Now that I've finished Moondance, Stonehenge French Braid (pictures later) and the decision for which background to use on my hand-embroidery Forever Project (Dress Me Up), my mind (what there is of it) feels so much more settled. :-)
While I like to have multiple concurrent projects, too many of them makes me feel frazzled. Just one project of a kind, please! So, I will have *one* Forever Project, *one* pieced project OR *one* longarm project ... I can't yet figure out how to simultaneously do piece work for a top AND longarm quilting of a previously pieced top. :-)
I don't like to have a piece work and a longarm project going at the same time because they are in different rooms of the house. If I'm doing a piece work, the family can join me in my sewing room. Hear that family? My SEWING ROOM. Not the room-usurped-as-the-de-facto-family-room. :-) But, I will admit that it's nice to have company.
But, since Lizzie lives in the REAL family room, which is a completely DIFFERENT room and area of the house, if I'm doing a longarm project, I'm by myself. Which is OK too ... I just can't work on my Janome sewing machine and Lizzie at the same time. :-)
he Teacher's Pet. I've mention before ... and will repeat here ... while the cover photo shows a random block layout, it does NOT do justice to this pattern's versatility. I had completely passed this pattern by until I saw it used with fussy cut focus fabric squares in a quilting store's classroom. I was sold, sold, sold!
Last night, I fussy cut 2 focus fabrics ... teacups and fancy desserts. Both of these fabrics were purchased on a recent vacation trip. The blender fabrics came from my stash. I'm using a cracked ice, bubble gum pink, a dark chocolate brown and 3 different tan/gold fabrics (as I didn't have enough of any one of them for the entire quilt).
It's coming along nicely and I'm pleased with how it looks so far.
Once this top is pieced, I think I'm going to switch to Lizzie mode. I have a whole MESSLOAD of top/batting/backing bundles to be quilted and that stack is beginning to prey on (what's left of) my mind.