We had an old worn out office chair in the office that I finally threw out so my sewing chair ended up as the new office chair. That left me chair-less in my sewing space so I began the hunt for a new chair. My sewing machine table sits on top of another table. That puts my sewing machine at 34" and a regular office chair never really was quite high enough. I always padded it with pillows so during my chair search, I decided to go with a drafting chair. Buying something like this online is a gamble and I hemmed and hawed while I compiled my list of possibilities. A chair is such a personal choice. Thankfully, this one is just right for me although it's got a modern look that looks out of place in our home. The armrests sit farther back than I am used, but I don't really even need the armrests and they can swing down and out of the way, and the back is not adjustable, but I actually love that for sewing. It's very supportive.
So now that I've got a place to perch, sewing can commence, and yes, I can still reach the foot pedal. :) And I'm finally carving out a little bit of time to play with fabric. I've got a few things to finish, but my UFO list is in pretty good shape. My main goal is to get everything back from the quilters' and finish those.
When I was cleaning and moving some random items around the other day, I picked up the project box that had these blocks in it and it became the first project I'd work on this year.
I had worked on this stack of leader-ender blocks last year and started piecing them into a top today. I never did empty my box of 2 1/2" squares, but I'm thinking I may be adding a patchwork border in hopes of leaving me with an empty box.
The inspiration for this quilt came from Lollyquilts...she called it Crayon Box:
As I sewed, I started thinking about quilts I wanted to make this year. This one has been on my list for a few years:
I also need to add a border to Stars and Strips and get it to Jackie:
Then I ran across this table runner that needs to be quilted:
And I've had this Valentine's Day table runner top hanging in my closet for a number of years:
Time to see if I can get it finished this year. That ought to keep me busy and out of trouble for the remainder of January. I can count on the busy part, but don't hold me to the out of trouble part. :)