My parents' quilt, pinned and ready to quilt. I'll bind it in the dark gold fabric.
It seems that I tend to do a sewing project during each Winter Olympic Season. It's just a good time to spend evenings in front of the TV, stitching. I've done other quilting projects, and teddy bears. One year it was a large vase as my first ever special order (although now that I think about it, that was a Summer Olympics - I remember watching a lot of swimming). Anyhow, I'm working on my parents' quilt, which is good timing. Their birthdays are in three weeks, and I should have it done by then. The Winter Olympics at Sochi go for another two weeks, so it's working out fine. If I get bored with the Olympics (or should I say, with NBC's coverage of it, since I don't have cable or satellite TV), I'll switch to Netflix. Lots of options there.
No word yet on the long-term sub job I applied for last week, but I'll keep hoping. I'm already booked for daily subbing this week (four days of 7th grade resource), although lake effect snow may take a day out of that. Next week is winter break, and I'll have to find ways to keep the kids busy. The Princess is easy - I'm going to arrange an extra riding lesson, and she has a 4H activity at an equine rehabilitation center one afternoon, and she'd like to just spend an extra day at the stable helping with chores. Safety Guy is harder - he likes to go out every day, no matter what. I don't like to manufacture outings, so he might get tag-along outings when I drop his sister off for other stuff.
I'm also planning on painting the Princess' bedroom - another "getting ready to move" project. There are a handful of those, and if she's going to be out and we're off school, it's a good time for that. The kids' bathroom could also use a fresh coat. Always something to do. We'd like to have the house ready to show to a realtor by the end of February.
I'm also slightly (okay, more than slightly) obsessed with picking out fabrics for a quilt class I'm going to take at the end of March, a quick one-evening project using charm squares. I've found some wonderful Japanese/modern fabrics in turquoise, white, gray and orange. I've edited my list of fabrics a dozen times now. (I think it's an avoidance mechanism - easier to dwell on that than certain other things.) Thankfully, I've got someone interested in purchasing a larger painting from my shop, and that will pay for the fabric I want. I'm going to have to start using stuff from my growing fabric stash for smaller wall hanging projects to put in my Etsy shop. I don't think my family will want quilted gifts for the next 5 years!
A winter week in the life, and I'm in a better mood than I have been for a while. It would be nice if this lasted for a bit!