I debated whether to title this post OVERWHELMED! While I have my lists and I have my deadlines - and I have been working. Pretty diligently - I think I am diligently working!
Anyway - I did manage to sort of get on top of things yesterday - sort of!
It was embroidery club and I was debating what should I work on? Well - why not start with something that is almost complete so I will be able to finish it. So that is what I did. I dug out the LAST border of Rosewood Cottage. This was a $10 quilt in 2008 and I am teaching it again this year and my students keep saying that they want me to finish this year with them.
|Last piece of the appliqued border of Rosewood Cottage - working on embroidery - button hold stitch around the applique shapes|
|The borders and the rest of the quilt - waiting...................|
So that was good to finally say - YES - I will get this done. A couple more hours and it should be complete. Then it shouldn't take long to put that last section on the quilt - add a final border around the appliqued border and I will be done!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As we were chatting in embroidery club - the subject turned to Value Village. One of my favourite places to search out stuff. I had a couple of errands to do and I thought - "hey - I will be passing by a Value Village - I should go in". Off I went - and got a couple of errands done. Hmmmm - should I go to Value Village - I really should be home working. Oh - it will just take a few minutes. I finally convinced myself to stop. And I am SO GLAD I DID. Look at what I found...................
|An Illustration Showcase - TOME!!!!! (the thing weighs at LEAST FIVE POUNDS and is over TWO INCHES thick.|
|FABULOUS IMAGES for collage!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|More samples of the images!!!!!!!!!|
I was so excited when I found it!!!!! OH MY GOD - TISH - I got a book that stands up to your treasure!!!!! Thanks for the tip - I would NEVER have thought of using this kind of book!!!!
I quickly perused the rest of my favourite sections in the stores, but did not find anything! I was so excited - I barely glanced at anything else.
Then finally home to get some work done. I had completely forgotten about the Mystery Quilt that I designed and while I had designed it - I still had to write up the clues. I got one done and the second one needs to be proofed. So that was good. OK - so the scales that have been weighing on my shoulders and OVERWHELMING me are getting slightly lighter!
I have a block that is LONG OVERDUE for someone. I PROMISED the block to her for this morning. And when did I start to work on it? Yep - this morning. I really had an issue with this block. I have NO IDEA why??? Can anyone tell me why this happens????? Anyway - I had to resize the pattern and figure out one spot. And I just did NOT want to do all that. I am happy to report that I just sucked it up this morning and resized the pattern. Got the background done and most of the shapes are cut - just two more to go. Then some embellishment and it will be done. However it will NOT be done before she leaves this morning. SO ------------- I will have to drop it off. And so another small weight is being lifted.
I looked at my list that I created at the beginning of the year. There are TWENTY-FIVE things on that list that I have committed to do for someone or that I want to do for someone. TWENTY-FIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am working on THREE this month and making good progress. I do not see why those three won't get done. One of the items morphed into FIVE things so technically the three is actually eight. There is ONE more that I would love to do, but I don't think I have the time.
I know - take it one day at a time!!!!!!!
Anita - this is for YOU!!!!!!!! Yep - this describes me to a T.
It appears that when I am home, I average about 40 flights of stairs in a day. FORTY!!! I attribute most of that to Sparky. Well Sammy too. First they want out. Then they bark because they want in. Oh no - we don't want in - we just wanted to say HI. Then Sammy wants in, ooops - Sparky does not want in yet. Then five minutes later Sparky wants in. And each time - I am in the basement and have to run upstairs to the back door!!!! I bet in the summer when we leave the door open that my stair climbing decreases a lot!!!!!!!!!
Look at my previous BAD dog did.
|YES - that would be an afghan that I lovingly knitted that he decided would be something good to chew on!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAD BAD BAD DOGGIE!!!!!!!|
Yesterday I was at Chapter's and read an article in a magazine about a lady who got bored of blogging and how she got back into it. It became a chore. Then Rod mentioned something in an e-mail about finding material to write about. Hmmmm - I seem to have NO PROBLEM with either!
I see I have yet ANOTHER book to download to my iPod. I guess I had better start "reading" those books. Well this is the last one so NO SYNCING until the books are read!!! But I am getting the hang of it and can download the books very quickly. Yeah me!!!!
On that note - I had best get back to work on that block!!!!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!