Monday, August 27, 2018

Proud of my perseverance

I almost don't want to blog because I've been working on the same project for so long that I almost bore myself.  Except there's nothing boring about making scrappy blocks!  Each one is an adventure!  I bit the bullet and started the 28 extra blocks I need to make my Flutterby quilt queen sized.
I've started joining the 6.5" blocks into 12.5" blocks
And I finally found and put up a design wall (which, for me, means a flannel backed tablecloth - the least expensive and most sturdy design wall I've ever used!  When I lived in Virginia, I used the same $2 tablecloth as my design wall for 13 years!).  I'm so happy to be off the floor!

The other thing that has been taking up my time is an upcoming event, The Home Sewing Exchange, at which I have signed up to be a vendor.  It's the 27th year this local church has hosted this, and folks bring fabric and yarn and notions from their own stash that they want to unload for cheap.  Since I used to own a yarn and fabric store, and since I no longer have lots of space, I have been collecting things to take, many of which are already in my ETSY shop.  So the collecting, as well as the expanding of my Clearance section and slashing of prices in the shop, has kept me busy as well. 

I'm proud of my restraint in not starting another project until I finish this Flutterby.  It is so unlike me, but I do have a deadline if it is going to make it to the silent auction fundraiser for a battered women's shelter in November.

Today was also my first day back to work.  I was dreading it, which was silly because I love my job and the people on my team.  We had a great day!  I'm just sorry to see summer end.

I'm linking up with Monday Making and Oh Scrap!


Miaismine said...

I'm so proud of you for sticking with one project until the end. I've been wanting to do this as well, but it's such a change of mentality. Your actions are encouraging me! Your quilt is lovely and for such an important cause! Thank you for sharing!

The Cozy Quilter said...

The quilt is looking wonderful! You are just about done. Great cause as well. I donate to our local women’s shelter too. The summer has flown by.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Do lots of sewing over the long weekend, and it will help getting back in the work groove. Looking nice! What if someone outbids you on that quilt???

Kathi Riemer said...

Your quilt is lovely! Perseverance pays off;-)

Alycia said...

Glad you had a good first day back to work - and I know what you mean about working on the same quilt - but it sure is pretty! Good luck on your sales!!

Kate said...

Flannel backed table clothes do make very useful and versatile design walls. Your Flutterby blocks look great. Hope you get in lots of stitching this week.