Saturday, February 18, 2012

Scraps and Leftovers

I made a tiny dent in my fall strings and added 16 more blocks for a total of 27 so far to the 48 needed for one quilt for the Heartstrings Quilt Project challenge.  I'm using tangerine for the centers. 

And this is the start of something using even the smallest of my 30s reproduction scraps. I have 31 of these wedges and need 128. I'm not going to say what they are for until I know I've got the 128 finished. Then I know I will actually make the quilt. 

I wonder if I sewed for a living if I would get tired of it. And what would I do to alleviate stress then? I only have 5 more years until retirement. I keep telling myself that. At least in these hard time I still have a job and for that I am thankful. 

3 comments:

Juli said...

Looks like you have some great projects going on!

As for the sewing for a living...my sister did sew for her day job for a while. She didn't really quilt anymore because by the time she got home from work she didn't want to sit at the machine anymore.

Anonymous said...

I counted the days til I could retire and quilt too - I still can't find enough time LOL! Glad you're working on the FMQ Challenge too.
Pat in Oregon

Cathy K said...

I think that if you love sewing, and need a regular fix, that sewing for a living would be fun. I hope to be trying it out this summer in local boutiques, and my new sewing machine arrives today. But my Etsy keeps me really busy, so that is good. Unlike you, the economy took away my job 4 years ago (credit manager in the construction industry; a double whammy). Enjoy your job for now; everything comes in its time. Hugs, Cathy