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Friday, April 27, 2012

So many unfinished projects

How many of you live with unfinished quilts haunting you? Mine pop out of the most random places to haunt and torment me.  Like the other nite, I was inspired suddenly to begin a wonky log cabin quilt with some bright and fun prints and I had a few fun pinks I thought would do nicely in this quilt.  So, I head to the stash in my fabric closet and 2 quilts just waiting to be quilted fall from the top shelf onto my head.  Seriously.  And then, as I'm grabbing the pink I see another quilt that was just waiting for binding (ummm... from months ago) staring at me with a wistful expression.  Yes, quilts can have wistful expressions.  They can also have angry expressions and crazy eyes.  Much like the one dangling from a coat hanger next to me.  Kinda scary.  Needless to say, I grabbed that pink and practically ran from my sewing stash, closing the door firmly behind me.  I don't think I'll be going back in there again until I decide to finish one of those poor little souls.

Anyone else have a regretful amount of UFO's lying about? How do you deal with them? I know I should finish them up before I start another new one but it's just so much fun to start new projects!  Maybe I'll make myself a goal not to start another new quilt until I finish at least 5 of these UFO's hanging around.  Well, after I finish the fun bright log cabin quilt I just started yesterday.  Actually, that's a UFO now.  After all, I did start it already...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blogging Break

Yes, I took a bit of a blogging break.  I also took a quilting break.  Not intentional.  A lot of things happened in the last few weeks.

My brother-in-law and his girlfriend moved into their new house and we spent the better part of three weeks helping them pack, unpack, move, clean, paint and whatever else needed doing.  During that same time my dad went in to the hospital for a routine day surgery.  Things looked to be going well and then were not, quite suddenly.  Without going in to much detail he has been in the hospital for a few weeks now.  Should be going home this week hopefully.  It was an exhausting and scary time.  I've also been dealing with some of my own personal health issues.  So... I've been spending my days helping family move, running to and from the hospital and sleeping their some nights, visiting with dr.'s, trying to spend some time with my children and husband (the latter of which came home from weeks away at work right in the middle of all this) and generally just trying my hardest to stay above water.  I'm tired, exhausted really.  Both physically and emotionally.  I've had no time to sew or quilt or even think about my fabric for awhile.

Hopefully that will change.  Jake's brother in moved in to his new place and they are set (for now at least) and my dad is on the mend.  This weekend will be filled with helping my best friend Becky and her family move into their new place.  After that, I will definitely be taking some time for myself to sew, quilt, knit, whatever I feel like doing.  Just some time to be alone with my quilting and fabric will be so wonderful.

Hope you are all having a wonderful and productive week.  I will be back to the normal swing of things soon!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Shop Sale

Just a quick note to say I'm having a shop-wide sale starting now through the 15th.  Everything in the shop is 15% off.  Please stop by and take a peek.  It's a great time to stock up on Spring table runners and some quilts for the kids.

I'll be back later to post about some new projects getting finished, and another in the works.