Since the Olympics started, I’ve been making a concerted effort to stay upstairs and watch the evening coverage rather than lurking in my basement sewing cave. However, not sewing for a couple weeks isn’t an option if I want to keep my sanity. So I pulled out the box with my clamshell quilt and have been working on it while we watch skiing, figure skating, and the like.
The baby is in bed – because he is not a happy camper after 7:30.
My four-year old is full of questions – Who do we like (cheer for)? :Answer: Why are they doing X? :Answer: Why? :Answer: Why? :Answer: Why? (You get the picture.)
My husband dozes on and off in the arm chair (he’s worked a full day and then helped feed the cattle and sheep after work).
And I, I stitch.
I measured the other evening, and my quilt was 54” wide by 45” long. To keep it the same proportions as a 60”x72” throw quilt, I am going to make it 65” long. I then measured my clamshells and figured out each row adds 2” to the length (Are you kidding me? That’s it? Why didn’t I know this ahead of time?)
The good news: it’s just 10 more rows.
The bad news: it’s 10 more rows. And I may need to make a few more clamshells - my box is running low on variety.
Since I measured, I’ve added one row and just last night pinned and got started on a second row. So I have 8.5 rows to go. We’ll see how far I get after the closing ceremony.
One of my “goals” for the year is to focus on one UFO a month. Maybe not finishing them, but making a focused effort to work on them. I hadn’t intended for February to be clamshells, but I guess it counts. I’m hoping this one will be done for the Christmas season this year. It’s only been
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