Monday, October 19, 2015

Distractions, Distractions

At least they were fun distractions this weekend. FH and I spent the day watching football yesterday after fighting with more furniture kits for the charity dollhouse. I completely lost track of the time until it was past time for us to go to bed. Rather than stay up late to type up a blog, I figured I'd get to it this morning. Of course other things, like doing dishes, got in the way for a bit.

But we now have living room, dining, room, bathroom, and bed room furniture assembled. My friend is done with the kitchen pieces, but I don't have them here yet. She's also donating a child's bedroom set from her stash to the project.

Two more appliqued rows have stitching around the edges!

My sewing machine is giving me fits when I try to work on the edge stitching on the remaining appliqued quilt rows. I had to walk away from it the other night and start quilting finished rows instead. I'm about 3/4 of the way done with the quilting on this row.

The center panel has some more details glue-basted in place too. I'll be working on this as much as possible.

I really don't think I'll be able to get my quilt done in time to win a prize for Row by Row and this makes me sad. Too much has either come up or stood in the way. Getting sick didn't help matters and neither did loosing Gus. Other personal issues have cropped up too and have made life difficult in general, not just difficult to play with my quilt.

The charity dollhouse is one of the issues as it has the same deadline. I wish I wasn't obligated to work on it, but I am so there's no getting around that. I did tell them that if they want another dollhouse furnished/redecorated next year than I'd better get possession of it in April or May. Not only will there be more time and fewer conflicts, but I'll have the time to organize the miniature group here and we can all work on it.

But I'm determined to finish my quilt this year, even if I miss the Halloween deadline. Maybe the Row by Row people will see it even if it's not a winning quilt.

Anyways, it's time to get back to work.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

You're getting a lot done, and it all looks good. Be kind to yourself. ;-)