It's been a busy week since last Sunday. I am satisfied I have had a very good week, getting caught up, and organizing my sewing room. Actually I am sewing in the kitchen where I can hear John when he wakes, and knocks on the wall. So right now it is supply room.
If I sew in the room it is on this counter in front of the lamp on the left side. Last week this counter was completely covered with "stuff" I had set there when I had taken the shelf down and evaluating whether I wanted to keep "stuff" or not. This is it in its clean and tidy state.
Those three drawers under the counter on the right side are part of my Civil War reproduction stash, sorted by color. I reorganized them, as it had gotten a bit of a mess.
The rest of my Civil War reproduction stash including neutrals and browns were in a similar drawer in the closet, located behind these containers of cut up scraps on the left. So every time I wanted one of those fabrics, I would have to move everything to get them.
I decided to put something else in that drawer behind those containers, and put the Civil War neutrals and browns in a container that fits underneath the counter, so they are more accessible.
In cleaning up one of my piles of "stuff" I found my Christmas napkins that had been set aside because they needed ironing. I finally got that done too!
I also managed to get some sewing done. I finished this last Ella Maria block. There are some puckers, but it is staying the way it is. The newest 4 blocks came out earlier this week.
I also was able to make the news Hands All Around block #2 by Barbara Brackman @ Civil War Quilts.
A private Christmas mystery BOM
In addition, I was getting ready to prep the last 2 Cassandra's Circle blocks by Barbara Brackman, @ Civil War Quilts. I decided to lay the blocks out on the floor to see what fabrics I would use next, when I discovered I wasn't two blocks behind, but 4 blocks behind. I probably stopped being able to keep up monthly when John had his problems back in November.
I've got the four months of templates cut out, now just need to prep the blocks. I will be working on these as my slow stitching project this week.
Also I will be slowly stitching on this One Stitch At a Time block from last year by Kathy Schmitz of this squirrel.
I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. Head on over there and see what everyone has been up to!
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