The first week of January I didn't finish anything in the sewing room, but with my teenaged sons' and husband's brawn and my planning (read, "brains"), we built a fire pit for our yard. Isn't it awesome? We've already had several fires in it and made s'mores. It is wonderful to sit out under the Milky Way on a cold night and be warmed by the fire.
The second week in January was hectic at work and getting Jake ready to fly back to Tucson for Spring Semester at the University of Arizona, so I didn't get much done. I did, however, finish a small bolster pillow for Sam that I had started months ago. I didn't finish it because the pillow casing was too long and I loathed the prospect of ripping out a bunch of stitches. But I finally did it. I love the mustache fabric and so does Sam, who has to shave about once a month now. If you look closely, you can see a shadow of a mustache on the boy's upper lip.
Last week I had to say good-bye to Jake for the next several months amidst more hecticness at work. Is "hecticness" a word?! Anyways, while I didn't finish a project during the week, I did have a commission request land in my lap last Monday. I told the client that I would need two months to quilt and bead a wall quilt for his ranch house in Corpus Christi. I am so excited by the prospect. Here are the fabrics I'm considering; I will ask for his input too.
Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and instead of doing something worthwhile like volunteering on my day off, I made a book bag for myself. I'll try to do better next year.
Luckily, it's just Tuesday night, so I have a few days to figure out what project I'm going to complete this weekend - I would really like to make it through at least the first month of the year with my "one project per week" goal intact. Wish me luck.
Until next week...