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. http://www.amazon.com/The-Little-Engine-That-Could/dp/0399244670. 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