I have to admit that I do like this once a week gig. It feels a lot less stressful than trying to get here every day.
The Monkeys should be gearing up soon as retreat is coming up in March. I know that seems like a long ways away, but we both know it will be here any minute. We just want to be prepared.
When I last left you, I was basking in the glow of an accomplished goal. I seriously debated picking up another UFO and continuing this wonderful feel-good-feeling. However, I then remembered that I have a Project In Progress (PIP). The world is much more fun with acronyms isn’t it?
Anyway, I had the next UFO in my hands looking it over when I happened to glance up and see that project I am supposed to really be working on. I didn’t want to put that UFO down, but I did. Then I got myself organized for the PIP, which is one of the wedding quilts that I haven’t finished (and I recently learned that I will have another that needs doing as well!). For the past week I have been diligently working on the paper piecing for this project. Yep, it’s paper piecing again. This one is much simpler that that lovely star we’ve been doing. There are 3 separate paper pieced units. I completed all of the first part. Currently I am working on the second part of which there are 97 units. The third is only 54 units so I’m sure you can imagine that I am looking forward to getting through what feels like a daunting task of 97 units. Currently I have 44 completed and another 20 in progress. I’m sure it won’t take too much longer to finish them, but it certainly feels like it. Ahh well, I did choose the pattern for a reason and I am looking forward to starting to assemble the units and see this quilt come together. I would post pictures, but as it is a gift I will have to refrain until it gets sent off to its new owners. You know, have to keep the element of surprise.
If nothing else, I do feel somewhat productive although my crafting space has become a bit on the disorganized side (and that’s putting it mildly). I have gone through the house and managed to drag all my miscellaneous projects that I have managed to drop here and there throughout the house back up to my craft room. However, that means it’s time to go through and get more stuff put away. Plus there is that table that I’ve been thinking about and if I have any hope of putting it in my room I need to get some things organized. Sounds like January is turning out to be a productive month! I hope yours is too!