I have started feeling like one of "those" bloggers. At least 3 posts a week? So I apologize to those that are like "Give it a rest, Heidi!" My excuse? I have too many things I need to get out of my head!! It physically throbs and aches if I don't get it out.
And I just adore Lee's WIP Wednesdays! It feels like it is my very own personal assistant letting me know what tasks I have left to do! I am actually adding my "to do"s this week so I can have a visual reminder of what is on my agenda.
So just consider this blog and especially this post for my personal health, okay?
If you recall HERE, I saw a tutorial about a week before Christmas. I took the dare. I mean, seriously, someone TRIPLE dog dared me!! Of course, reality set in that it would be quite rude to hide away in my Studio when my in-laws arrived for the holiday, so I started working on it right after the New Year! I have successfully cut 95% (I have the appliques still to do) and pieced almost all of it. I just have one more step..sewing my pieced "snow and sky" to the squares below!
Three baby quilts
One baby is already here, one is on it's way in March, and the third? It was supposed to be for Ana White's "Make Two". I haven't really started on all three other than fabric choices. So sad, right?
Thank you quilt
When Baby Button arrived, I had to take maternity leave from my most favorite job as the school nurse. One of the mom's at our school that is also an RN, was willing to substitute. Right before his birth, I decided that I was not going to return after my maternity leave for the sanity of our family. She agreed to finish out the full 4 months left. Sweet, right? I found this kit on clearance (even cheaper than the price tag mark) when my Joann's was moving to their new location. I hope she likes it even though he is turning one next month!
I bought Button's Christmas Stocking Crosstitch Kit last month, but I need to finish at least one of the two following projects first. I don't like to have more than two going at a time!
Elsa Williams Vintage Cherries
I love small needlepoint projects for "on the go" or what I more commonly call my "Bus Driver" projects. You know, the times you are sitting and waiting for your vehicle to be loaded up at carpool or waiting for the tennis lesson, baseball practice, or saxophone lesson to finish? This one is great, but I started it sometime last year and have made no progress other than the portion you see. MUST GET IT DONE!
I bought this kit YEARS ago and it collected dust in my needlepoint basket. When I was pregnant with Button, I was organizing my needlepoint/crosstitching stash and noticed that it was flowers and butterflies. Of course, since Jamie Lynn is our "Butterfly", I just had to start it right there and then! It was perfect for hanging out in my Master Room chair watching Tinkerbell with Bunny (shh...don't tell anyone that he likes Tinkerbell....we watch it because we like to think Jamie would love it ;)!) I have it set up in the room, I cheekily call the "Library". Really it is a formal living room and study combined. I like to call it the Library and even put the family computer in there so that it is more welcoming to the boys than a "pretty room"!
I cannot function if my house is not organized. My left brain forces me...even though my right brain fights like the dickens! My left brain reminds me that our house is happy and whole if everything has a place. I have quite a few areas on my to do list, but I am only going to focus on these three this week...I don't want to push myself (tee hee!)
It is time to get all of our new movies organized and the stack of movies my sons cannot manage to put back in their binders. In order to make it happen, I stuck it all in my Studio. My right brain will prod me to get it done faster I can get to work on all the other FUN things above. Good strategy, no?
I am off on another retreat in about a week and a half. I have part of my scrapbooking items organized.
I want to start sorting my power layouts and getting all of my photos printed by the end of this week. Usually I am picking them up at Walgreen's on my way to the retreat (oops).
Look at this collection. All from the end of November through December! I like to cut out ideas and inspiration for my idea binder.
I think Button is willing to help me. However, if it just gets too overwhelming...it is getting TOSSED!
Now I just hope I get some of it done. I don't want to be embarrassed next week! Usually, however, when I go to WIP Wednesday.
I always get inspired to get going!!!