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Anticipating a crafty weekend

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.

Two more potential quilts

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.

Turning leaves

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?

6 thoughts on “Anticipating a crafty weekend

  1. Oh how I would pay for some lovely fall weather! It’s still hot in NC.

    See what brooke has been blogging about: 2009 Calendar

    1. It’s been in the high 70’s all week, but tomorrow it’ll be 60’s. And by Saturday, only 50’s. Maybe some of that cooler air will trickle down your way!

  2. Your post makes me want to sew…too bad I don’t know how!

    See what Mandy has been blogging about: 3 Little Monkey’s

    1. I’ve only been doing it for just over a year… it’s not too hard, especially if you stick with straight lines at first!

  3. You’ve just described my ideal weekend…

    I’ll be canning apple sauce and apple pie filling tomorrow instead of quilting.

    Be careful quilting is very addictive. 🙂

    See what ellen has been blogging about: Conversation with a toddler

    1. I went and got sick this weekend, so unfortunately I’m having to abandon most of my plans. Bummer. Your apple weekend sounds great!

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