With the business of the first week of holidays I have not done any sewing since last week Saturday (I mended a pillowcase for my sister on Wednesday, but in my mind that does not count.) This has been my longest non sewing streak in months, for some that may be normal, but I usually am at my machine for a couple hours every night but Sunday. This past week I just really didn't feel like it, and I had no pressing deadlines to meet either. I have always told myself that if I don't feel like quilting I am not going to, I don't want to turn my hobby into a job (even though it technically is my job.) However after a week off I now have the itch to go quilt really bad, so I will definitely make time tomorrow to do some quilting. My brain is once again full of new projects and ideas, and there are a few quilt alongs and summer challenges that I want to participate in. I have done a few of the blocks for the Moda Bakeshop Quilt Along, and on Wednesday the first of six patterns for the Moda Summer Charm Swap was released. We also have our class reveal happening in mid-August and so I will need to get to work on the samples for those right away here.
Even with the kids home, I still seem to get just as many projects done in the summer months as I do in the winter. In the summer I will often do a lot of my cutting outside on the patio table, as well as doing some hand binding in my deck chair, that way I can still watch the kids in the pool, and feel like I am accomplishing something at the same time. I have yet to pull my machine outside, but who knows maybe this summer it will happen.
I know some ladies who take their sewing machines camping, and even go on a camping/quilting retreat, I don't think I could convince my husband that my machine needs to come with me in the trailer this year, but I could bring a hand project to work on in the evening.
I am curious do you ever do any of your cutting or sewing outside? Has it ever even crossed your mind? Do you quilt more or less in the summer?
PS Carrie graduated from Grade 12 yesterday, she looked beautiful in a dress that suited her perfectly!