I love laying out the pieces and playing with the different fabrics and colors. I spend a good bit of time arranging and rearranging until I like where every piece is located. As soon as I start setting them out, the sharks start to circle. My two very inquisitive kitties just sit and wait for me to turn my back so they can pounce. So once I start this process, I have to finish it without leaving it or leave a guard (aka my husband) in my place.
Once every piece is where I like it, I start stacking each row in order to keep it organized.
And so the chain stitching commences...
This is Artemis, my sewing helper (one of the sharks). He loves to hang out with me when I sew. He is a big boy. He makes my sewing machine look small and it is a pretty big machine.