The month is nearly half over and I have finished piecing my blocks for this month's Another Year of Schnibbles. The pattern is a brand new one called "Canasta" meaning baskets. I used some left over vegetable fabrics from making my mom her place mats for Mother's Day. I also bought some cute little fruit prints to give it more variety. Kind of a "Summer's Bounty Baskets," I will have to name it that on a label. (Not that I am good at labeling my quilts, but Kelly over at My Quilt Infatuation is inspiring me to get in that good labeling habit. She even made a cool tutorial about making labels.)
Aren't the baskets adorable? I hope to get this top pieced this week, but I had to return to work today for meetings the rest of this week. I usually am pretty tired when we head back to work for the first couple of weeks, so there is no guarantee I will get it done!
Going back to work/school (I am a teacher) is pretty stressful at first. Establishing routines, getting up early, having to put my brain back to work, etc. takes their toll. In order to relax, after long, stressful days, I like to do mindless handwork while sipping an adult beverage in front of the TV. I am heading right into my sewing room to pin this embroidered wall hanging, so it will be ready for my form of therapy--mindless quilting with perle cotton. Thanks for stopping by!