I'm off work today and no one else is home. My Guy is off on a business trip and Drama Teen is at school. I always feel like I'm playing hooky when I'm off like this. Especially when there is stuff going on at work that's already had me spending an hour writing business emails this morning. However this is the one day left this month that I don't have a single meeting scheduled. So it's pretty much take my day off today or loose it. So even if I have to check the work email regularly, that's a small price to pay for having some time to just play in the sewing room. So from now until 4:30 PM when I have to go pick up DT from volleyball practice, I'm having a mini retreat in my own sewing room.
So what's on the retreat schedule? I'm not sure yet. I need to press Mon Ami and it's back then package those up so they can go to Trudy for quilting. Drama Teen has been dropping subtle hints that I promised her a new quilt for her bed so she could redecorate her room. I need to scan all the fabric so she can play with the layout in EQ. She has a very certain look she's going for.
Then there's this,
the pieces for 5 different quilts laid out in front of the sewing machine. This is my version of chain piecing. (Or maybe it's proof that I really do have quilting ADD?) I prep a certain number of blocks for each project then just do the stitching in assembly line mode. On the far left is the beginnings of the Log Cabin blocks for border number 4 of Back to Square One. Next are the HSTs for one Neutral Gem's block. The next pieces are the Triangle in Square blocks for the Christmas Angels quilt. Forth in the line up is more HSTs, but these are for Road to Brenham. Finally, the last red and beige pieces are in progress flying geese for my current leader and ender project, Scrappy Stars.
Decisions, decisions. Maybe I'll just give into my ADD tendencies and do some on each. For now, I'm going to crank up the music (Nickelback for now to keep the energy high) and go do some stitching. Hope you are having a great day in your corner of the world.