17 September 2012

Make-A-List Monday: Ambitious, or crazy?

Hey! Hope your weekend was awesome. We got to go to our county fair, which is one of my favorites. Next year, I'm determined to enter at least two cakes and maybe a quilt. Why not, right? Oh, and my kids want some chickens and bunnies too. Hmmmm. We're struggling to keep our fish alive. I think we need to wait on bigger animals.

 How productive was I? Hard to tell. Let's see the list:
  • Finish threadcatcher, sewing mat and sewing machine cover
 Done. Big reveal for Thursday, but here are some of the teaser shots:

  • Finish project bags
 One is done. Love this tutorial of Ayumi's. These bags are just too cute.

  • Quilt and bind one of my finished Christmas quilts (might as well be doing something, right?)
 Um, not done. I got distracted. My sewing room was a disaster area. Seriously. If my mother had come by, she would have said it looked like a tornado touched down AFTER the wreck of the Hesperus. Yeah, that bad. With a new sewing machine cover and accessories, I had to bring the room up to standard.

So I cleaned. And filled trash bags. And sorted stuff. And organized. And filled a box for the recycling center. I put things away. I found lost things. And now I've banned my children from the room. Because it is gorgeously clean. I'd forgotten there was carpet down there. And the Perler beads are no longer everywhere. Hallelujah!
  • Finish at least one of the dresses for my daughter
Halfway done with both, but like I said, I got distracted.

So, for this week, I'm going to:
  • Finish dresses for my daughter
  • Quilt and bind one of the Christmas quilts (basting it tonight after the kids go to bed)
  • Piece the back and at least baste my son's R2D2 quilt (I ordered another batch o' minky and it should be here soon)
I might distract myself with a wall hanging that coordinates with my new sewing machine stuff, but I'm making no promises. That color combination just makes me happy though. It might be my new favorite.

Okay, it is. No contest.

Have a great week! We'll be enjoying our sunshine and clearer air.


  1. I love this set. It's just perfect!

  2. I LOVE the teaser shots--can't wait to see the whole thing. The colors look AMAZING together, and I love the stitched "stitch" and the measuring tape fabric. Brilliant.

  3. Love the colors, looks so cheery, can't wait to see the whole picture.


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