I spent all day yesterday packing orders, shipping them, and taming my various email accounts. Still not done with the email, but I felt I needed a day off today, nonetheless. So… I put on some music, straightened up the house (because, for some reason, I actually felt like it) and then spent the next few hours at my sewing machine.
As you know, last weekend I finished two quilts for the boys that I had started over a year ago – one in red and one in blue. I had also set aside enough fat quarters for a pink variety and a green one, and today I stitched together the two tops.
Initially, I figured the green one could be for Neil and I to share, after the kids were in bed, while watching TV together, cozy on the couch. And the pink one, well, I thought that would be a perfect floor blanket for a hypothetical daughter. However, since Neil doesn’t think that we should have babies just to satisfy some sewing whim of mine (the nerve!), I am going to have to come up with some other plan for these. Heh.
I’m going to work on the green one this weekend. I even have some crazy idea of putting it together the traditional way and doing some real honest-to-goodness binding on it, instead of propagating the wimp-out method I used on the other two. With cooler weather predicted for this weekend, I feel a wave of cozy indoor quilted craftiness coming on.
I just love crafty weekends, especially in the fall, when I can step outside for a few minutes, crunch some leaves underfoot, and return indoors for a cup of hot apple cider. Mmmm! Note to self: add apple cider to the food shopping list for tomorrow. A weekend full of warm drinks, crisp air, crunchy leaves, and the hum of the sewing machine… Can I just skip Friday and dive right in?