Friday was a sewing day for me, thanks to my wonderful husband. He asked me what I wanted for Valentines Day/ our anniversary (they are just a few days apart). He offered suggestions such as a massage, pedicure, facial, etc. What I really wanted was a day to sew and have a day off from being the mom. When I suggested this, he told me he would give me two days! I took my first sewing day on Friday (the hubs has every Friday off). He let me sleep in until 9:30. I headed down to sew and accomplished quite a bit. I did help out with lunch and dinner and a few other things, but for the most part he watched the kiddos on his own all day. It was really nice to be able to focus for a long amount of time on projects I've wanted to get done.
I worked on my swap projects to get them off my shelf.
First I quilted my quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap. I just need to finish up the binding.
Here's my little photography helper.
I also worked on my project from the Urban Home Goods Swap. I did the hand stitching and binding on Saturday and Sunday during naptime. My swap partner has a small dining table. I thought this would be a fun, unique table topper rather than the typical rectangle table runner. I've wanted to try making a circle quilt for a while so this was a great opportunity. I debated between backing this scrappy Dresden with natural linen or white. I'm so glad I went with the linen. I think the white would have been too bright on this project.
This was also my first try at decorative hand quilting. I really like the effect.
Finally, I finished my project for the Spicing up the Kitchen Swap.
First up is a Kitchenaid mixer cover. I was really excited to show my husband this project. He then asked if I was going to make one for our kitchen as well. I just might.
I'm also sending a towel embellished with Bliss.
I'm almost done with my swaps. It was fun, and I was able to make some projects I normally wouldn't have. Although, I don't think I'll sign up again for a while. There are too many other projects of my own that I'd like to devote my time to.
I think I'll use my second sewing day to work on my quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge. I'm not sure the hubs is ready for another day in charge for a while, though.
I'm linking up to Sew Modern Monday over at Canoe Ridge Creations. Head on over there and see the other great projects.