I haven't had much time to sew lately. It's been wearing on me, as it's a big stress reliever for me. And not doing it, coupled with having looming and long-overdue deadlines has been adding to my stress. So the other day I sat down at the sewing machine, determined to move on.
I started with a simple, fun pouch for my new DS*. I started with a tiny fussy-cut square of new sun fabric I bought recently, and made a tiny sawtooth star. Which I then added to until I had two little panels, and fused it to some batting via tiny matchstick quilting. Voila.
Next, I completed a set of silverware savers for a friend. She asked if I could make a set of holders for her set of 13 rainbow-colored fiesta ware plates based on this tutorial. In December. Oops. They're done now, and I do believe I used a method (similar to the method I use on my crayon rolls) which improves upon the final product. Yay me!
I also made a block for the SMQG Clothworks challenge, which is due tonight. (We were given 8 squares of fabric to make one or two blocks for a charity quilt. Clothworks provided the fabric!) The last picture is my take on a "modern" block.
While it's not a ton of finished work, it's a start. I think my inability to make time has been fixed, as I now can't wait to get back to my machine! Friday afternoon, I'm making a date with my projects! One of the nephews had a birthday and needs his present from (his favorite) Auntie (actually, I'm his only auntie, but whatever.)