Getting back into the sewing/quilting groove has been a bit of a process for me. Since finishing up the last gift project around 6pm on Christmas Eve, I've only entered the sewing room to iron a shirt and hide some clutter!
Too much other stuff needed my attention: Christmas cooking and baking; Christmas/New'Year's hostessing; and bowling - the Sugar Bowl variety - GO BUCKS! - I just had to put sewing on the back burner for a week or two.
Oh what a thriller that game was!! I was a nervous wreck!! I was multi-tasking with some hand-piecing, but did not get much done because the game was so exciting!!
What was I piecing??? Well, remember back on the first of January, I mentioned finding the Civil War quilt blog of Barbara Brackman; this piqued my interest! I thought to myself that I could stitch this block by hand while watching the Buckeyes, so I rummaged through a few drawers, found fabrics that pleased me, and went to work on "Catch Me If You Can." Here is an unpressed, in progress photo...
I was not overly pleased with the way it was turning out, so I cut out another set of triangles, and this morning put a block together on the machine. I do like it.
I will finish the hand-pieced block, but I might "unsew" a few stitches in the process.