Last week (I think) I mentioned my breaking point with my sewing room and the day I spent cleaning and reorganizing some of it. This weekend I had another of those events. I have developed a habit of dumping things that need to go elsewhere into the living room. By elsewhere, I mean to other people. I end up with stacks of finished veterans quilts to deliver, quilted veterans quilts to be returned for binding, things I've borrowed to return, etc. I walked through there Thursday and I couldn't take it anymore. So Friday and Saturday I did deliveries to get everything where it belonged. I moved the veterans quilts upstairs to the office and I put the living room back together for the first time in months. Of course, we never use the room but at least it doesn't look like a thrift store anymore.
I've also done one other thing to make myself more productive. Over the past few months I've realized that I spent way too much time on social media, mostly looking at puppy and crochet posts. I could just leave the phone in a drawer or something but since I listen to books from the phone I do ahve it with me at all times. I decided that I would just delete the apps. If I want to check Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest I can do it on the computer. You know what? I don't miss them at all. I don't miss the reports of cows in the road in Montpelier. I don't miss the same questions over and over in the quilting and glass groups and I don't miss the general meanness. I have 2 groups that I partly manage on Facebook so I check in every few day. Otherwise, I don't miss them at all. I'm also on a mental health news vacation for the month. So much "news" now is just agitprop and I'm not going to be caught up in it. At the end of January I will search out some new sources that I can trust but for now I'm on a news break and it's fabulous. That's a ton of time saved.
I've been taking advantage of that recovered time.
I filled some of that time quilting these 2 veterans quilts. Betsy made these and I was delivering some backing fabric to her Saturday so I was motivated to get these quilted for her too.
Red thread in the star pantograph looked good on these.
I had to deliver a belated Christmas gift to another friend. It was belated because of USPS losing one package, then the store re-shipped and both packages arrived within a day of each other. The store told me me to keep the t-shirts so my friend got 2. She's the one I make the dog beds for too so Friday night I spent a couple of hours making more pet beds. I had a lot of batting scraps and it was nice to get this bulk out of the sewing room.
In between I've finished another set of blocks for a star point.
I'm finishing off a lot of bobbins, in every possible color, making these.
Here's the star so far for the big quilt.
Here's the star for the little quilt - not that you can tell a difference! I'm still not sure why I thought making both would be a good idea but the small one is made from the scraps of the big one. Maybe someone in my family will want it for decoration.
I have reached that point in the project where I can see the end in sight so I'm really motivated to get this done.
There was also football so I made good progress on the baby quilt. This Bernat Baby Velvet yarn is soooo soft. Someone is going to love having this for their baby.
Speaking of baby. I sent off the doll nightgown and got a report that it fit perfect so now I can make some more outfits for Ella's dolls.
This week I'm going to make more star points, work on the Spirograph floor cloths and, maybe, quilt 2 more veterans quilts.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.