Welcome to week 5 of the "crazed Christmas sewing" installment of the 15 minute challenge. Reality has set in, of the five quilts I had hoped to finish as Christmas gifts, I'll get 3 done. Which is perfectly OK. There will be Christmas next year, as well as birthdays, Mother's Day, because I love you days, so it's not worth adding sewing stress to an all ready overloaded schedule.
I still have a ways to go on the Geisha quilt, I worked on it 6 out of the last 7 days. All the blocks are finished and I started adding the sashing last night. Hopefully adding all the sashing will go quickly. But I have 4 borders to add, plus the backing to piece before it's ready for quilting.
Friday night I was so tired that any time in the sewing room was likely going to end up with me needing bandages or spending extensive time with the seam ripper. It seemed to be more productive to just go to bed earlier and get a jump on Saturday. Do you ever have days like that, where it really is just more productive to avoid your sewing room?
I have just about 2 weeks left before I hit the deadline for getting the Geisha project shipped out for quilting. I'm going to have to spend more than 15 minutes every night of the time I'm home to make the deadline. I still have to put a label on the Texas Twilight quilt, then bind and label the Flurry quilt. But those are things I can do while Geisha is off being quilted. That's my game plan for the next couple of weeks.
Are you managing to spend 15 minutes a day on your Christmas sewing or keeping up with other crafty projects on your to do list? Link up and let us know how things are going in your sewing space.
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4. Amanda, Seabreeze Quilts