Friday, August 17, 2012

Traveling with a project on your mind

Posted by Strlady at 11:16 AM
I'm heading out to visit my daughter this weekend. Last time we got together we did a bit of sewing and with no concrete plans, I was expecting 5 days of vegging out watching old TV shows and just enjoying some quiet time.
With that in mind, I've been prepping my hand projects the last few weekends. Nothing big and elaborate just some needlework that I can tackle in the middle of some Battle Star Galactica.

Needless to say I was a bit surprised when Nyshma told me that she was planning on wrapping up some REAL sewing (adding a few borders so some tops), I was.. "But we were going to sit around and loaf" She says "I have a TV in the sewing room"... How is it that my daughter who is "new" to quilting has a sewing room and I don't? I need to ponder that one a bit.

Anyway, that had me scrambling... I had to dig through my To Be Made projects for something that was quick and required very little pieces.

I grabbed my Petit Four quilt top that is STILL waiting for borders.
I pulled a Fat Eighth bundle of Clermont Farms (by Minick and Simpson for Moda) for my big version of Lincoln (Pattern in Another bite of Schnibble by Carrie Nelson)
A Layer Cake of Salt Air for my version of Piece of Cake 3 (Pattern by Camile Roskelley)

Then I have the hand work I had already had prepped.
My applique block for my version of Jacqueline's Album Quilt (pattern by Lori Smith)
My little baskets for my version of Trick or Treat (pattern by Black Bird Designs)
And last my little embroidery hoop with a block from a Xmas Quilt designed by Gail Pan

I don't think I'm over packing. Do you?
What if I don't want to work on one thing? I'll have options! A Girl needs options!!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Hope your travels are always stress free and full of Options!

3 comments on "Traveling with a project on your mind"

Cathy on August 17, 2012 at 11:23 AM said...

Over packing? For a 5-day trip? No way! Have lots of fun with your daughter.

Carol on August 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM said...

Options are always good. Have tons of FUN!

Red Geranium Cottage on August 18, 2012 at 6:26 PM said...

Have fun on your trip. I wish I were there to sew with you girls. I keep forgetting to ask Nyshma if she got those quilting papers I sent her.
I'm pretty sure you packed enough to keep you buys.


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