I decided to do laundry. But then realized that I should change the bedsheets too. Then I figured if I was putting clean sheets on the bed, I should make new pillowcases.
Ooh la la. Now I will be dreaming of Paris while resting my head on Paris pillowcases. I love this quick and easy pattern from Sew4Home, but it took me waaay too long to finish these yesterday morning. Because, you know, I kept getting distracted by other things (like the laundry that I still haven't finished).
Once the pillowcases were on the bed, I turned my attention to the #1 priority, what I believe will be my Final Finish of 2010 - ta da! - the Checkerboard Quilt.
AbbyDog was trying to thwart my efforts to pin the binding. Are you going to move, Abby?
Nope, guess not. She was a bit too comfortable (but I was worried that she'd be poked by a pin).
She did eventually move of her own volition, so I was able to finish the job. And here it is:
It's a twin-sized quilt and not meant for our bed - I just put it there for pictures. The OnlyChild is thrilled that it will be big and cuddly and will be on the couch in the living room. I'd better not find it down in her messy bedroom... It's happened before that she's absconded with a quilt or two and I don't see them for weeks (until I muster up my courage and make the dangerous trek into her room).
I need to go and finish that laundry now, so I can pop this baby into the wash and have it all nice and crinkly for display.
What should I start/finish next? How about you vote?
* Snowman in the Woods (this one's been hanging around for a very long time)
* Green and White no-sew swap quilt
* More Christmas strings (for next year, I suppose)
* Dragonfly wall hanging for my sister-in-law
* French braid quilt
* Snowman wall hanging kit that my friend Kim gave me for Christmas