Hi there! How are you? I’m doing well, but apparently I’m a week behind. I don’t know if you noticed, but I totally didn’t post MCM last week. What was up with that?!? I’m going to chalk it up to ‘brain fog’ and the fact that my days are running into each other and I’m having a difficult time even remembering what day of the week it is. My planner hasn’t been opened in weeks. I think I’m going to get it out and do some coloring on the pages just to make it look like it’s being used. LOL Are you struggling with this too? If so, just know that you’re not alone!

I finished several customer quilts last week but can’t share them until after they are back in their homes. One was a really cute Dr. Suess quilt that I can’t wait to show you. There’s also an adorable baby quilt that I embroidered the baby’s name on. I’m going to give you a glimpse of that one and show the entire quilt later.

Personalized baby quilt with embroidered name by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

Look at those fabrics! I’m in love with the arrow print, and those little birds are freaking adorable! Too, too cute.

The quilt I am currently working on is this lap quilt using some great bee prints:

Hexagon bee quilt, quilting by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

The hexies are all EPP, and Lynne’s handstitching is wonderful. I can’t see any of her stitches where she put the hexies together. I just finished all the stitch in the ditch work, and will now began adding all the fun quilting. Hopefully I’ll have it finished on Tuesday and can move on to the next one. I have 16 quilts in the queue, so I’m definitely making progress. Once those are done, I’ll be free to quilt some of my own tops. It’s a race against the clock for me – I want to get all those quilts done before the stay-at-home order is lifted and new quilts come flooding in. Tick tock…..

One of the projects I’ve been working on in the evenings is a new hobby I’m playing with – needle punch. Have you tried it? There’s something really satisfying about stabbing a piece of fabric with needle and thread/yarn – over and over again. I love that it doesn’t require precision, and once I bought the punch needle, the other supplies are pretty inexpensive. Here’s my first piece:

Needle punch kit

I bought this as a kit from a seller on Etsy. It comes with everything you need to punch, even the needle. The canvas was already pre-stretched and loaded onto the frame which I didn’t expect but loved. All I had to do was trace the pattern, load up the needle with the wool yarn and start punching!

I don’t know what I’m going to do with this piece – make a small pillow, or maybe a simple wallhanging. I do know I’d like to do a much larger piece now – maybe a rug? I’m researching my options to see what I’d like to do next. You know, in those early morning hours when I should be sleeping but there’s too many crafts to do!

Okay, that’s it for me today. Later today I’ll be meeting up with some customers to deliver their quilts to them, being cautious to stay within social distancing guidelines. And then it’s back to work with Freddie! What will your day bring?

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