Today was short projects day (or at least that was what I meant when I started the day). After all, if I am engaging in avoidance behavior there is nothing that says I can’t be productive while doing so. I am not the only one so inclined, Kris informed me that her house had never been so clean as when she was working on her dissertation. Therefore I am in excellent company.
First there were the Llama faces.
which will go on stuffed llamas. I have had the fabric and pattern for several months.
Next, there was this totally insane sleep mask (which I never wear but I know those who do) which just seemed like a great way to test out embroidery files from that particular source.) the good? Well digitized. The bad – totally inadequate instructions ( never, ever, have instructions that say essentially – you know what to do…. since if I was absolutely sure, I would not be reading the instructions. What was not obvious was the finishing process – opposite of many other companies. This is actually better – if you know to place the backing on top, sew the last color, cut and turn inside out. Which leads me to ribbons placement. Me? Elastic would make more sense.)
At the same time as starting the above (which, at 52K stitches was not going to be completed for a while), I decided to get serious about a quilt which is still shy the quilting and binding.
which meant a bajillion pins and a few bleeding fingers before I could start.
Hours later (which included breaks, breakage, bobbin winding and the clipping off of dozens of little threads –
And, as if that were not enough –
a set of towels which will be presents in a couple of weeks –
and a set for us, since we aren’t going anywhere for a while.