I think it took me an entire week of being home from my trip before I felt like my brain was back in the right time zone.
(And I won't even mention the fact that I haven't completely unpacked yet. Ahem.)
And I have this strange quirk of hating to sew or work on a project while my house is a mess. And boy, has it been a mess since I got home.
So I am just happy to have started sewing again within the past week.
This is what I chose to start with:
This is the beginning of our Christmas Stockings.
I debated what to do for awhile...hourglass or double hourglass to match the Christmas tree skirt I made last year? Straight strips? In the end, I decided to do the wonky strips.
I wanted the stockings to have a little more modern feel, and I felt the blocks would make them too "country" feeling, if you know what I mean.
So, I finally pulled out the Jelly Roll that has been waiting on the shelf for the past 3 or 4 years to get this project started, and got to work.
Right now I am piecing the strips. Then I will quilt them to the batting. Then I have to check my stash to see if I have any white/cream that matches, because I want to make white cuffs with each of our names embroidered on them. In gold.
I know, I'm getting all fancy on you.
Anyway, that is my new WiP for this week.
I think I also had a genius idea on what to do for one of my secret projects. I will write more about that as I finish working it all out.
Here are my stats:
WiP's finished - 0
New WiP's started - 1
Christmas Stockings - moved from the "Back Burner" list
WiP's worked on - 1
WiP's NOT worked on: 6
*ONE Key fob to finish
*ONE dress to finish
Swoon mini quilt
Denim Rag Quilt
Star Baby Quilt
On the back burner/not started yet: 4
Bed quilt (Swoon)
Secret gift #1 (fabric purchased)
Secret gift #2
Possible - dress, matching doll dress, and doll quilt for my niece for Christmas
Total = 11 - Up one from last week!
Linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced!