- I could get back in the free form groove, doodle, and work out some kinks. ( I usually doodle first on newspaper before starting with the thread and fabric, but I was feeling confident, and jumped into it)
- I could tune up the sewing machine and get the thread tension stuff all worked out before starting on a humongous thing. (I don’t know if you can tell that things are better on the left than the right)
- AND I could make a quilt for Schnap-the-Co-Quilter so that she could sit on and enjoy it without me yanking it out from under her. (Seriously, this has become a game for her now. Schnap sits on quilts and swatches and I try to yank them out from under her sort of like the magicians trick of pulling a tablecloth out from under a fully set table.)
Successful results were attained on the first two items. Not so much on the third. Schnap would have none of the smaller quilt.