Friday, September 18, 2015

just a little bit of a sneak peek...at my amazing powers of deduction...


this week I was able to get a couple nights in the sewing room. I decided to work on my zig-zag strips, and got the orange ones done. and since I'm extra perceptive these days (ha!) I decided to go ahead and do the brown ones while I was at it...
 
and here's another amazing idea of mine from this week: while the girls were working on their school at the school room table, and I was (very) attentively supervising them as they worked on math, science and language arts I also spritzed, pressed and cut the zig-zag squares. normally i'll drink coffee and surf facebook and/or instagram (follow me @ jlcap69), but I realized that I really could (and should) use my time better, and get some stuff done. I'll often have plans to go to the sewing room in the afternoon when my work is done (ha!) or in the evening if I'm not too tired. (ha! again).
 
so that was a win/win for us all. I have a very little pile of the D4P at the table to work on, and also the red and black zig-zags to get pressed and cut.
 
next week is super, extra busy with 2 days of butchering the meat birds, sewing circle at church, our last (regular) CSA pickup on Thursday, and a field trip to Genesee Country Village on Friday. then, the last Farmer's Market is on Saturday.
 
I'm whooped already!

14 comments:

scraphappy said...

Ah, working ahead I see. The orange and brown look very nice together actually. Getting things done while sitting with the kids sounds like a great idea to me. Being a mom means lots of waiting around.

katie z. said...

I really like the orange and brown together too.

We butcher turkeys today, so it will get crazy, but at least it will be done. I've been doing lots of garden clean up and storing all our chicken tractor materials for next spring. I hope your farming gives you a little break soon!

Marly said...

Lovely chevron blocks, and good luck with the rest of the D4P's. Good idea doing something constructive while the students are working individually, all school teachers do it! (Mind you I never did my ironing in the classroom, but then the students were other people's children!)

LA Paylor said...

spending your time creating leaves you with something at the end. LeeAnna

Kate said...

Your Zigzag quilt is really coming together. It can be challenging to fit in sewing time, sounds like you found a good way to fit it into your schedule.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

great use of your time and creativity. Well done Mom on setting a great example. You have a very very busy life!!

PaulaB quilts said...

Spending your rime on a nice project is a clever idea. Moms have to catch minutes while they can. Lovely collection, all blending so well.

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW glad to hear that you used your time wisely this week. The brown and ORANGE rows GREAT!!

Angie said...

Glad you had a win-win that allowed more fabric therapy! Love the brown and orange zig-zags!

Sheila said...

Looking great. Love all those prints!

Deb A said...

Great use of your time to do that while they are doing school work. Love the orange and brown together. Good luck this week - sounds like a very busy one. Hope you can squeeze in some stitching.

Magpie Sue said...

Whew! Busy week! I like your zig zag blocks; hope you get to do some more in the near future. :-)

Dasha said...

Those blocks of yours are giving me ideas - I have this great pile of 2" and 2.5" strips.........

Millie said...

When my son was in grade school I used to draw. (At that time I was a professional artist.) I set up a small drafting table next to my drawing table, and in the evenings while I worked on a drawing, he sat beside me and did his homework. I was close by if he needed help and I could get something done. We did this for years, and I remember him asking "Are you going to draw tonight?" when I'd ask him if he'd done his homework. He always preferred doing it while I was drawing.

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