In my case, one of the cons is I try to over-achieve, get more done on the list than is actually on the list....when I don't, I feel like I did nothing all day....What can I say, I have high expectations of myself.
So February started out with my list - based on Jonathan's work schedule I know which days I'm "hand" sewing or "machine" sewing.
I had 8 blocks to complete as of January 31st - so Saturday I started! First, I chose all the fabrics for the 8 blocks and then I marked them with the templates and finally I cut them all. In addition I managed to piece 3 blocks.....
Block # 82 - Spider Legs - 37 pieces
Block #110 - Wood Lily - 57 pieces
Block #96 - Tulip - 14 pieces
I also began piecing the last three rows, 11, 10 and 9. As I completed the blocks needed for the rows I added it to the rows.
Rows 9, 10 and 11 started.
I probably would have kept going but enough was enough and I had Sunday to work on my hand piecing as well. Sunday turned out to be pretty productive as well and I was way ahead on my list (over-achiever!). Sunday I pieced another 2 blocks and managed to complete Row 9.
Block #94 - Tall Pine Tree - 20 pieces
Block # 104 - Wild Geese - 32 pieces
Row # 9 completed.
Yesterday was a whole other story. Jonathan was working so I could machine piece. I did start working on my backing for the panel quilt but really didn't get much done and today was the same - so much for lists!!! Weird - I just couldn't get my heart into it - too much fiddling and measuring, etc....I guess, but I did get it started.
Last night I stopped early to watch TV in the bedroom so I could get back to my Farmer's Wife - now I am obsessed..... I got another block done and Row 10 is also completed....
Block #77 - Seasons - 9 pieces
Row 10 completed.
I have one block left to piece - 1 row left to complete and 3 rows to add on to the rest of the quilt top, then the borders and backing and off to Sandy to be basted. I am now completely obsessed with completing this project......
So much for lists - this was not supposed to be done until some time near the end of next week. Now if I can only move this motivation onto those backings I have to do I will really be way ahead of the game! We'll see what I get done tonight - the night is still young.....
Have a great day everyone!