The ghosts and goblins are all gone. There's a pile of candy wrappers on the dining room table where Kiddo did her homework last night. Halloween is over and it's November already. So welcome to week 4 of "Oh No It's November Already!" version of the 15 Minute Challenge - Christmas Sewing edition. I'm working hard to finish 5 quilts that I want to give as Christmas gifts this year by committing to spending at least 15 minutes in my sewing room each day. I did OK this week, working on projects 7 out of the 7 days last week.
Though 3 nights weren't actually sewing nights, I've spent some time on the computer working up a label for Texas Twilight. I know what I want it to look like and I'm not there yet. I had some CD drive problems that I'm having to work around. I want to load a photo to add to the label, but the computer won't cooperate.
I did make significant progress on the Geisha quilt. We don't have much going on this next weekend, so I'm thinking of a doing a private quilt retreat to see if I can finish the Geisha top so it can go to Trudy for quilting. That's probably my last chance for significant progress on Christmas sewing, things get busy after that with business travel, swim meets and Thanksgiving preparations. What I want quilted for Christmas has to be in the mail to Trudy just after Thanksgiving for her to have time to finish it and mail it back. So my deadlines are getting close.
If you are looking for a more concentrated bout of Christmas sewing closer to the big date, you should check out Cat Patchs' Occupy Your Sewing Room blog event.
She has prizes and such if you participate. Since I work I can't dedicate the time she proposes, but I may try to kick it up a bit during that week to see if I can get some other projects done. If I start on Jigsaw, maybe I can get it done in time for Kiddo's birthday. I don't think she's getting it for Christmas this year.
How did you do this week on finding time for crafting? Link up with Mr. Linky and let us know.
1. Think outside the BLOCK!