The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary.
Am I too late or too early to be sewing an Advent Calendar in May?
Who cares?! It’s a rainy Bank Holiday and I’m in the mood today to do some free-motion quilting.
This kit has been in my cupboard for over two years and is an ideal ‘quick project’ to make today
and, as I have the house to myself, there’s no hurry to get it done.
I can sew with the TV on in the background,
there’s no time limit to make me rush things and
I can take lunch when there’s a natural break in the sewing. Perfect.
Despite a couple of minor setbacks
(breaking a needle on a safety pin and running out of gold thread)
I’m pleased with my progress.
I have not been quilting very long and am still learning, but I do find free-motion very relaxing to do.
No set pattern, so no-one can see if it’s not perfect.
All that’s left to do now is the binding. That’s not included in the kit so I will make my own.
Unfortunately that won’t be today.
It will have to wait until I get the house to myself again.
I just hope it’s not Christmas before it’s done!