Whilst she was gone I got my machine out as I needed to sew the binding on the little mat I'd used as quilting practice with the quilting templates. That was soon done and this evening I'll get the back stitched down. I have one more bath mat to quilt and this will be another piece that I use to practice quilting patterns. This year I'm determined to improve my free motion quilting and enlarge my catalogue of patterns I can do.
Once I'd done that I cast off the stitches on the back of the jacket I'm knitting. For some reason I put the needles away that I need to start the ribbing on the next piece. It's very unlike me as I usually leave them in my knitting bag. I'll get them out when I've finished this and get the ribbing for the left front done. I try to knit a minimum number of rows each day so that I will get it finished this year and preferably before we go into the autumn season.
I will also have time this evening to work on the 2nd pride and prejudice block. These blocks are nice and easy stitching, perfect for an evening of chatting with the family.
Much later in the evening Richard and Lucy will be watching Super Bowl 2021. I'm not sure who they're supporting but I think it's the Chiefs. They bought in snacks earlier today and Lucy had a nap after her run as she is in work tomorrow. This became an annual event for them a few years back and normally they would watch with friends but this year it will just be them. I'm sure the two of them will manage to create the right vibes to make it fun, so long as they don't wake me up. My days of willingly depriving myself of sleep are long gone.
The Show your stripes blog hop starts in two weeks (22nd February) I love these blog hops as they provide so much inspiration. Not that I need inspiration to start new projects, I manage that all on my own. I promised myself I wouldn't start a project until I'd finished an old one. I've only finished one quilt this year and I've started 3 more. I think I might need to retire to fit all the projects in that I'd like to make. On the upside all three quilts are being made from scraps so my scrap boxes should be a little emptier when I finish them.
I'm linking this post with Kathy from Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching.