I had such good intentions for Thanksgiving weekend...even though we were driving to the Philadelphia area to spend the weekend with Steve's parents, sister, and nephews, I prepared a little box of applique pieces to take with me.
I stupidly thought I might have a sliver of time when Steve's family would be watching TV that I might be able to sit with them and prep a few applique pieces. First I would trim around the freezer paper patterns and then glue stick and turn the edges in preparation for some December applique stitching.
HA! What was I thinking? There is my little packed work container complete with tools and glue sticks...and there it stayed in the bottom of my little tote bag, UNTOUCHED, all weekend...oh well. If I had not prepped my little travel container, Murphy's Law dictates that I would have had a little time to work...and had nothing to do!
I simply can't watch TV without something to do with my hands!
We drove to Philadelphia on Wednesday, then drove home to southeast Michigan on Sunday. On Monday, I decided to treat myself to "catch up" Monday...I caught up on laundry and completely prepped all the pieces that I meant to prep over the holiday weekend.
Between moving loads of laundry around and folding, I emptied my little container and trimmed my pieces.
Then I glued and folded back the scant little edges, stopping to rinse and dry off my odd, little acrylic rulers a couple of times when they got too sticky to proceed...
As I worked, I refilled my empty little box with prepped pieces...
Then I removed my freezer paper patterns...
Now I am ready to continue working on "Miss Emilie's Garden" by Lori Smith. The outer borders are a bit work intensive...I fought the urge to invent something quicker and easier, then sighed and decided to be a good girl and finish the little quilt top as God (and Lori Smith) intended.
The inside of the little quilt has been taking up space on my design wall...
I don't expect to have a lot of stitching time in December, but when I do, I will be working on these festive red and green borders.