Friday, August 3, 2007

This and That

Thursdays are busy days in my house. I rarely think of them as 'quilting' days as I run my errands in the morning, then my husband is home for a while, and in the evening I've got some kid running to do. Yesterday was no exception. While the 'schedule' of the day was different than it usually is, it still didn't seem to leave much solid quilting time.

As it turns out, I got in nearly as much as the day before. Partly because I made a concentrated effort to do so. The timer is helping me to spend some focused time on my quilting rather than randomly sitting to do it.

I was all geared up for a mostly quilting day today when I realized that I have to bake for tomorrow. This should still leave me a fair amount of time. I often have baking days, and I usually end up frittering away the time while things are in the oven, today I hope to be more diligent as the frame quilt is calling my name.

My piecing has taken a back seat this week. I'd planned to both piece and quilt, but the frame quilt is now getting so close to coming off the frame that I can't make myself work on anything else. If I want to have a quilt ready to go in it when this one comes off, I'll have to baste this weekend because I anticipate only a few more days of work before the switch can be made.

I'll still need to quilt the outer blocks, but that will be done in a hoop. I'm guessing another week or so of quilting once it comes off the frame.

So while my desire is to park myself for most of the day at my frame, the reality is that the quilting will happen in fits and starts today, amid baking two cheesecakes, a pineapple upsidedown cake, brownies, and a triple batch of chocolate chip and nut cookies.

If I can finish all that baking today, though, tomorrow (in theory) will be free to quilt until we meet up with our friends.

So now I've got to run and get the first goody in the oven or there won't be enough time in the day to finish! I will leave you with another teaser from the frame quilt.

Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

Bren said...

What a tease that is! I LOVE that quilt.