Sunday is laundry day at my house. My laundry room (actually only a closet) is located on the second floor, outside of my sewing room, making Sunday the perfect day to dedicate to sewing and crafting while my washer and dryer churn away.
What better way to start the week than with a day spent in calm creativity?
While I would LOVE to spend today working on my dad's quilt (Christmas is getting mighty close, you know!), our area is under warning for Hurricane Sandy and the room where I usually set up the folding tables to sandwich and baste my quilts has been taken over by outdoor furniture hiding from the storm. So, instead, I am trying desperately to finish up my "Memories of Myrtle" quilt...a project I began back in March. WIPs are taking over WAY too much space in my small sewing room! I only have a few more feet of binding to sew on and then I can begin work on the button embellishments I have planned for the center of each hourglass.
In an effort to conserve my blood supply and my first aid supplies, I hope to use my sewing machine to sew on the buttons, a feat I have never attempted before! I anticipate a bit of instruction manual reading and testing before I get down to attaching buttons to quilt, lol.
While sewing on the binding I have also found a few "oops" areas where I somehow failed to catch and lock lines of stitching (who knew that was what the dot next to the stitch display meant on my machine?). It is way too late at this point to make any adequate corrections, so I will fix the problem as best I can...I am thinking a tiny bit of Liquid Stitch will do the trick. Thank goodness this quilt is only for our "snuggling" use at home! I look at this quilt and I am amazed to see just how much I have learned since I began a mere 7 months ago! In addition to learning how to operate my new machine (somewhat), I have learned any number of tips and tricks to make piecing and quilting easier (i.e. locking the beginning and end of a line of stitches!). I have learned the rules to be kept and the rules that can be broken...all of which will hopefully improve the quality and creativity of my future quilts. And, speaking of future quilts, my "To Be Made" list continues to grow by leaps and bounds. I will be dead a good 50 years before I can finish every quilt I have set my sights on! I can only hope that my version of Heaven includes a sewing room!
So, what's on your sewing table on this spectacular (or in my case, soggy) Sunday morning?