Working on some Christmas Trees to go around this guy:
I finished up the center, bordered it with red, and arranged and sewed the blocks from my bee-mates in the Mid-Century Modern Bee. I think they look swell.
Krista invited me to the Friendship Cross-X block swap. Or + and x. or X and +. So many names for the same block.
After hours of listening, I have one more hour to go on Catherine the Great. I’m glad I learned about her and her times, but it is a loooong book to listen to.
Finished Rene’s block for our Mid-Century Modern Bee for November. I just realized I forgot to make the signature block (we do one of those for all our blocks, and send it to our bee-mate), so I’ll be slicing open the envelope and sliding it in before I head to the post office today. She used *this* tutorial; these are fun and easy. Another for the I Need to Make That list.
I noticed it’s getting harder and harder to carve out some uninterrupted time in the sewing room, so yesterday’s long day was very welcome. So many things I want to do, people I want to be with, traveling I want to do, and grandchildren I want to see. I was able to help my daughter’s oldest children sew a small project (a sleeping bag for a stuffed animal). I’ll leave you with Riley doing his first stitches:
Okay, back to the sewing. Today is partly errands, mostly sewing, which should continue through the weekend. Monday? The re-grading of the (shockingly bad) second essay. Yep. I made them all re-do it, so now I get to regrade it. Now I know I’m nuts.