I was able to meet my deadline and have the quilt finished by last Tuesday!
I was really worried for a little while that I was not going to make it. I spent all of the day on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Friday afterwards working, but did not manage to meet my daily goals. Part of it was that I was thoroughly exhausted and hit a point where I just could not physically sew anymore. That doesn't happen very often, by the way. But I was able to pull through and have it done that Sunday. So now it's off to my boyfriend's mom to quilt and when I get it back, I just have to do the binding.
I'll take pictures when the whole thing is finished.
I am tired. Every part of my being is tired: my mind, my heart, my spirit. I took a break from sewing for a couple of days last week to rest and relax when I got home from work, but it didn't do much good. I've been living off of caffeine and ibuprofen because I haven't been able to sleep well (Advil PM is my new best friend) and I've had massive headaches. I know it's from stress and I am so glad there are two weeks of school left so I can finally, hopefully get a break.
With the few brief moments I've had to think, I've been thinking about the revamp of my work in progress Fly Away Home. I've decided to go with an indigo and white color palette, and I have decided to embroider on top of the quilting. I've been really inspired lately by the ceramic work of Sonia Pulido and Red Weldon Sandlin and it's helping to influence my design decisions.
I'm hoping to refine the template I made for my house and start dyeing fabric in the coming weeks. That's probably all I will have time for before Christmas break, but it's a start.