I love the beginning of each month. So many new possibilities. I realized I've become much less regular about posting recently. This is partly due to some of the projects I've been working on--ones I can't share right away. I've missed blogging regularly about my ongoing quilting projects. I got myself in a bit over my head with everything I "had to do". I'm almost finished with my outside projects I've committed to and am looking forward to doing my own sewing again. Some of the projects I have on the table were ones I committed to months ago, and it's now crunch time. Since then I've become much more careful about committing to the extras. It sounds all fun at the time, but I have decided to be more selective about where I spend my quilty time. I'm a much happier quilter when I'm just doing my own stuff.
I am finding a bit more quilty time now that school has started. My oldest kiddo started kindergarten this week. It was a strange feeling to drop her off at her new school with all those older kids. She loves it and is so happy when she gets home each day. It's only 1/2 day which I'm really happy about. I think full-day would be too much for both of us right now.
Three mornings a week I have an empty car after dropping my twins off at preschool. I'm really liking this break idea.
Yesterday during my break I worked frantically with this pile of fabric. I just finished a very fun bag for Travel Homemade for Sewing Summit which I'll be sharing in a couple weeks.
I chopped my hair last weekend and love it. The hubs made me get a "before" picture. This wonderful picture was after my unfixed old hair had been in bun all day. Lovely, right?
And the self-portrait in the bathroom mirror after my friend chopped 8+ inches off my head. Soooo much better. I know I'm not a long hair person. I'm not sure why I try.
In slightly sad news I shipped off my Pixelated Color Wheel quilt the other day. I am really going to miss it. I was having regrets about entering it in the Modern Quilts display with the International Quilt Festival as I packed it up. But now that it's gone I honestly want to remake it only smaller. These are 1.5" finished squares. Wouldn't it be so great with 1" finished squares? I might have some sort of sickness. If you see it in Houston will you take a picture for me?
Finally on the design wall today-- I switch up my design wall all the time even if I'm not really planning to work on the project I put up. It's like my own personal art wall. I love having something on there. This project is the predecessor to the quilt I made for Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine--the one on the cover next month (okay, I admit I'm really, really excited about that part)! I made these blocks about a year ago and haven't shared them here or done anything with them. I think it's about time they were made into a quilt.
Hope you're having a great week!