It was a slow morning yesterday. It seems they've all been slow this week. We're expecting the "baseboard guys" to come today, and so we'll need to speed things up a little or risk answering the door in our pajamas. There wasn't much on yesterday's agenda, and so I'm not at all sure what took me so long getting into the sewing room. If you read yesterday's post, then you know I admitted to dragging my feet about getting started on the newest challenge piece. The prompt this time is "Portrait." And I did get a start on it...here's the first piece.
As I mentioned, I talked myself into starting by setting a timer for one hour and committing to at least that much time on it. Of course, I spent a good part of my hour sorting through my scraps and pulling out anything that could possibly be used.
I probably have everything I need to finish the job, although there is one more feature on the quilt that I haven't thought about yet. It will be one of the last parts of the quilt, and so I have some time to consider what to do there. When my hour was up, I had it this far:
There isn't much to see yet, but I'll get it farther along today. As I mentioned yesterday, getting started is the biggest hurdle.
There was no kitty help yesterday. They were both upstairs wrapped up in their quilts. Sadie is doing fine since her dental procedure. Don't let her napping self fool you. She doesn't act like she even slowed down, despite having an extraction.
On the chair behind me, we ordinarily fold up the quilt for Smitty since he considers this spot his throne for afternoon napping. The quilt was left in a pile yesterday, but he managed to fit his ample body onto what space was available.
Since there was so little action in the living room, I went straight to work on the Trashy Triangles quilt. I'm alternating the direction of the rows as I go, and three of about 6 rows were completed yesterday.
Flipping it over, here's how it looks from the back. It's hard to see the quilting there, but I'm glad to have found a use for this long-time resident of my stash.
As I'm writing this, Sadie is napping overhead on the bookcase above my desk. There is a lot of napping going on at the Three Cats Ranch on these cold winter days. Both humans and felines are taking advantage of quilts to stay warm.
If memory serves, there is one housekeeping chore on today's agenda. After that, it will be NBS. I'm hoping to make enough progress on the challenge quilt that it will capture me under its spell. For now, I'm still dragging my feet a little bit. There was no slow-stitching yesterday either, but I'll get back to that today.