I haven't posted in a while, because I had no quilty things going on. Writing about laundry and dishes isn't very interesting, so I just hadn't written.
My corner of the bedroom has had a change. I switched to my Rocketeer, which is named Cliff. I was making rally bags, and I usually make liberal use of reverse to reenforce the opening for the drawstring. The Featherweight doesn't have reverse, and it was bugging me, so I switched machines. This is the first time I've had any amount of sewing time on Cliff, and he sews like a champ! I got to make bobbins, and I switched to the straight stitch plate, so I am becoming familiar with this machine. It is a keeper, lots of fun to sew on, and very versatile since I have some cams for it. I only have six bags made so far, but it's a start.
Not having any time to sew has really been getting to me. Sewing is my time, my time to think, and block out everything else. I always wear headphones when I sew to block out the noises from everything else going on in the house and I just go to my own quilty world. My sewing room has been unavailable, but DD#2 who has been sleeping in there is away for the weekend. I moved things around a bit, and managed to access my Bernina, Roxanne. I should have worked on the rally quilt. I could have worked on bags. I have had all this desire to sew, and I just haven't been able to, and today the dam broke and I wanted something to sew where I could just sew a lot of units. I grabbed the nine patches I've been using as leaders/enders and had a blast just sewing away. The black and white nine patches were already in threesies, so I managed to sew up 80 of those today, and about 10 of the pink and white nine patches which are from squares. I'm now up to 200 black and white nine patches total, but I need over 550, so lots more to make. I strip pieced some sets to sub-cut to make more of those.
My mood is greatly improved after some real sewing time. I should have some time to sew tomorrow before I have to put things back into bedroom mode. I think I'm going to work on a fun little project tomorrow. Something I can easily finish in a couple of hours. Maybe the thrill of a finish, no matter how small, will carry me for a while, since I'll be back to little or no sewing time.
Oh, I have a funny grandkid story. Miss E from Texas loves the dog door, and when we can't find her, we know she's outside. The twins have been out the dog door before, but we discouraged it. Now that Miss E has been out it so many times, Mr L thinks he should be able to go in and out it at will. He's not sneaking around though. I was doing laundry and he comes in the dog door from outside, and says "Hi, Nana!" I tell him hi and go back to the laundry. He says, "Where's Luke? Look what Luke can do!" and goes out the dog door. As soon as he's outside, he asks very loudly, "Where's Luke?" I ask him "Where's Luke?" and he pops back in. This went on for a while, and he was very proud of his dog door skills. Of course, the dogs almost knocked him over a few times, because they were all excited about kids going in and out of their door. I may have no sewing time, but I have lots of grandkid time, and they sure do some cute stuff!