January Slow down

These past few weeks have been a bit slow for sewing/project progress.  I got about an hour in on the dragon wall hanging.  I am stitching sequins and some thready trim on the spine of it. I managed to sew two and a quarter borders on the Catwalk quilt.  Spent an hour designing a commission piece and quilted a few blocks of the Catkin quilt.

Maybe, no, it is because of this guy.img_2266

Nothing like a puppy to keep you busy.  He is 3 months old this weekend, Berner puppies grow fast, he weighs about thirty pounds and will probably grow to 120 at maturity.  This period of his life reminds me of when my kids were little.  All my sewing was done during nap-time or after they were in bed.  When he’s awake he entertains himself chewing on toys and my other two dogs, luckily they like him too.   But like all toddlers, when he’s quiet, I know something must be happening .

Back to the quilts.  I did work on the January UFO, but it is not going to be finished this Tuesday.  I had the best intentions, got everything out, all the beads and sequins and trims I had bought for it.  I added a line of leaf-like sequins along the dragons spine catching a thread-y trim under them.  I sewed a bunch of red coral droplets to the legs and sequins to the beard.  I’d like to add more yellow beads to the belly strip, more clear sequins to the body and  more defining quilting.  I’ve been tossing around the idea of big stitches with silk cording or floss.  I’m debating on whether or not to put it away again, or leave it as a work in progress – in a tote.


Today I’d like to finish the borders on Catwalk.  There are only three pieces and they are already cut.   Yay! He’s asleep!

Linking up today with Judy at Patchwork Times to share my (small) progress.