Among my other activities and in my spare time (HAHAHA), I belong to a knitting club called CHIX. We meet once a month and last night was my turn to host.
Food first!! I whipped up some chocolate chip biscotti over the weekend which were a big hit.
Since I really don't love knitting and didn't have anything ready for working on last night, I decided I should find a hand-sewing project I could substitute. You might ask WHY I belong to a knitting club if I don't love knitting... that's for another blog post! In my defense, there's another woman who also isn't much of a knitter who was sewing down a binding on a charity quilt!.
I also didn't have anything in process so I did a quick survey of my piles and found a mini quilt I'd made and quilted some years ago (I must confess that I have ABSOLUTELY no recollection as to where, when or why I made this!) which needed a binding. ( I do have a very vague recollection of deciding on the variety of reds for the setting triangles, but that's about it!)
What's the lesson here? Don't leave things "almost done"? Be sure to use labels?? Not sure.
So I quickly found a fabric, sewed on the binding and I had a hand sewing project for when my fellow CHIX were visiting, sewing down the binding. It kept me busy the entire time I had my friends over, so it was perfect. And it is now hanging on my wall with other small quilts.
Can't say, though, that the completion reduced the pile size by much nor did my stash get reduced much...the gold for the binding was maybe half a yard! ;-)
What next??? hmmmmm. I did start that mini I showed you earlier this week, starting to cut out my squares and backgrounds for the snowball blocks! Stay tuned... I'm feeling in the mini mood and completing things is sounding really appealing to me!
And in typical Randy fashion, here is the back: