Saturday, June 20, 2009

Stealing time to stitch

Today was the second 13-hour work day in a row for me (yes, it is SATURDAY, and yes, I have to work again TOMORROW!). It hasn't been as bad as I had anticipated. The kids are having a ball spending the weekend at my mom's ("They haven't even asked about you," my mom says. Thanks. I didn't need to know that!), and I have met some really fascinating people. But fascinating people aside, time at work means time that I am not quilting. Luckily, I have found little windows of time today to get some stitching done. First, I had the foresight to bring my hand quilting with me to work. In between sessions, I found a quiet corner to put a few stitches in. Then, after the session I led in the early afternoon but before the reception and dinner, I raced home to check on my dog, put in two loads of laundry, sweep the floors (I had no idea a short haired dog - lab - could shed SO MUCH!), and sew. I got two more Pick and Choose blocks done - I'm up to 20 of the 25 done.
One of these blocks I think is beautiful, the other, hideous. I'm sure you can tell which is which. No matter, once it is set into the quilt, it will work.
With Father's Day and Donald's 4th birthday tomorrow, plus work in the morning, I am sure I won't have a chance to sew tomorrow. Why aren't there more hours in the day?