Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Day Late and a Dozen Short

It's the day after Tally It Up Friday, and here is my progress report on my huge custom order--a day late.

All the machine sewing on the 38 Metro Cafe mixers mitts is done, but that front row of  18 "cuffed" mitts?  I still need to hand sew the inside binding to the lining fabric.

I finished cutting out 84 pieces of the BEAUTIFUL Gallery Fiori poppies fabric designed by Karen Tusinski for P&B Textiles for the remaining 42 mitts, and 84 pieces of the BEAUTIFUL Gallery Fiori tone on tone roses fabric for the lining.  (I'd already precut the three batting layers.)  I also cut 42 hanging tabs and 42 binding strips.  I feel a little like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, getting a bit weary looking at all those poppies----but they are SO pretty!

AND today I quilted 24 mitt pieces that will become 12 finished mitts tomorrow.  But as of Friday night (big yawn), I'm technically a dozen short of my goal :-(.

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow -- you're only a day away!!  (You're lucky you can't hear me sing this --- Annie I ain't.)  When those 12 are finished that will put me at 50, my goal for the end of this week.

Oh--and that little white note stuck to the front of my machine?  It says 59.  Grandson Oliver (age almost 6) taped that to my machine on my 59th birthday.  He says he'll change it to 60 next year, when I'm REALLY old!

Only 30 more poppies mitts to go.....So I'll keep on quilting.  I've placed myself on self-imposed house arrest this weekend so I can sew, sew, sew!

And I'll put the pedal of my Janome QC to the metal.  Love the turtle and bunny speed control on my machine. Sew, Bunny, sew!  Faster, Bunny, faster!

I still believe I will meet my July 23 shipping deadline.  I think I can. I think I can. I think I can..... One of my favorite children's books of all time is the 1930 children's classic, The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper. Hopefully by this time next week, I'll be chugging happily down a mountain of 80 finished mitts saying, "I thought I could, I though I could, I thought I could."

LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. Wow - what an impressive stack of mitts! I admire your productivity and discipline :).

    You do need to show a photo of the entire project when it's all finally done :).

  2. You may be a day late and a dozen short, but I am still super impressed!!

  3. Good luck! You're still making great progress. The note is too cute.

  4. Look at you go!! I really admire your dedication...I find it so hard to sit and sew for hours on end and only do it when I absolutely have to! Great job!!

  5. WooHoo...You're doing great! I hope you get a lot done this weekend and meet and exceed your goal for the week :)

  6. So impressed that you took that large order,Yes it's a matter of-
    I know I can! (love the fabrics)
    A note on using stash-read: Cut the Scraps by Joan Ford. Found at my library, it will get you on track to dig in that stash!

  7. Wow! I'm tired just reading your post! You can meet that deadline, I know you can!!!

  8. Wow. That is a lot of mittens. I hope you are getting them done.

  9. Wow, you have really been busy. I am feeling like a lazy girl :)