Last night as I was reading blogs, Thelma at Cupcakes 'n' Daisies mentioned on her blog that she was participating in a virtual quilting retreat beginning today. The event is hosted by Blackberry Creek Home Arts. The quilt-along appealed to me. I immediately clicked over to Blackberry Creek and signed up to participate. I knew I had some appointments this morning. I had an appointment for my mammogram and planned to get my annual flu shot. I wasn't able to begin sewing until a bit after noon. The first thing I had to do was get organized. I pulled out an older project, but knew that it would take some time to figure out where I was in the pattern.Just doing that is a big accomplishment.t I must do a better job labeling a project when I put it away. I plugged in my Itouch. It's loaded with audio books and podcasts. Listening to books or podcasts is my favorite thing to do as I sew. Today was a podcast day. I listened to several of Pat Sloan's radio shows.
I sewed components of my Scrappy Nines in black and white. I'd like to finish the top for my SIL for a Christmas gift.
Between sewing parts of Scrappy Nines, I pieced some string blocks. Bonnie Hunter has a system with leaders and enders. Probably because my job required multi-tasking, I tend to multi-task while sewing. String blocks or rag quilt blocks work for me instead of leaders and enders.
I'm now at taking a break. I'm finished in the sewing room for the day. I have parts that need to be pinned together. I'm a BIG pinner. I also have one last section of binding to sew on my Autumn Ridge quilt. Friends still can't believe that I haven't completed it yet :) Last year was a very non-productive year. Enough said.
Before I begin, it's time for a snack:) Chocolate muffins and diet root beer. Yum:)
After my break, it's back to pinning and hand-sewing. I'm hoping to squeeze in some sewing tomorrow. My honey has some medical procedures scheduled for tomorrow. I'm his designated driver. If it works out, I'll report back tomorrow evening:)