In a delusional state in November, I decided I wanted to make a hexie tree skirt to give to my brother and sister in law for Christmas. I was travelling over Thanksgiving, so I figured I could sew on the flight and in the car to/from Thanksgiving dinner and in no time I would have a top done and dusted. I sketched out a plan, cut my Kona solids, printed my templates and was ready to sew.
I basted hexies on the flight....where an air hostess asked me if I was going to color in the pieces covered in white fabric when I was done. (What!?!?)
I set up a little station in the back seat of the family car when we were travelling....
I was happy as a clam. While I was in Pennsylvania, I picked up a glue basting pen thinking I'd like that a bit more. I'm absolutely not sold on it and may return to hand basting. Still, when I pulled out the glue pen I had a little volunteer who wanted to baste with me.
Given the flight to/from the states, all of the car travel that comes along with Thanksgiving and even a few weeks in December I still had basting to do. I was going to miss Christmas 2014.
I have the pile of basted hexies here next to my seat on the couch, which has been working a treat.
Some nights it is nice to have something to keep your hands occupied. So I have started stitching together strands of white and clusters of red.
I am not going anywhere fast, but I like that this project is portable and mindless. Let's be honest, I am in no hurry seeing as this is now a Christmas 2015 project. I will just keep stitching.