Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week's Accomplishments...

So last Sunday I posted what I intended to accomplish this coming week (See Accomplish for Week). Well, I didn't complete everything... I did not back cupcakes for the office. I did not finish reading The Minstrel Boy, although I did get a little further in it. And, I did not get the binding put on my Black Tessellation quilt.

I did, however, at least piece the blocks for my Sedona Stars quilt:
I also made a Nap Mat at the request of a friend for her son to take to preschool:

I will NEVER make another one of these. It has a built in pillow and blanket. There is some foam to make it cushy. Tabs with Velcro to close it and a strap to carry it. I found the instructions on-line and they were, well, less than clear....However, I persevered, it is done, and I have learned what my limitations are.

Sadly, about halfway through my tasks, my sewing machine went kaput on me, and I now need to find a machine shop to get it fixed, luckily, I have my traveling machine as a backup and it happily (yes, my machines have emotions) stepped in to help me finish the work. 

6 comments:

Jay said...

The sleep mat is really cute! Never?? I know what you mean...sometimes the "simplest" things turn out to be the toughest!!!

Sara said...

aw! I'm glad to see the nap mat. Was wondering if you took that on :)

love the stars - you got a lot done!

Andrea said...

LOVE the sedona stars-can't wait to see the completed quilt! I too, made a nap mat once... ONCE. I made it with minky fabric and NEVER AGAIN. :)

Andrea said...

Andrea - Yeah, the attached blanket is made out of minky fabric, which was a bear to work with (that and the confusing instructions). Personally, I don't remember having fancy nap mats when I was in preschool....

Diane said...

Love the Sedona stars quilt!

Kim Thomas said...

I would have requested the mat but its the last one you will ever do :)