My internet has been even more erratic over the past fortnight, and rather than struggle with it, I've just ignored the computer except for business stuff. It's amazing how much time that frees up for things like sewing and spinning and gardening and cooking, but I do miss it. I even left the computer up at the Hall, so I wasn't tempted to spend my evenings watching things struggle to download at 7kps; I've been living a pre-internet life after work hours, and it's been productive.
I've done a fair bit of spinning, but no photos of that, so you'll just have to take my word for it. I finished the scrap quilt on the design wall, but no photos of that yet, it's quite large and I need to modify my design wall before it will fit up there. And I started a new scrap project.
At the start of the year I said I wanted to make lovely quilts this year, with my good stash, not just scrap and utility quilts. That hasn't happened at all. Most of my stash is still at the Hall, while I sew from the scrap containers at the house. I won't be living here for all that long, and I haven't felt like dragging 30 drawers of heavy fabric into the house, so when I need to start a new quilt I just pick a scrap drawer and start cutting from it. So far I've cleared out the 2.5" drawer, and whittled down the 3.5" drawers. Last weekend my eye fell on the overflowing drawer of 2" strips, and that was it. I was off and running on another scrap quilt.
I'm close to having exhausted the possibilities of the scrap drawers, so I will have to decide on a 'good' quilt to make next. I'll cut it at the Hall, with access to all my gorgeous fabrics, and then bring just the pieces home to sew. Sounds like a plan to me. And knowing how I overcut for every project, I'll have restocked the scrap drawers in no time flat.