I've had a relaxing Saturday. This is the first weekend since the beginning of May that we have not had an event or trip on our weekend calendar. The only time I had to leave the house was grocery shopping this morning. Tomorrow I don't have to go out at all! So what did I do today? I've done laundry and a little house cleaning. I took a two hour nap. I made stuffed pork chops and butternut barley risotto for dinner.
On the quilting front I started tying my dad's quilt. I still have about a third of it left to do. I should be able to finish it in the morning and then it will be ready for the binding. I also straightened up my studio. I spent some time cutting and marking my reds and whites for my new hand piecing project. Tonight I am going to work on the first block of the quilt while watching college football with DH.
With the first of October coming tomorrow and Norma and Linda thinking about a challenge for getting projects to the flimsy stage, I took the time to list my projects. I have them posted on the side bar. They are sorted by the stage of the project they are in right now. The list isn't as long as I thought it would be, but there is still enough to keep me busy for a long time. I've also decided on my goals for October. I've kept the list to only 3 projects since I do hand work all day on Sundays.
I'm glad I did the list. DH and I are saving money for a down payment on a new car and have decided we need to cut back on discretionary spending. For us that means no more football or concert tickets. For me that means cutting back on fabric spending and for DH it means no trips to the casino. After writing up my list I realized that other than buying batting I really have no need to buy more fabric for awhile.
Judy has started a good discussion about when she does hand work. She does most of hers in the evening. So do most of the quilters who have responded. I do mine in the car in the morning when DH and I are going to work. I have about 15 - 20 minutes and I am always surprised at how much I can get done in the short amount of time. I also do a lot of hand quilting and hand work on Sundays while watching sports with DH, DS and DIL. Machine piecing is usually done on Saturdays. It's not very often I quilt in the evenings during the week. By the time I get home from work and cook dinner I'm too tired to focus on quilting.
So when do you do your hand work?
That's all the news for now. Time to watch some football and do some hand piecing.