Not much forward progress on the quilts. A little bit of one step forward two steps back this week.
Over the holidays we headed to Florida to spend time with my family. I brought a hand piecing project along with me and barely took it out of the travel case. This is an improvement over the trip in October where I packed my sewing machine when we went to Disney in case of rain. Had wonderful weather. Never took it out of its case.
We returned a few days earlier than planned and I finally tackled the project I've been planning since June when Gus went to stay with my parents for two weeks... Move Gus's room to the "office/storage" room and create a sewing/office space in his old bedroom. I figured that I could get a lot of it done with the two non-hockey weekends. Sadly, I caught a cold halfway through, with only 2/3 of the furniture moved, so we've been climbing over things for a few weeks now as hockey started back up with a vengeance.
Finally, last Thursday night, I was able to move my sewing table into my new space and by Monday night I put books on the shelves and hung rulers on the wall. And I even sewed. And here is where two steps back enters the picture. I started to notice that I was pushing a wave of fabric along the seam, especially where I crossed the horizontal anchor seam. Still not thinking straight, and excited to be sewing again, I soldiered on and finished the stitch-in-the-ditch anchor seams. Tuesday morning I figured out the problem - and gained a whole new appreciation for my walking foot which I had forgotten to install. Tuesday night I took the seams back out - fastest seam removal ever...