Today Jared started wrestling for his high school team. He has to *be* at the school at 5:55 a.m. He woke up (and so did I because I am a light sleeper!) at 4:50. Steve has agreed cheerfully to take him to practices every morning that he can. He says it will get him into and out of the office earlier every day. So they were out of the house by 5:30 this morning, and I was thinking about going back to bed.
Instead I got up and worked on my doll quilt before the kids woke up. It is turning out very cute and all is going well. I've only made 2 mistakes on it so far. One mistake was in cutting out the material. It was supposed to be a 4 patch quilt, with the 4 patch consisting of 2" squares (finished size) and a 4" solid piece in between the patches. I forgot to cut the 4" squares, and cut them all to be 2 inches! So... I have been doing them all 4 patches. It is very time consuming, taking me about an hour to finish a portion that equals a 16 patch. (I do have to add here that I am a perfectionist. But really, the process is time consuming.) I am making a pattern in the quilt that uses 16 squares, or 4 - 4 patches. The second mistake was just sewing a patch wrong.
When I was taught counted cross-stitch as an elective in jr. high, my teacher said it was as valuable to make the project have a clean and nice looking backside as front. The lesson stuck, and look! Even the backside of the quilt looks pretty:
I feel like I've gotten another 4 hours tacked onto my day. Maybe I won't hate having Jared wake me up at 5 in the morning.