"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."
Thomas was a smart man, but my busy is not like his meaning.
It's more like the adjective above, and it is self-imposed pressure.
I am so busy I don't know what end is up...
I have too many irons in the fire...
I have so many pots on the stove,
I don't know which one to stir...
Can I just say there is a lot going on in my sewing room?
I have been working on a mini or two in anticipation of my post for next week for Jennifer's Modern Mini Challenge Blog Hop.
Sneaky peak here, taken in the mirror so you really can't see the entire mini.
This one just needs the binding hand sewn on the back side.
I had fun quilting it using the new BSR foot on the Bernina 820 for the first time today.
I've always wanted to make a color wheel mini, so I am working on this for the mini challenge, too.
It's my version combining two ideas of Purl Bee minis.
You'll have to wait until my day on the blog hop to see it finished, but don't forget to check out all the other lovely posts on this blog hop. There are new ones everyday until next Friday.
I finished block #6 in the Swoon-along. Whoot-whoot! Only 3 more to go and this quilt will be ready for sashing and finishing. I am loving this QAL and Katy is a kick and such a great QAL-mama! She actually comments on almost every addition to the Flickr pool. There are some seriously beautiful additions to this pool. There is even a cross-stitched version!
Go check it out.
I'm still working on what to make for the FTLOS swap. I know what fabrics I am using and I think I will make my partner a sewing machine cover, one of the things she requested. My partner has been pretty silent but everyone else has reacted positively to my color palette so I feel confident moving forward on this plan.
I finally broke down and went to IKEA today to look for sheets to use as the backing on some future quilts. I hate going to IKEA. It is so big and confusing. But, I went in, found what I wanted and got outta there fast.
I bought this to be used as a backing on a quilt.
I love it, but don't know what I will use it for yet.
I have to make 3 quilts this year for 3 dear friends all celebrating their 60th birthdays. I really want to make this quilt
with these fabrics for the April birthday girl.
I also ordered one more solid in the Spice color.
I am really excited to make this quilt. One gigantic star.
I found this sheet to use as the backing. I think it's perfect.
And these black and spice striped pillow cases will make a perfect binding.
linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.