Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Keeping my Eyes on the Prize

Many aspects of my day to day have been near stagnant and they need a good swift kick in the toosh!  This is mostly out of my power and due to impatience.  I am not a very patient person as is.  Having my son has helped.  Greatly.

If I start something,I HAVE to finish it and in a timely fashion.  It's the way I am wired.  I know that if I ignore the project, it will take quite a bit for me to get back on track.  Hence,I am organized and ready to plug away at it and stay clear of the ugly latter result.

pin me!
Today started off really odd at my home.  I slept in BIG time.  When  I did wake, my son and I had to leave in 10 minutes to make it to his PreK.  Oh boy!!!  Quickly we dressed, grabbed a granola bar for Ayden and ran out with some umph!  We arrived at school with a few minutes to spare.  One problem.  The parking lot was barren.  Uh yeah.  This mama didn't get the memo that wasn't school this week!!!!!

Sounds like a good chance to head over to Hobby Lobby and scope out some things for this:

I saw a great tutorial the other day on how to make your own matte for a picture frame.  Score!  Well I should have brought the illustration done by Tasha Horsley with me I guess because I couldn't make up my mind without it, it seemed.   Ah well we walked around and took in the whole store's variety of crafty items instead.  I had forgotten how wonderful this store was!!

Back to the illustration.  I LOVE IT.  L.O.V.E.  ITTasha wrote Sara,Grandma and Auntie Kathy on the nameplates attached to each desk.  Each of the girl's hair color also matches each of our specific color.  My Grandma passed in 2005 and sewed from time to time and my Auntie Kathy is a very talented seamstress.  She once made a whole elementary classes costumes for a play.  She has also made me a princess costume for Halloween one year and countless other costumes.  Quilts have also been in her bag of talents as well! 

It took awhile for Tasha to get this illustration completed.   {Here is where that patience comes sneaking in again as I had mentioned a bit ago;)}  She is a tad busy,though, with a new fabric line in stores and a new one coming soon and kids and so on!!!!  Any who Tasha also included this postcard image she designed.  I will be searching out a frame for this cutie too!  Loveliness.

After the Hobby Lobby trip, we went home for some lunch and then I ventured upstairs to get cracking on the borders for the very last commission quilt of 3 for those kiddos of R.  Borders!  We had words let me tell ya:/  BUT it is done and the backing is made with loving care and so on and so forth.  Of course the backing ended up having a border effect too.  That border must think he's slick.  {Yes I have deemed it a "he."}

As pictured above, it is now begging ready for pinning.  Dun,dun is a painstaking task,but it will be accomplished because that is how I roll remember!  Ha!

THANK goodness for this intoxicating hyacinth in the room.  I need to bottle this stuff.  Better yet find this smell in a candle or SOME thing!!!!!!
It will make pin basting sooo much less tiresome.  Please feel free to buy one and enjoy:):):):):):):)

This stack of cotton heaven is being craved by me as well.  I have been so busy with other things that I haven't even been able to really look at them:(  I am going to be an Aunt for the 1st time!!!!!!! I have a baby girl quilt for my new niece,Natalia {she will be here in June!} to make and the middle Posy fabric bundle would really kick it off with a bang!  I ordered the last charm pack of The Simple Life by Tasha Horsley and a bundle of Lizzy House's Constellations while at it.   All courtesy of westwood acres on Etsy!

The Pink Chalk crew had some lovely solid bundles left over from the Solids Club and so I jumped on it.  I never get a chance to do that so three cheers for that!  

Pink Chalk people YOU ARE AWESOME too btw!!!  2 days to get to me in NC from WA!!!!  Absurd!  I am excited to try the Free Spirit solids in this blue stack!!  Have.not. yet.  Crystal and Ice.  The names are so wonderful!

Catch you later friends!


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✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Lovely illustration! So glad you like it!

I just finished up a quilt for my girls with Posy and I got some Constellations and Outfoxed for my next project...great minds think alike!

Were you able to pick out a mat?

Jessica said...

Cute!! Love the fabric you are buying! I'm super jealous of the Lizzy House :)

newsurfiegirl said...

Love the bright colours in the quilt! What a gorgeous and special illustration no wonder you are looking for a special way to frame it! Hope that pinning goes quickly!

Leigh Anne said...

That illustration is stunning! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Posy is so pretty. I will definitely make a wonderful quilt for a little girl.

Anonymous said...

Very nice projects! I see you can't stop buying fabrics, just like the rest of us. ;-)

Renee said...

Cute quilt! that is a lot of nice fabric!

Schulz Family said...

Oh your start to the day sounds like what I would do!!!

Mama Pea said...

Going to school on a non-school day is totally something I would do. Too funny. I wish I had more of your finish-it-up attitude. I could use some. What awesome fabrics, and the illustration is awesome!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, I bet you're whooping about all that pretty fabric! Whoop whoop for you!!

Richard Healey said...

Thank you for Linking Up to LAFF.

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