Oops. I swear, you guys, I actually had planned on posting on Friday, and then work is insane and this weekend was insane and then it was today and I don’t know where the past week has gone. I’m sorry.
So, three posts in one? Here we go!
Last week’s running was kind of intense. I did 3.23 miles on Monday, and then 3.89 on Thursday. Monday’s run was our basic 3-ish miler, and we did our normal P&Q route. Thursday was track, which was ROUGH. You guys, it was hot. It was awful. But I pushed through. I did drop the last 200m sprint off my workout, but I’m blaming it on having not done track in forever and then it being so hot. No weekend runs yet. I’m planning on adding in the long-er easy run this weekend, and then by the middle of next month, I’ll be running Saturdays and Sundays. I missed Tuesday’s run last week due to a work dinner, but don’t worry. I’ll be back on track.
I don’t really have much to report as far as my normal rambly Monday post, so we’ll just dive right on in to the WiP Wednesday fun!
This week, I shipped out my Alison Glass Mini Swap, and it’s actually out for delivery right now! I seriously can’t wait for my partner to get it. I went a little crazy, but I refuse to feel bad about it. 🙂
That’s the big project that’s been eating my life for a while, so I’m getting prepped to move onto other things. The next big ship date I have is the SPD Fairy Tale Mini on July 6. I’ve been playing with part of the pattern, and I’m really not loving how it’s working, so I’m going to have to run back to the drawing board with it. It makes me sad, but I don’t know what else to do. I had planned on doing a two-sided mini for that one, so I may just make it one-sided with your standard backing, but we’ll see. If I do that, I probably need to get a better fabric option for it. Maybe something from Heather Ross’ “Far Far Away.”
Other ship dates that are looming? The DCMQG Bee block for June still needs to be started. It’s a challenging pattern, so I’ll be super honest and admit that I haven’t had the courage to even decide on fabric yet. And, I’m also planning on submitting two blocks for #FloodTexasWithLove. One from me, and one for one of my very good quilty friends. She’s actually from Houston, and she really wanted to submit one, but she’s so swamped with work that I’m going to make hers.
That’s where we are this week. I’ve also been sketching/doodling ideas for my Michael Miller Fabric Challenge Quilt entry. I made the horrible mistake of looking through previous winners, and I’m kind of super freaked out about putting together a good design. Since the challenge is focused on the “Celebration Glitz” line, I’ve been trying to really focus on the “celebration” aspect. I’ve thrown around the idea of a memorial quilt for my grandmother, but I’m not completely on board with it yet. I’ve also played a little bit with the whole “runner with a fabric problem” concept, and I’m kind of loving that direction, but it has the potential to get really busy if I’m not super careful.
I did also finish cutting out 118 hexie paper pieces, which are for a surprise selfish sewing project. I want to dig in HARD to it, but I’m trying to exercise some restraint. You know, because I have eight million other things to do. Points to anyone who can guess why I need exactly 118 hexies. It’s going to be epic.
And, since I need an actual picture of something that’s a work in progress in order to participate in the official link-up over at Freshly Pieced, here’s a new bag pattern I’m working on. This had been planned as an extra for my Alison Glass MQS, but it just did not work as it is. I don’t love the execution, but I do love the concept and I am definitely going to be continuing to play with it as I have time. Eventually, it’ll work and I’ll write a tutorial or a pattern. I couldn’t find either when the concept popped into my brain, and I think the world needs this.
I want it to work so badly!
So, as long as we’re all here, just a reminder that you can access my running calendar and my swap calendar by clicking on the coral menu button at the top of the page. In addition, I’m going to be adding my WiPs either on a new page up there, or in the sidebar. Look for it!