Day 218

Not much sewing here today. A couple of badges on the brownie sash for B. and yesterday I quickly added some box pleats to the pockets of her birthday skirt. Nothing like setting up the sewing machine at 7:55 to get that done before school! The line of the pockets are much improved now. I like knowing how to make tweaks like that.

And I have an itch to start a new project, not because I need to, but just because it would be more exciting than pulling out one of the many half-finished projects lying around.

I finished my massive book today. Let’s count that as a win! I’ve been slogging through the Outlander series and started book 5 on March 25th. Finished it today (yes, that is 20 days on one book) but it averages at more than 75 pages per day (1443 pages total).


Day 150

Wow – that feels like a lot of days!

I took a few days off from sewing this week as I felt like I wanted a break from pushing hard on my 15 minute blocks and the January bias tape challenge. I also had two excellent books to read. Isn’t it the best feeling when you find a new series by an author you love? And the third book is already out so that means I had two to read right away. Anyway I have delighted in reading “Midnight Crossroad” and “Day Shift” by Charlaine Harris.

And today I’m taking my girls to visit my sister and her family in Vancouver. I’ve packed my sketchbook, Lucky Spool’s Essential Guild to Modern Quiltmaking, and a whole whack of tiny HSTs for handsewing.