After last week’s lack of progress in virtually everything, I was hoping for major productivity this week, but alas, my machine had other ideas—it decided it needed some time out at the sewing machine spa instead. So with Thanksgiving bearing down on us, I decided to keep busy with another one of these knitted Christmas stockings. You might remember that I knitted one last year and it turned out comically huge. This one looks like it’s actually for a normal-sized human being—so far, so good.
Also this week: Now that sewing is my job instead of “just” my hobby, I’ve found that actually washing and using my quilts has become something of an act of courage. I mean, what if somebody wants to put that quilt in a show or photograph it for a magazine? What if it’s no longer 100% perfect for my trunk shows? (Okay, it wasn’t ever 100% perfect in the first place, but you know what I mean.) But an important tenet of modern quilting is that quilts should actually be used, and I’m still very committed to that. So today, my Fair Isle and Wavelength quilts are taking their first trips through the spin cycle (accompanied by several Shout Color Catchers!), and then they will join the pile of quilts next to my couch that are available to be used by the whole family. That’s not to say you won’t still see those two quilts in my future trunk shows—it’s just that when you do, they might show a few more signs of being “loved”.
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