It’s been my last week before I have to go back to the day job tomorrow *sniff* For the most part I’ve been trying to get as many QN projects sewn as possible – I’m trying a new strategy this year to get everything I need to sew for the magazine done first, then I have a load of tutorials I want to write up and video, then I’m going to try and convert as many of my magazine projects as possible to individual patterns and then I hope to finally have the time to get some new bigger patterns written. I’m thinking the first part of this is going to take several months, so don’t be perched on the edge of your seats in excitement for the shiny new patterns just yet ;o) Anyway, I got 5 projects out of 13 done, and have fabrics pulled and plans for the rest so I’m cooking with gas (even if I had originally, somewhat optimistically, thought I might get all 13 done in the 9 days I had available!) I did give myself a small break on Monday though to go out and play with my new camera up on Rannoch Moor, Glen Etive and Glen Coe. It was more than a tad chilly (starting at -9 and getting to the heady heights of +1), and it might have made my cough worse again – oops!
This Saturday I’ll be playing up in Killearn for our monthly sewing day, but other than that, it’s back to the grind…
Finishes This Week:
So I can’t show you the actual projects I’ve been working on, but here’s a couple of offcuts to confuse you ;o)
In Progress This Week:
I wanted to use some of the scraps from my 12″ Glam Clam quilt for one of my QN projects, but then I also wanted to make a baby 6″ Glam Clam with the scraps too, so I had to cut the clams first. That’s 129 clams right there, and I now have kind of a sore thumb from pressing down on the template while cutting! The big one is in a queue for quilting in February, I can’t wait to show you all!
To Be Worked On This Week:
- Get a few more QN projects finished
- Have fun in Killearn
- Trying not to be too miserable back in the office ;o)
Hope you all have a great week!
Sounds like you’ve made a good dent in those plans. Good for you! Hope you’re rid of that cough soon (my least favorite part of being ill).
I must confess that I’m impressed with your finishing five of the thirteen projects. I’m always optimistic about how much I’ll achieve and never quite make it to my goals. I’ve just spent the last 8 hours with a rotary cutter or iron in hand and ended up with hand cramps that I can only begin to describe. The finished pieces are anything but awe inspiring. Hope that cough of yours is just about at an end. I really hate that old coughing bit. Have fun in Killearn.
I really want to do a Glam Clam Quilt. Maybe this year. Sorry about going back to the office and having a cough.