Sunday, April 28, 2013

Prep Work...

Before I really started with the packing, I took some time to work ahead on some small projects.  First, I finished the next Quilt in a Box block, Hilary's this month.

Hilary's Block
Then I worked on making enough HST's to swap for the next several months.  Since all of my fabric will be packed up, I needed to get this done early.  I'm swapping two sets each month, so that gives me through July to finish the renovation.  (I really hope it doesn't take that long!)

HST's to swap for the next 3 months
I'll still have projects to work on during the renovation, since I can't see not sewing for that long. They're mostly things that need to be quilted, not pieced, although I wouldn't rule out another Schnibbles quilt or two.  My dear husband has said he doesn't mind if I take over the sunroom for my sewing while the reno is taking place, so that gives me a place to work.

So many plans now are running through my head!  It's so exciting and so busy at the same time, but I'm reminding myself to take one tiny step at a time.

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 
James 1:19 (NLT)


  1. You know what they say about renos--double the budget and double the time... It sounds like you are organized and it is good that you will have a sewing space while the work is ongoing. I love the fussy cutting of the center square of the first block!

  2. The block for Hils is gorgeous!

  3. Very pretty block! Good luck with the renovations.

  4. I will be going into withdrawal this week. My 830 will be having her spa day. However, the tech is behind, as usual, so she may be gone a month!