Juggling

I don’t know about anyone else, but I used to be a one project woman. Start a cross stitch, finish a cross stitch, choose another.

My biggest problem was more patterns than I could stitch. Now…. Excuse me while I wipe tears of laughter. What do I have going right now?

Let’s see. There’s the embroidery for the girls’ quilt. I’ve stalled at “N for Nest” because of …

… the wedding card I STILL haven’t finished since the present broke, I said I’d post it to them and hence the pressure of finishing has eased. Then there’s…

…the piles of bias binding I decided to mass produce thinking it would be easier. I’ve made 3 and I have 1 pinned to sew, cut press, and another huge piece that needs re-marking before cutting because I didn’t actually have a 45 degree angle and that was why my marks didn’t match up!

Oh, and then there’s the bibs and bamboo fleece I’ve cut for Em because she’s a major dribbler, but ALL of these projects (4!!! 5 if you include the cross stitch I abandoned…6 if you include the phone cases I’m designing for my husband and I…) been put on the back burner, because in addition to going back to work next week, I decided to do this course. And accept the better lettering challenge. SEVEN. SEVEN PROJECTS.

I am crazy.

Project #1: And Everything Nice quilt

So this project started when I was browsing Scribd and came upon this book: IMG_2353 I have little ones, I like charming projects, I thought. Originally I was going to stitch one or two images, because they are very sweet. And then I read the instructions, which are marvelously and simply laid out. Quilting will give me lots of practice at stitching straight seams and I do need the practice…what could possibly go wrong? And with those famous words, I embarked on the biggest project of my crafting career. I am famous for jumping in the deep end. Why start with a little project when I could work through a big one step by step? I’ve been aiming to embroider one block a night, and managed for a couple of weeks, but then illness and children and coming home from holidays struck. Also other little projects that took precedence cropped up. But I will persevere. It helps that I have the most gorgeous fabrics, and that just looking at them makes me want to make this a reality. So if my girls don’t appreciate it, I certainly will! Anyway, I have to run, this little one is waiting for me to play with her! image Look at that face. Back with more projects soon!