Saturday, December 26, 2015

Finally...some sewing!

I haven't sewn a stitch since our house sold at the beginning of November.
Things were just too hectic...trying unsuccessfully to find a new home with a quick closing, packing and all the other things that are associated with selling, buying and moving. My attention span could be measured in milli-seconds so rather than even attempt anything sewing-related and frustrating myself in the process, I decided to pack everything away until we were settled into our new home.
We're about three quarters of the way there...settled, I mean. I still have about a half a dozen boxes labeled "sewing room" to unpack which hopefully will get done in the next week or so. Most of my fabric is still somewhere in those boxes and once I get at it, it shouldn't take too long to go through them.
I've had two quilts just waiting to be bound since just before we got the news that our house sold. On Christmas Eve, I prepped the binding for both quilts and early Christmas morning, I sewed the binding onto both quilts. Last night, I finished hand sewing the binding on the first one, something that I love to do.
 
This afternoon, I'll start and hopefully finish the second one while watching Canada play the US in the annual World Junior Hockey Tournament...an annual tradition in our household for as long as I can remember. Oh, and the quilt I'll be working on is the one from my mystery quilt-along, which seems like forever ago!

20 comments:

LONA said...

Love the bunny border- nice job! It does feel good when we get back to sewing and have some time to do the things we love. Have a wonderful day! :)

Sandi said...

Congrats on getting some time to do some sewing Kaaren, enjoy the hockey game. Your quilt is looking lovely!

Clare said...

What a wonderful quilt. So nice once binding time comes along. Enjoy your new home and have plenty of time in your sewing room.

gracie said...

Beautiful quilt. Glad you are getting a little more settled in.

Janet O. said...

It is a very nice finish! I'll bet that feels good.
For some reason I thought you were renting until you found something to buy. Did you buy the home you are in now and I just didn't pay attention? : )

Susan Mac Donald said...

beautiful quilts

Paula DiMattei said...

Such a great quilt. I too LOVE to sew on bindings.....

Ronda said...

love the mystery quilt. I know it must make your heart jump just a little to get your hands back to the work you love Quilting!!!! Happy New Year in your new home.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Very glad to hear you can finally relax with some sewing. Really love the colors in this one.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Gorgeous finish Kaaren, what a wonderful quilt.
Love to sew on binding too.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Cattinka said...

All the best for you in your new home. I like the new quilt a lot, hope you will find a nice place for it in the new house.
KATRIN W.

Marie said...

Happy New Year to you in your New home. I look forward to seeing your things and wish for you much happiness.Hugs, Marie

Synthia said...

It's nice you're getting settled and 'back in the groove'. I'm sure that's very comforting. Wishing you a happy and peaceful new year.

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Sending a hug and a wish for a great start to a great year ahead.

Elyte said...

A lovely finish and best wishes for 2016.

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

I still have not unpacked my sewing room yet. Glad your further ahead. Love, love the bunnies on the quilt.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh so happy to hear you are settling in. I must admit I will miss your lovely photos of your adorable house. But, I will now look forward to seeing your new home and all your lovely work. Happy New Year.

Lesley said...

So nice to see you sewing again! The quilt is gorgeous!

Kim said...

Doing something familiar and comforting should help smooth the jangled nerves. The quilt is wonderful! Happy to hear that you are settling in. Happy New Year.

Belinda said...

Oh! Oh!
I. LIKE.
I.LIKE.