I’ve been desperately trying to follow the example of my friend Marie Grace and make Sundays all about sewing. There always seems however, to be something going on that needs my attention and so yesterday was the first Sunday that I was able to throw down roots in the craft room and say “Sewing Only!”
It went more slowly than I would have liked. This was mostly because I had to clean a path to the sewing machine and neaten up my space a bit. This is problem numero uno with having your craft room in a corner of the playroom.
I managed to finish a dress I had started a month or so ago for Oona (pics later) and I started on a simple throw quilt for the couch in a christmas-y pattern that matches my tablecloth (who doesn’t love a nice red and white toile for christmas?). All that it is composed of is two lengths of coordinating fabric with some wool batting sandwiched between and some top – stitching. No piecing to do, no applique. I am using an old “Favorite Things” pattern called “French Bedroom“.
Which brings me to my second problem with Sewing Sunday. I always seem to have “help”. Especially when working on a cozy wool – filled blanket.
See there in the background? Occasionally a paw will reach forth and grab at my work, making for slow going. Then, this happens:
He makes himself comfortable right where I need him NOT to be.
As “helpful” as all this is, it is still an improvement over his “help” earlier in the day. You see, I started off Sewing Sunday with him knocking a full glass of water into my lap as I sat at my desk getting my sewing supplies in order.
Anyway I got a fair amount of work done on the quilt before retiring to bed, where the cat promptly deposited himself on my face for the night.