No Finishes Yet

Well, it's been a week.  I haven't finished anything yet, but I've started a few things.  Story of my life!  Ha ha!

I quilted my Gracie Girl quilt last week and am slowly (very slowly) binding it.  The binding is a dark navy and I have trouble seeing my stitches in dark colors, so I've been working under my magnifying lamp.  Hopefully it will be finished by next week!  I'm just short of 3/4 done now.

I started making four mug rugs.  The pattern is called Millennium Falcon Cockpit Mug Rug by Isabella's Whimsy on Etsy.
I did order some fabric for a new quilt top.  I already have the backing, so I just ordered a solid that matched.  I'm waiting for that to arrive.  I also ordered a mystery mini quilt kit.  I know what the fabric looks like, but not what the pattern will be.  I may or may not make the project.  I think I'll need to finish a few things before I start these new things though. 😁

My kids somehow found some free patterns for making your own beanie stuffed animals and insisted they must make some.  We started on my son's yellow flounder last night.  My daughter is making a seal with her leopard(?) fabric.  I had to go digging through my stash to find some polyester pellets so we didn't get very far last night.  We'll probably work toward finishing those tonight and hopefully be completely done by the weekend.
I finally finished ripping apart and reassembling my cross quilt.  The top is now done.  So far I haven't been able to find any matching backing fabric.  I'll need to make a trip to a quilt store some day when I have time to drive.
I've also been working on a presentation for my guild about how to attach borders to your quilt top so that the top lays flat.  That's nearly done; I just have to organize the information and make it look pretty.  I may share it here after I give the presentation.

My cross stitch projects have stalled out.  I have mistakes in both.  When I get frustrated, I need to step back for a while until I have calmed down.  Sometimes it takes a really long while.  I know where the mistakes are in the corgi pattern. I just have to decide whether I want to rip out what I did or just try to adjust and fix what I can.  I haven't found my error in the Devil's Tower one.  We're also still stalled out on our puzzle until we have a larger work space.

I got a surprise #getyourquiltywishesgranted package yesterday!  This one was a trade.  I sent various scraps and she was going to send me some selvedges.  Better late than never, and it was a nice surprise to an otherwise mediocre day!
My husband has been hard at work in my sewing room.  The trim is all painted and the drop ceiling is installed.  
In case you missed it last week, here's what still needs to be done.

  • wire the outlets
  • install one more light
  • install a drop ceiling in the big closet
  • install carpet in the big closet
  • install knobs and pulls on the desk and cabinets
  • clean all the cabinets and install the shelves inside them
  • finish the countertop
  • install shoe moulding along the cabinets
  • install a smoke alarm and wi-fi booster thing
  • put on the doors for both closets
  • install doorknobs
  • get some glass cut for one set of cabinet doors
  • finish up the crown molding
  • finish making the top for my cutting table
  • break down, move, and reassemble the long arm
  • move all my stuff in
Speaking of moving all my stuff in, I'm a bit worried that even with this big space, my stuff will not fit.  That's pretty embarrassing!  I know that there is a lot of stuff I could sell or donate, but still.  I guess I just need to work a lot harder at finishing things.  And spend a lot of time reorganizing things so that I can see and use what I have.

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