This past week was the one where I was going to start - in earnest - working on making some doll clothes. Yet, here it is, Saturday evening...and I have not made a single step in that direction. Well, I guess that is not exactly correct. I found a lovely pattern that I am excited about using. I am in the process of tracing the pattern pieces onto pattern paper, and will start cutting and sewing as soon as I finish that process.
(Pattern paper...the paper that patterns are printed on. You know, like the patterns you buy at the store...Simplicity, Vogue, McCall's, Butterick, etc. Only this is white paper and comes on a roll. I had some years ago when I had another business and also used it when I had my rug hooking hobby/business. I thought I had some left, but couldn't find it, so bought a roll a month ago. What's nice about it is this...when a pattern comes in several sizes, I can trace the pieces I want in the size(s) I want and don't have to worry about cutting off a size I may need later. OR, now that there are so many patterns available by instant download, it's nicer to have the pieces on pattern paper rather than on copy paper. That's probably more information than you wanted to know, but there it is.)
I procrastinate. Big Time! However, this week was more about laying low because I was bothered with headaches. Not migraines, thankfully, but bad headaches nonetheless. Every day this past week. ugh. First time since my retirement. Not sure what is/was going on, but I didn't have one today, so perhaps the cycle is broken.
So, needing to do something, but not wanting to work on something new (ya know, where I'd have to think), I finished putting together some double hourglass blocks.
I have a total of 76 of these blocks...they are so easy to put together. The fabric collection is Fig & Plum by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda. I received the fabric from Cathy a few years ago (you know, that supply of fabric from her that will never run out). She had started this quilt...and I am finishing it. It will make a very nice lap quilt for someone. I just need to decide how to arrange the blocks and I will get the top put together. But, oh dear, who knows when I will get around to quilting it!!?!!
And, from the leftover pieces, I cut some 2" blocks. Here's a sneak peek at the little quilt top I put together. I think it's going to be the perfect size for someone's doll...
Those 2 quilt tops were easy for me to work on...as in, they required no (well, almost no) thought.
Besides working on the doll clothes in earnest, I have a list of side projects to complete within the next month:
*2 skirt linings
*1 custom carrycot
*strawberries (I just joined a strawberry pincushion swap that Erin started...go here if you'd like to join in)
It's nice to have side projects. As long as they do not become distractions/diversions.
And, in addition to all of this sewing stuff going on, I am editing 3 volumes of poems for a friend. I am almost done and hope to get everything sent off this week.
I have yet to think about Christmas...and I absolutely refuse to think about it for another month or so. I may be sorry, but I need to set some priorities.
So. If all works out, I should have some fun things to show you by next weekend.
In the meantime, have a great Sunday and a great week!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11