So it's been a week! What a week! I got a little bit more progress done in-between everything else, but not much. Not as much as I would have liked.
The main reason - the big reason - is that on Saturday, my sister and I bought a house!
Small house on manageable block in good location. Pretty much ready to move into, and seems in good condition - we need to confirm that with some inspections. It was within our budget and even if it turns out to need serious repairs, we can afford that. (At least, I'm pretty sure we can.)
I'm still in a state of "WHAT HAVE WE DONE??" though...
So this is most of the stuff I've done this week - getting my snowflakes up and moving.
There's the scrappy snowflakes which I'm piecing with painstaking care:
And the two original snowflake blocks I made, which I'm turning into cushion covers:
So basically, my design wall is entirely snowflakes:
Sloooowly moving - getting onto the smaller rosettes!
The six quilts and their backings are sitting in a package on my kitchen floor, because I haven't been able to get it to the post office. Saturday. Definitely Saturday...
SeaBreeze mini QAL
I have fabrics! I have plans! I just have no space to enact them!
step 1: finish the snowflakes by Saturday so there's not all these little pieces lying around
step 2: start cutting and sewing the blocks on Saturday
step 3: resist the urge to make it a big mini quilt (I don't usually do small quilts! I do ginormous queen-sized ones!)
1. Finish as many WIPs as possible before moving
1. Build Me Up Buttercup - borders
2. USA Hurray - borders
3. All Around The World - borders
2. Destash! Destash! Destash!
And this will be fabrics, books, perfume oils, drawing stuff - SO MUCH STUFF. My middle sister and I will be moving into a house that is basically one-third the size of our current one. Which we have lived in for the last ten years straight, and before that for thirteen years on-and-off.
That's a LOT of stuff.
At least we don't have to get out of our current house for another four months at the extreme range, although the parentals (who technically own the place) would like us out at the three month mark so they have a month to sort, garage sale, and bin everything we leave behind!
The house we've bought has floorboards under the carpet. My only hard line before we move in is to remove the carpet and polish the floorboards. Which means we will have big expanses of floor needing rugs. I've decided to make quilt-rugs to cover the floor in each of the rooms. I can design them however I like, they'll be easily washable, and pretty! (That's my reasoning, anyway.)
So I need to start sourcing slightly more hardy fabrics for the backing.
How about you? What have you been doing this week?