That's how I feel. Wow, the weekend has been busy, fun and full. The good news is - I have finished quilting my Old Red Barn Co. QAL quilt - whew. I admit, I was getting tired of dragging the weight of it around my machine and sweating under it in the process...I sewed the binding on tonight, now just have to hand sew the binding to the back and it will be done - well, except washing - which seems risky after all of this.
voila - the front
and the back - pieced with leftover bits
I am so happy with how quickly this has come together - by the end of the week, my girls should be snuggling under it.
I have already started another much smaller quilt for a special someone I have yet to meet, and have a great fabric pile for a mixed tape quilt for my daughter. I am so excited how this this QAL has stoked my sewing inspiration - I feel like I'm on a roll.
I promise I am still knitting. I attended knit group this week at a new location and am plodding along on my Mara wrap. By winter, maybe? One of the group members has asked me to test knit a shawl as well, I'm excited for that.
I have also read some books worth recommending, and some not. I enjoyed these quick and dirty summer reads: Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek and Riding With The Queen by Jennie Shortridge. They both had alluring covers - what draws you to a book? I am also listening to Elizabeth Berg's The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted. It is an audio compilation of short stories. She is my most favorite author, but the stories are a bit hit or miss for me - but I think that is kind of how short stories go.
And, when I am not doing selfish things, I swear, I have been parenting. You wonder, though, don't you? :) Being a little manic pays off for getting stuff done - or at least dabbling in a lot of things. We went mini-golfing, saw UP (two big thumbs up! no pun intended), went to the zoo and swam this week. Hence the title of this post. People, I am.
one of the two reasons why I am whooped...