Any special time set aside to be really present with family or friends is a treasured holiday or "holy-day" in my book.
I always make a big mess when I'm piecing a quilt top. I mean a HUGE mess. It's insanity. There's fabric everywhere, underfoot and on every surface. If my studio was in a zero gravity zone scraps would be floating to the ceiling. Imagine that! I can't show you the quilts I'm making for my book on improvisational patchwork, but I CAN show you the aftermath!
Once I've finished piecing a quilt top, it feels great to get my studio in order again. Wouldn't it be nice to be the bionic woman --able to condense eighty minutes of scrap sorting into one? Okay now it's on to the next quilt.
How do you sort your scraps?
To improve your hand quilting, aim for straight and even stitches and they will naturally get smaller with practice.