The first thing I did was to finish my Halloween quilt so it is ready for next year. This pattern by The Wooden Bear is so easy it is just fun to do. Since I am not fond of spiders I only put one on there...and I pretend he is cute. :)
Next I decided I should work on another Christmas ornament for my all handmade ornament tree this year. I was a little worried at first about using black thread for a Christmas ornament, but after it was finished I really did like it. I only have 34 more to make (there are three patterns by Blackbird Designs for each month), and I think it is safe to say they all are not going to be finished this year, but maybe next.
Since it was still early in the day I decided I should try to figure out how big I am going to make my 9-patch quilt. I had thought I had all of the blocks done at 168 (I had made a few extra), but now I'm thinking I want it queen sized...so I made a few more from the strips I already had cut.
With another 19 finished I'm at 187 with a goal of 210. I also need to get the sashing cut and the 2-inch squares for the border. I think tomorrow I may try to lay out all the blocks and see what colors I need to add yet. I still have quite a bit of fabric left so I do have some choices.
Last, but certainly not least, I made the block for today. It is number 314 of 366 and it is a 12-inch block. All in all I think my mental health day was a success, and I may even finish this posting before 11 p.m. Tomorrow will be another busy day, but I can smile thinking about all the fun I had today. Happy Stitching!! --Kristen