I did a lot of hand stitching yesterday..... the binding is done on my Squared Away 2018 RSC quilt. I did machine quilt it a bit last Sunday and Emily helped make the binding mid week. It took 3 nights to get the 300 inches of binding hand stitched down. I'll have to take a photo later.... someone has it on her bed already and might have slept under it last night!
**Edited photo taken and added to the post!
I took the kids to pick out notebooks and folders for school yesterday. They are starting virtual Monday following the bell with teachers teaching either a full period of kids in school OR a full period of virtual kids. I figured they still needed all the normal school stuff so they went to pick out their things. When we got home I had them check their school portals thinking they might have put their schedules up a day early..... and they were! We will see how Monday goes! Emily has Agriculture first semester and Culinary second semester. Aidan has robotics. Instead of PE - looks like they have a career research type class? We will see what that is all about this week as their second elective.
I did cut out another Endless Diamond block this week. I finally made templates from my paper parts onto my template plastic. I have had it for years and it is nearly gone! I might have to find another sheet of it soon. Now that the binding is done, I'll start working on hand stitching this block today. All the sewing lines are marked on the back. I decided to make my templates the exact size of the block - so that I am tracing my sewing line onto the fabric around the template and then I cut out using a 1/4 inch all around. I had made a few templates in the past where they had you use the seam allowance as well but I think this way is easier and quicker.
Linking up with Kathy and the other slow stitchers today.
For those that know how my week was - my mouth is feeling better today and the swelling is almost all gone. A couple more days of antibiotic and root canal is scheduled on Sept 2. I will be so happy when that is all done and behind me. Hubby update - the shot he got in his back a few weeks ago helped with the sciatic but not his back pain. Unfortunately, the sciatic pain/numbness down his leg has been coming back over the last week. I believe his check in with the nurse is this week so we will see where we go from here.