Thursday, November 4, 2010

Getting ready for the holidays or what I am really doing with my time

How can anything get done at this table? It can't. This is what my quilt table looked like by the end of this weekend. I've been working on knitting projects and  my quilt table became a catch all. 

It took a few hours Monday night and a little bit of Tuesday morning to get it looking like this again. Reorganized for the holidays. The gigantic pile of scraps that was sitting on the edge of my table finally got sorted and put in their respective bins. 

 Here are 4 quilts waiting for binding or to be quilted. The white shelf was also cleaned up. You can see my yellow basket has moved to a new space and my iron found a new home too. I also went through all the patterns I have bookmarked or printed off and decided what I am going to TRY and make for gifts this year. The selected few were then divided into gifts that need to get done by the beginning of December and mailed to family in Canada. The rest are gifts for the kids or myself (like another pair of socks - I'm almost done my third pair!) which will wait until the other gifts are done and shipped.

 Here are quilt tops waiting to be basted and then quilted. Most of these are for etsy. So did all this reorganization pay off?

 Yes! This quilt got bound on Wednesday. I did additional quilting to it on Tuesday. I had only done stitch in the ditch and I knew it needed more but wasn't sure what to do. Once I finally decided the quilt table was too messy. Nice to have it done.

 I quilted this last night and put the binding on this morning. Both should be in the etsy store by tonight.

 I love the back of the second one. 

And here is what I have really been doing with my time...
 Have you been enjoying the festival as much as I am? I think I am about 1/4 of the way through (there are over 500!). Thanks to everyone who has looked and commented on my quilt. I enjoyed spending time under the quilt this week while watching some tv and reading. It's super comfy.

 And if the Blogger's Quilt Festival isn't enough to keep you busy, head over to Sew, Mama, Sew for the fourth Handmade Holidays .Each day, for the month of November, they post tutorials, great buys and the chance to win some great prices. Check it out.

Mark your calendars and line up your projects. Friday, November 19th is the next Friday Night Sew-in (or FNSI). I hope to participate again. How about you?

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