Thursday, July 26, 2012


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Since the teacher quilts were completed and therefore no longer making me not a quilting crazy lady, I'm finally getting back to getting some other things done around the house. How I hate to have my home a mess and disorganized! Anyway, this past week I have been rewarding myself with a bit of sewing time after I complete a household task.

On Tuesday, the office was straightened out and cleaned. I swapped out the curtain rods in our bedroom (needed larger ones so they would hang correctly) and then used those rods in the office for the valances. I also got a couple of pictures hung. There is a ton more fire department plaques, awards and stuff in boxes to be unpacked and homes found for but we need to get a shelf or two for that.

As my reward I sewed the bindings on the front of the queen size Tribute to Danny quilt. I almost finished hand sewing the binding on the back last night but I was starting to nod off so I quit. Only about 2 more feet to go.

Yesterday after work (Wednesdays are only 1/2 day for me), I tackled the dishwasher and then sewed the binding onto the lap size Danny quilt.  I plan on starting the hand sewing part tonight after I complete the bit left on the bigger one and then finish this one up on the drive to my sister's house tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait to throw it in the wash to remove all the carpet lint the black fabric picked up.

After I got all the clean laundry put away I rewarded myself with some Halloween See Saw block work. Here's a peak. I know the picture is blurry (I'll fix it later) but my son dropped my camera at culture camp and now it isn't working great half the time. I guess I'll have to start shopping for a new one. I thought I knew what I wanted to add to this about 1 1/2 weeks ago but when I got ready to start on it, that idea just didn't work for me. A few days and a bunch more contemplating on my part, I figured out a better plan and got a big chuck of it done.
This will likely get finished this afternoon and then mailed off in the morning. I also want to get the binding sewn on the front of Miss M's 100 Good Wishes Quilt.
During the softball tournament on Saturday there will be a lot of down time while the games are being played so I should have some time to work on this (No I don't play softball). We typically just sit around and chat but there is no reason why I can't keep my hands busy at the same time. Plus it is a 3 hour ride home afterwards. Having this one finally done and in the mail to her by early next week is my goal.

So do you reward yourself for household tasks done? I have to say that I am liking this mix. I get needed things accomplished and fuel my creative side all at the same time. A win, win situation for me!

2 of you added your own colorful comments:

Diane-crewe said...

seems like a good compromise ... one job you dont want to do.. done... one project you want to do ...worked on xx

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Looks like you have been busy! I always enjoy straightening things up in my quilt room after a big project and I always seem to sew, do housework and then more sewing!