A day late and a dollar short... okay two days late! But I have been busy in my studio and having such a great time creating that I just didn't want to sit at the computer.
The last To Do List was...
✔ Research for the wrap up of the Pieces From The Past Sew Along Series and the beginning of the Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail.
I have written stories and collected bits of history for the final two blocks - all I have to do is the final wrap-up of the series that will include the cutting instructions for the borders and binding.
Like a few months ago, I am a bit melancholy about the end of this series approaching and haven't had the heart to write up a final story... 😭
I have collected from my Mom the necessary information for the Santa Fe Trail series and the fabric I ordered arrived.
I've exercised great restraint in not even opening the packages the fabric arrived in. I am using that opportunity as a sort of "reward" for when I get the wrap-up post written. I don't need one more distraction right now. LOL!
I had a request for a mug rug (hand-sewn hello postcard) from my Mom. She needed a gift for a friend that has a birthday just around the corner. (How is it possible that February is nearly here???)
This is Fishers Peak, the landmark that all locals are familiar with, and it happens to be the newest addition to the Colorado State Park System. For many years the peak has been privately owned and is now accessible to the public. A long awaited hope and dream of residents.
The sky and foothills fabric was from a workshop that I attended a few years ago that taught wax resist dying - a technique used in making batik fabrics.
I discovered there was no need to purchase fabric after searching my stash. Woohoo! I had the top completed last week and quilted it over the weekend.
All that is left to do is to make a label. I will wait until her arrival to do that so that I can include her date of birth. And never really knows... maybe her name will change before May. I hope not because, as silly as it seems, I have already become attached to Hanna.
So up next?
My sister-in-law had sent me a link (a few years ago) for a video of a "paper-doll" quilt. It is a brilliant idea! You can design it to look like the recipient. Maybe you have seen it...
I then found a picture of a quilt with multiple "dolls" in different settings such as a beach or park as well as different clothing styles like winter or summer and various "careers" and diversity. But the clothes were not changeable like the first doll was.
❧ I am working on a "mash-up" of the two. Multiple "dolls" with changeable clothes. I will be making two quilts for our grand-daughters and their birthdays this summer. These two are my "proto-types". I'll continue on these two and see about designing some clothes for them before making a whole quilt full of them only to discover that the clothes don't work out.
❧ I'm expecting to receive a box of t-shirts from a customer to finish one t-shirt quilt and make a second one. One was started and I'm not sure if she was intimidated by the process or if she just decided that she didn't have time. Whatever the reason, I will be "working" in the near future.
And for those that were interested in the scrap de-stash... THANK YOU! Happiness abounds in my scrap bin... as I begin again. :)
Before you go, tell me...
Do you ever "reward" yourself as an incentive to get a task done?
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