Tuesday, September 18, 2012

15 Minute Challenge

Autumn officially starts on Saturday, but the signs are already clearly evident.  It's turned cooler, for which we are extremely grateful for after sweating through the hot and dry summer.  My Guy was trying to get the yard work done last night, but some clouds rolled in making it almost full dark by 7:35.  Losing the light early is on of my least favorite things about fall.  The leaves here don't usually start changing until October.  Not sure how much of that we'll see, so many trees lost their leaves during the summer due to the drought.  But it's obvious that summer is on it's way to more southern climes. 

The cooler weather has made the sewing studio much more comfortable in the afternoons.  I've actually been able to sew a couple of days without running the ceiling fan, which was pretty much in constant motion this summer.  I've noticed not being as tired when I get home.  For some reason the heat of summer just takes it out of you, even if your only exposure is the walk from the office to your car after work.  At any rate, last week was a pretty good one in terms of finding at least 15 minutes to sew most nights. 

The only day I didn't sew was Thursday.  Drama Teen's school celebrated it's 100 year anniversary last week.  The school hosted a big anniversary dinner on Thursday.  So we all prettied up and attended. 

Progress has been more plentiful in the last few weeks.  I think in part because I've started working on more than one project at a time.  I guess my main focus this month is the Layer Cake Quilt Along project, which is the UFO for the month.  The Sofa Quilt continues as a leaders and enders project.  I've worked in sewing the binding for The Fat Quarter Stars project and getting the quilt trimmed and squared up so I can stitch on the binding.  In there somewhere the Rainbow Challenge and Grandmother's Choice blocks have been cut out and sewn together. 

Overall, fabric usage is up and more projects are moving along.  Feels pretty good.  But I've noticed this itch to start something new.  I have a number of PIGS (projects in grocery sacks) that I've accumulated over the years and a couple of them are calling my name.  Maybe I'll give in and start one of those before the month is out. 

How goes it with your personal quilting/crafting efforts?  Here's Mr. Linky if you are willing to share. 

1. Amanda

2. Thea

3. Kate

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Denise :) said...

Good job ... and as a by the by, I like the background you posted your numbers on this week! And I think you had a terrific reason for Thursday's pass. :)

Working more than one project at a time? Hahaha!!! Go see my blog to see what happens when you do that! LOL!!! Have a happy Tuesday! :)

seabreezequilts said...

Looks like a great week. Work has been really busy but I have a deadline to keep so stitching is keeping me sane. There was another football injury this week this time in the school playground, bad enough that I headed to the headmasters office for a please explain AHHH the joys. Looking forward to seeing the end of this quilt even though I love it to bits, have a couple of must do projects for a couple of shops then the year will be done.

scraphappy said...

I understand the itch. Sometimes it is hard to control. Like you though, I feel like I accomplish more working on several things at once. Such a balancing act.

thea said...

Great week. I am amazed that you were able to get so much done with the heat this summer. Heat makes me want to do absolutely nothing..