Over the weekend I worked on one of my "retirement" quilts. I got all the blocks put together and the borders picked out. Progress! (I will be retiring next July and am making quilts for each of my staff members (12) as my retirement gift to them.) (We've been together a l-o-n-g time and I love each of them dearly!). I really need to focus more on this endeavor! I have the patterns and fabrics picked but need to get moving on the actual sewing. Life keeps me busy! Almost finished with my MA in Philosophy and yes, I have a full time career (in IT) as well.
I also did a little more work on a shawl I'm knitting. It's in a beautiful hand-dyed (not by me!) wool called "Black Purl". Egad it's gorgeous stuff! The shawl is also working up nicely. I hope to have it finished for a trip to the beach that is planned for mid-December. It should be just enough for walking along the sand. I'm going to pull together my project plans for my stay at the beach and post here as well (adds a bit more of an incentive to "git 'er dun").
As for the current quilt (no name yet ... hmm.... how about "retirement quilt 3" for now?), my goal for the weekend is to have the top put together, then bundle up the backing, batting & top to deliver to one of my (3) long arm quilting folks for the quilting. I think I'll increase that goal to also have the "packaging" done for "retirement quilt 2" as well. (It doesn't seem like much but hey - full time job, full time student - time gets eaten up!) OK ... one more weekend goal. Since the repeat on the shawl is 8 rows, I'll shoot for having 16 more rows done.
I hope your Halloween (if you partake) is wonderfully spooky in fun ways! Enjoy!