I have the pleasure of a bonus day off work today.
Twice this week I've needed to work overtime to cover my colleague's absence and decided to take time off in lieu instead of claiming the pay so I now have all day to play.
It's a good job too as I still have lots of stitching to do and a large proportion of the items have to be completed by Sunday teatime so Nigel can head off up the road to take them to their destinations.
This coupled with the prospect of a very busy weekend for the girls rugby team means I was starting to descend into the counter-productive 'Ever Decreasing Circle Panic Hell Hole'. However I always work better under pressure and to short deadlines (she says trying to convince herself)
Anyway I have been crawling about on my knees this morning sandwiching Spencer's I Spy quilt. The knees have started to protest loudly and painfully so I'm having a ten minute break to show you some of my progress before I go back and pin the other half.
I don't know where I'd be without my pinning tool - my fingers would be objecting as much as my knees.
I also finished stitching the binding on my brother's table runner this morning - that's a finish! Yippee!!!
I would have loved to quilt this a little more sympathetically to the pattern but unfortunately needs must and I'm sure they won't mind - they don't actually have a choice really. Maybe after Christmas I might make one for us and spend some serious time quilting it in a more delicate fashion.
So there is some progress - I'd love to get the I spy quilt quilted and bound today - I'm afraid it's only getting the large meander treatment - but it will be serviceable and relatively indestructible.
I'm sure I felt I'd started all this work in good time for Christmas this year - after all I was stitching I Spy blocks in early November - maybe I should make a start in January for next years collection :o)
Ok - knee break over - gotta go sew again!