Yesterday, I got so much done! I can't even believe it! After months of just doing things here and there yesterday was a day of progress.
I started out, before my girls got up, finishing that Far Far Away II Scraptastic Tote that I talked about yesterday.
Then I went on to work on and finish two trick or treat bags that I had started a year and a half ago. Leave it to me to leave something to the last minute, but at least they're finished now, before Halloween, and my girls love them!
For these bags, I started out using the tutorial I found on Sew4Home, but I changed mine up a bit. I haven't made a lot of bags, and I'm no expert, but having just finished the other bag that morning, these went pretty quickly.
And then. Oh man. Paper piecing.
Let me back up.
I saw this super cute Christmas block on Sew Sweetness, and then looked into more details about it. Sew Sweetness is hosting a "12 Days of Christmas" Sampler QAL, and this cute block was the first one in the series. I have a lot on my plate right now, but I really, really want a Christmas quilt, and in fact, that's on my To Do List for 2011, but it's something I thought I wasn't going to get to. So I convinced myself to follow this QAL, and then I'll have my Christmas quilt!
Then I found out this block involved paper piecing. But I've been wanting to try paper piecing lately, because there's just some amazing stuff out there using this method.
Then I started. And I wanted to cry (and I may have actually shed a few tears...give me a break, though, I'm pregnant!).
Then I got stubborn and told myself not to give up, that this block would.not.defeat me!
So I finished it! And by the time I got towards the end of it, the paper piecing did start making more sense.
As you can see, I didn't have quite enough of the one red with white polka dot fabric, so I decided to mix it up with another one to make the truck. I think it turned out pretty cute! And I actually learned something out of the process!
So there you have it. Four things finished in one day. I think that's a new record for me.