me (1)
pants for me (1)
Still to do:
evening pants for me for daisydads christmas party
2 more pairs of pants for me
a dress for daisygirl
and everything unfinished from above..............................
BIG SIGH -
All I want for Christmas is a week in my sewing room uninterrupted!!!!
Listing it out helps put into perspective what I have finished this year and just how productive I have been in this area of my life whilst not ignoring the other parts. Having a tidy sewing room will help me get all this done faster - but I can't guarantee that it won't be just as messy by the end of it!!!LOL
Off to finish the tidy up I have four clients coming this morning to drop off alterations so I need to look like I am organised!!!!!