I've had a few good days in a row, so I've been busy on the first of the mini quilts I want to make for a few peoples Christmas pressies. Thankfully all my naps have been right after I ate, and whenever I sat on the sofa, so not too many mishaps this week!
The worst trigger for me seems to be our stairs! Two steps and my brain thinks "okay, up means going to the bathroom, you can do that in your sleep" or "down, that means going to the kitchen for a cup of tea, no need for brain to be awake for that one". Needless to say I drink lots of tea and my boyfriend thinks I have a micro bladder... I, on the other hand, get extremely frustrated knowing that's not why I was actually using the stairs in the first place, and it seems to take half a dozen trips before I manage to get whatever I'm going for... but I might as well drink the tea.
Did have a bit of a zone out at one point, thought I was doing quite well then realised I didn't quite remember doing the last few strips... Sure enough when I checked them I'd put one in wrong side out. There's a reason half my seam rippers are blunt! Its called "Automatic Behaviour". Basically my brain kind of thinks "yep, okay, we know what to do here. Body, get going, brain, have a quick kip." Happens all the time. I'm sure for most people getting into a rhythm when doing something is a great way to get things done quicker and easier. Not me. No... that's just prime opportunity for screw ups.
Anyway... mini quilt no 1, top done!
I'm not entirely sure I got the bottom panel right, but I do rather like my monkey face :-)
Next step, basting the quilt top / batting / backing sandwich... I've got some basting spray to try out this time, so I'm looking forward to finding out if that's any easier than pinning the whole lot with safety pins. Then I need to decide how I'm going to quilt it. I've only just got a sewing machine that can drop the dogs and free hand, will I be brave enough just to get stuck in and try it out?