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Saturday, January 09, 2010

How to spend a snowy Saturday

Quilting, of course!

I finished the Bamboo quilt top, then started assembling the SSS 2009 block of the month. Didn't get it finished too, but don't have too far to go - just assembling the bottom star border, then adding those and a 5-inch brown outer border, which I should be able to get done in another day (but not necessarily tomorrow). Now to figure out quilt backings also...

And here is the latest on Mother's Arms, working my way down the right side a bit:

I'm currently stitching on Arabian Woman - which I realize is not in my current rotation (that yes, I know I chose), but I felt the pull to work on her the other day, so she will have a little more progress that I'll be able to share in a few days. Time is speeding by faster and faster - the last update I have for her was December 2008, and it seems like it was only a couple of months ago that I last put stitches into her, rather than a year...

I'm grateful for not feeling the pressure of a deadline for any particular project. It makes it much more enjoyable to just pick up one of my WIPs and work on it without guilt that I should be working on something else. I love making gifts, but giving myself hard, short deadlines can be a little stressful. And there are enough other stresses in life that my hobbies should be stress-relieving!! :) Therefore, I'm going to try not to put myself in that situation again - even though my nieces really enjoyed their Christmas gifts!

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