Sunday, February 3, 2008

The week (and a half) in review...

There are days and weeks when a girl can just get lost! I slipped right out of blogland. For about five days in a row I worked like a maniac on Autie Z's bag. I progressed to the handle and then the stall occurred.
It happened something like this.... I decided I needed knitting needle cases so I went online and searched for an ENTIRE evening. I'm not kidding... the laptop was attached to me for HOURS, until I found EXACTLY what I wanted. (I must say shopping from the couch is SPLENDID!)
These came in the mail and they are lovely. The straight case is from Lena Brown Designs at Etsy and the circular case is a Della Q. I'm in love! A girl needs needs some frivolous accesseries!

A day or so later American Patchwork & Quilting (which was a gift subscription) came and I opened it to Two of a Kind. I KNEW this was the quilt I NEEDED for my office at work! I had to make it and I had a happy Jo-Ann Fabric's gift card waiting in my purse. Off Little Miss Finally 4 and I went the next morning while Little Mr. I'm 5 was at preschool. Found a fun fat quarter set, but ran out of time for choosing the rest of the fabric. I had a chance that night to get together with the Auties for a consult and we decided what type of background and border fabric I needed. The next morning while Little Miss Finally 4 was at school, Little Mr. I'm 5 and I headed back to Jo-Ann's and got the rest of the fabric I needed. I had the fabric cut and ready to go that afternoon! I hauled my sewing machine and the rest of my notions up to the dining room so I can work whenever I wanted instead of just during Little People's naps and after they're in bed for the evening. Oh, such a good move! As you can see I'm getting there. I really wanted to have it finished by the end of the weekend, but we all know what that's like! I'm loving it!
Obviously I have veered from the Januray list!
What could I have been thinking? Addiction/startitis is really a bad thing, or is it good? It might be looked at as ambitious and, well, isn't that a good thing?
What was the progress on the Janurary list? Let see.
Here is the January list... hmmn... I finished Auntie B's bag, started Auntie Z's bag, made a few of the blocks on Crazy Mom Quilts' quilt-a-long... oh yeah... and started the quilt NOT ON THE LIST!
I guess I'll make a February list this week. I bet I'll be laughing by the time I finish it! I'll try to stay in touch better this week...
As always,
Happy Hobbies!


Katherine said...

Love the quilt you've started! Can't wait to see the progression on this gorgeous project.

amandajean said...

I love the colors that you are using for that quilt! I also got that magazine subscription as a gift and I really enjoy it. I also loved that quilt. It's fun to see the quilt made in something other than the 30's prints that they used in the magazine.

good luck with your february list!

starrynightquilter said...

That is looking good.
Isn't it amazing how easily we "creative" folks get distracted by the next new idea? Or an old idea that never was developed? This looks like a nice quick project!! Looking forward to seeing it finished. Are the aunties machine quilting it for you?