One last shot of the table runners I made for Christmas 2011. I made 6, 5 for gifts and this one that is currently on our dining room table. It will packed up today, along with all the other Christmas decorations to make a triumphant return next year.
So, my plan for last week was to spend most of my time doing a cleaning and reorganizing of the studio. If I tell you that not a lot got done would you be surprised? Of course not!
I did do some, however, and now the machine I do most of my embroidery on has been uncovered. It sits on a very long table, where I used to do my DSM quilting with my first HQ frame setup, so it is very easy to pile things on.
So I found several started projects while cleaning this table. Here, at the other end, is one. This is a string project that I was using as a leader/ender. I have five completed 8 1/2” blocks and 10 in-process blocks, seen here. I love how these blocks look so I will be continuing with this project until I find a completed quilt.
But I also couldn’t help myself and started something new. The printout in the picture is for the color challenge being hosted by Judy and Vickie. I have decided to participate and am combining it with an uncompleted journal quilt challenge hosted by Vickie last year. Also in the picture are the fabrics I pulled from my stash: I think they match the challenge colors really well.
My original plan was to just pull the fabrics but once they were on my “design ironing board” I couldn’t help but play. This is what I finally had to leave in order to get dinner made.
As the final Christmas fun, DH and I watched old family videos. DH has been rescuing old VHS tapes and putting them on DVD. The oldest is one that was originally 8mm movies of family Christmas’ from 1963 – 1969. This picture is the “recording studio” he has set up in our living room. He assures me it will find a new home prior to his return to work in mid-January.
Here are about a third of the tapes that we have not yet converted to DVD but with that wonderful setup, seen above, it should take no time at all. Of course, once he has finished with the videos, he is planning on putting slides of the plays he has produced over his 47 years of teaching. That will take some time, I am sure.
Now, next week I hope to have ongoing progress on the above and at least 1-2 more. However, I may be taking on another Weight Watcher meeting so my time is being stolen, again. See ya,