I could have done a lot of things last night.
I could have kept up my streak of getting the house picked up before I went to bed, but I have all day today for cleaning, so I put it off.
I could have started reading my book for book club, but CS Lewis' Mere Christianity is such light reading, I can put it off a little longer.
I could have finished washing and folding my towels, but I already finished washing and folding the rest of my laundry so I was laundried out.
I could have watched the movies I got from netflix, but Peter kindly made a last minute shift trade with a friend, giving Peter the last Saturday of the month off, and I wanted to wait till he was home to watch them.
I could have finished every sentance with a prepostion, but that would be bad grammer.
I could have quilted Peter's T-Shirt quilt I made for Christmas. Since the kids have used it a couple times unquilted, it needed washed AND finishing it is on my to-do list for January, which is quickly coming to and end, so that is just what I did.
Here is the whole process:
Gather, wash and fold all Peter's saved T-shirts (some from when he was 10!). Measure the designs and decide on a square size (I needed to use 15 inch squares)
Cut out the sleeves and open the side seams. Iron interfacing onto the back of the designs (interfacing was 2 inches larger than the finished square size)
Cut the squares out. I used a template I made from cutting boards I bought at All A Dollar. Cut out sashing.
Go to store to buy more sashing material because you miscalculated. Then go again to buy more material for the backing because the miscalcualtion affected that, too. Then go back again because you ran out of thread. Try to make as many trips to the store as possible.
Combine designs too small into 15 inch squares. Piece the quilt top- first make rows with the vertical sashing and then connect the rows with horizontal sashing. Put quilt together by putting right sides together and batting on top of this and stitching around edge (pillowcase binding), leaving a space for turning. Turn quilt and wrap for Christmas.
Wait a month until quilt needs washed. Slip stitch opening. Fix top to bottom with quilting pins and quilt (I went up and down and across along the sashing edges).