Christmas busy-ness is over…

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and now I can get back to my sewing room, and pick up where I left off a couple of weeks ago. I hosted two family Christmas dinners, and as our families are large and my house isn’t, and my sewing room jutts off the kitchen, it is cleaned up so that the counters and ironing board can be used as a pantry/storage/holding area while entertaining. It feels so good to get my room back, even just a week or two away from it makes me sad!

I have lots of projects on the go – three quilt tops that will be pieced, all with at least the initial cutting done, and some sewing and prepping for the next steps. Two of these tops are nine patch and variations and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the blocks up on the design wall soon.

I also have various applique that I am working on – two fusible with decorative machine stitching; one freezer paper applique invisible machine stitching; one needleturn applique; one hand blanket stitch applique. Two of these are well on there way, two are in their infancy, and one seems to be on hold.

What’s best is the sun is shining, and as tired as I am from the work and fun of the past several days, I’ve pulled open the drapes in the sewing room, turned on my favourite radio station (CBC Radio One), and I’m happily piecing, pressing, and cutting. Even if I can do this for just an hour, I’ll be happier than a quilter with new yardage!

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