Lest you think I am some sort of super mom, I thought I would share a few tricks that help me keep my sewing progressing even in the summer. None of these are amazingly unique.
1. Laundry is my biggest secret. I do the laundry, which is where all my sewing items are, so every time I throw in a load I spend a few minutes doing something quilting related.
2. Something is always ready. See #1. Adding a few minutes to pin blocks while my daughter is brushing teeth, or iron a set of piecing, means I’m ready for my next sewing opportunity. Along the same vein, if I finish a particular project, I change the needle and thread before I leave the machine so it’s ready for the next one. (Ps. The laundry /sewing room is on the second floor next to the bedrooms).
3. Handwork. I like to have a handwork project, often knitting, ready to go.
Speaking of which, here is my most recent finish, my orange socks started about a year and a half ago. At one point I was only working on them while my daughter was on swimming lessons. A made up simple pattern with a short row toe and heel in a slippery hand dyed bamboo yarn. This was on my Q3 Finish a Long list. I made enough mistakes between #1 and #2 that they’re not identical. So be it.
Linking up to Main Crush Monday with Cooking Up Quilts.