I've been working on the backing for the Christmas quilt (I know, I know Christmas is over). I decided to make the quilt reversible (especially since Christmas is over).
Well, I've been working on that other side for the past few days. I'm using Charm Packs of Charisma and Nostalgia, with just a touch of Louisa thrown in for fun.
Anyway, I thought I would share my brilliant idea for keeping up with what I'm doing. As we found out, I'm not going to have a design wall around here anytime soon. And frankly, I'm just not there for crawling around on the floor. So, that leaves the dining room table, since most of my best work time is in the middle of the night when Mr. Cutie Pie is occupying our bed. Somehow it doesn't seem like a good idea to spread out my work on top of him. :) Obviously the whole big quilt top/bottom will not fit on the dining table, so I have to move it into the sewing room to get more of it onto the table. And I don't know about any of you smart people, but I have a tendency to forget which end is up sometimes. So I hit on the idea of pinning a safety pin at the top of each row of quilt squares after I pin them together. I've also been known to mix up the order of the rows I've so carefully laid out. So, I've started marking the back of the top square with its own little order number. (See the number 2 above?) I'm using a marker that will wash out, but even if it doesn't, who cares? It's on the back side of the fabric that will be sewn to the batting and never seen anyway. I'm going to start sewing these squares and rows together tonight. We'll see how far I get.
In other news, Bruno finally got a bath tonight.He had just about given up hope. It's been so cold I just hated to get him wet.
But now he's clean and happy. My little boy doesn't like to be dirty.He likes to get dirty. He just doesn't like to stay that way! Doesn't he look excited?
Hope you've had a good day.
Hugs and kisses,