Since we ended up coming home instead of traveling, I had a chance to start quilt DS the Elder's quilt, and it's over halfway quilted. We ended up with DD#2 and DSIL coming down to visit this weekend, and we had a good time with them. DSIL replaced the broken ceiling fan in our bedroom with the one I bought that has a remote control. I am really liking that! Too hot or cold in the middle of the night? Use the remote to change the fan speed; very, very convenient!
I had done a couple of last minute projects I hadn't shown on here, and since we won't be going to New England for months now, I'll go ahead and show them now, lest I forget to ever show them.
I went through my orphan block box and grabbed some 6" or smaller blocks, and made some mug rugs out of them. It helped clean out my orphan box a bit, and now I've got some quick gifts made up.
One day I was really stressed out, mostly because of my massive to-do list. It may not make much sense, but my way of dealing with the stress, was to blow off doing anything that needed to be done, and have a play day. I had a bunch of two color HST's that were cutoff's from another quilt. I trimmed them all to 1.75" a long time ago, and they've just been sitting in a Ziploc bag. I didn't know how many there were, nor did I really care. I started playing with them and making some 16 patches. I started out making two of each block, then I started doing color opposite blocks, then I decided to make the rest of the blocks all different. No plan, no counting, just playing. Well, I ended up with 20 blocks, and no HST's left over, so I must have had 320 of them originally. I decided it wouldn't really take that long to make the blocks into a lap quilt, so I got the top done the same day I was working on the blocks, and I quilted it a couple days later.
Here is my play day quilt, made with no planning at all. I think it's pretty cute, and it was really stress relieving to just play with some fabric. It's my second finish of 2014, but a bunch of finishes will be coming shortly. I hope to finish DS the Elder's quilt this weekend.