Work has been, well, work.
The clock is quickly winding down to the start of the 2013 fall semester, and I’m weeping for the summer that I didn’t experience. Usually, this is time to recoup, to marshall our forces for the fall semester, to train and re-train.
Not so this summer…
I’ve been consistently busy, and have had projects falling into my lap that are overflow from other areas of my department. We had enough incoming calls, emails and issues that I maintained a full staff this summer, instead of my usual skeleton crew.
So I decided that I needed some mindless sewing, something that didn’t require a lot of thought. I’ve also been participating in the Granny Block Bee, so I knew how super fast those particular blocks go together. That decided me on doing a granny square quilt.
My less than cheery disposition of late demanded lighter, brighter colors, so I pulled pinks, yellows and oranges, knowing that I’d used Kona White as the background. Then I realized it was a touch too bright for me, so I added in a healthy smattering of greys.
Then I started sewing.
And sewing some more.
Over the course of ten days, I put together forty-nine blocks, typically completing at least six in each sewing session. On the other hand, it took me four different days and sewing sessions to get the top together.
I’m very happy with this top, especially since it was so quick. I’m going to try and piece the backing together this week. I also have a bunch of scrap batting that I’m going to try and piece together into one large piece for this. Waste not, want not, right?