Mariner’s Compass, Part 3

I’m impressed with myself.  Even with out-of-town travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, I actually got some quilting done!

I added more quilting within the compass and have begun the process of stitching the rays shooting off the sunburst.  The plan is to have this finished and bound, a poem written and stitched to the back, by the Christmas holidays.

I hope you’re finding time, even if just a few moments, to get something creative done during this busy season. 🙂

Compass - Quilting 04
Additional work inside the compass, just to give the points more emphasis
Compass - Quilting 05
The “rays”

Compass - Quilting 06

Please stop back in a couple of weeks to see if this gets finished.

Do you make time during the holidays to work on your art, or do you take a small break?

Mariner’s Compass, Part 2

It’s been slow going over the last two weeks.  I forgot to mention, in my last post, that I started a new job on November 10th.  With the new job comes disruption to my regular routine.  Things aren’t so completely thrown off kilter that I fail to accomplish anything in my home life, my art quilt life; they are just new and shiny and exciting mixed with busy and longer hours at the office to learn different but similar tasks.

Coupled with a new job and increased responsibility, last weekend was spent visiting Hockey Boy at university and Lacrosse Boy, who came home for a short visit.  The opportunity to spend time with my boys is one of most favorite things to do.  Even my art takes a back seat to the pleasure of being with my family.

By the time this posts, I’ll be on my way back home from a business trip.

Honestly, it’s a wonder I made any progress at all!

Compass - Quilting 01
So far, it’s just stitch in the ditch around all the compass points
Compass - Quilting 02
A closer look but still hard to see any quilting
Compass - Quilting 03
Since the quilting isn’t visible on the front, here’s the back

Please stop back in a couple of weeks to see if I’ve made further progress.

Do you always find a way to keep working on your art, even if only in baby steps, when life gets busy?