I haven't been able to find much time at the sewing machine this week. The number of work-related things I need to accomplish before Tuesday (that is, day after tomorrow...gulp) has been slightly daunting, and has left me with little creative time. But I will be able to switch gears soon -- or at least to rediscover something approximating "work-life balance."
In the meantime, I have tapped into the pleasures of handsewing -- eminently do-able in the little 5 minute windows between student papers, while waiting for water to boil, or while playing a footsie version of "London Bridge" with my littlest one (yes, I can stitch, sing, and elevate my legs simultaneously...I am a multitasker!).
Inside this pretty tin box (lovely ladies selling insecticide)...
is everything I have needed to do a little hand-sewing
of a tiny but growing field of hexagon "flowers"
but I have run out of pre-cut paper hexagons, and the ones I cut myself from printer paper are flimsy...so....I have 1200 paper hexagons on order (!).
That should keep me busy!
Eventually this will make a nice "grandmother's flower garden" quilt, and I'm in this for the long haul....But I do already have an idea in mind for another hand-pieced project. My biggest challenge in the next month or so is finishing up a few projects -- so I can start some new ones!
I'm curious: how many projects do you have in process?