First off, I didn’t buy that red/cheddar quilt. It was $400, and I’d already spent my limit on the hand crank sewing machine! ((And I am over the moon for the hand crank, so I don’t feel like I missed out by NOT buying the quilt! See yesterday's post for pics of this new beauty in my collection! ))
I did plan ahead for this trip. I’ve got some deadlines and projects were packed up with me….the intent? To sew in between my meetings in the hotel room and make good use of the time in the evenings as well!
I made reservations for my room at a La Quinta in Chattanooga….but you know, it’s HARD to tell from online descriptions!
My Queen room was the tiniest thing I’d ever been in! Literally! You could walk around the bed…there was a small night stand on either side…but That was IT!
How am I going to set up for sewing in here? The desk is too tall with that chair that doesn’t raise…and I had my sew ezi table with me…..
I found that I could put the table along one side of the bed….but look at where the chair is? I am literally up against the window unit! Still..how much space does one girl need really? It’s just ONE NIGHT right?
So, I’m kind of wedged in, but I have a view of the TV….I have my hot water “in the cup” tea maker, so I enjoyed that, some snacks, some episodes of NCIS and I worked on the baby quilt!
The bed became my design surface as I finished all the blocks and laid them out!
I cut sashings from leftover strips and pieces, and cut cornerstones out of the black on white FQs that I had brought with me!
I got as far as the “webbing of the top” stage before it was time to hit the road! This way it was easy to pick up, pack up, and I’ll be able to sew it in my NEW hotel room this evening…..
I’m now in Huntsville AL! We had a great evening last night for the guild meeting, I never laughed so hard in my whole life DURING a lecture!
A great night’s sleep, and this evening I’m all set to sew in my NEW space!
It feels absolutely spacious compared to the night before! LOL! The top is right there, ready to sew the rows together…
I just wonder what the maids think when they come into a room that has quilt stuff spread all over!
I’m off to teach a Texas Braid workshop this morning…there is more to upload about yesterday’s time in Chattanooga and my drive on down to Huntsville…might be able to do an “evening edition” post tonight!
Until then..have a great Friday!