Monthly Archives: February 2013

How do I interrupt thee, let me count the ways

February 25th 2013
I was so excited to make this Valentine’s Mini Quilt. I was inspired when I read this post on Diary of a Quilter.  I did “sit” on it a while,  which means I was redesigning the layout in my sleeping and awake hours, I was!  I had to make it my own… And I was motivated mostly because I was using the reds and pinks from my Ruby charm pack and Modern Vintage yardage by Bonnie and Camille.

 
Here are my 5 x 5 charm selections (some are random squares)
 
Here are some left over 2.5 x 2.5 squares I am going to use in there too!
 
 
And some scraps,
 
 
And one of these is for my “love note” square from A Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey.
 
 
 I REALLY, REALLY wanted to finish this for Valentine’s Day of this year but sometimes a mother’s (and wife’s) work is never done! I was bombarded with requests at every moment!
 
 
1. Where are uniform pants?

2. Did you wash my dance stuff?
3. What is the password for email?
4. How do you download a document?
5. You gotta call the tv service we have no channels?
6. We need milk and yogurt when are you doing groceries?
7. Can I borrow the charger for the iPod?
8. What’s for dinner?
9. Is this garbage?
10. Where does this go?
11. Do want to feed this to the cats?
12. We are invited to dinner are we doing anything that day?
13. Your mom called…
14. Are you taking me to school tomorrow?
15. Are you going to hose off the patio?
16. Why haven’t you washed my shirts? (I did you haven’t put away your laundry!)
17. Can you sign the field trip form?
18. Will you be a chaperone?
19. Why don’t you lead us through the zoo? (ok that was ON the fieldtrip)
20. It won’t take too much time, if you could just help me with….
21. Whose turn us it to unload the dishwasher?
22. How do you make velveeta in the microwave?

23. Panic attack over fighting and bickering children
 
Does this happen at your house? Who can think, relax and create with all that?
 
As hard as I ignored everyone,
 
 
and tried to stay focused,
 

 
even taking late showers,
 
 
I did manage to lay out all the blocks, and add a color option below,


 
but that was all I was able to do up until Valentine’s Day.

 

Fast forward from the last Sunday Afternoon Post

February 20th 2013
Finished this off and shipped it, check!
 

 
This letters below were my favorites and newer ideas.
 


Can you guess what the “R” is? 
 

 
These robots were programmed too.
 

 
And I added a color option to my Valentine’s Quilt.
 

 
More on why it wasn’t finished in time for this year later!

Anything but a Lazy Sunday Afternoon

February 12th 2013
A lazy Sunday afternoon once had appeal. But with so little time and so much to do, I wonder what to do first? What I want? What is my duty? or what I will get paid for?

 
I have to finish this for a customer, I have one more letter to jazz up before assembling.

 
I also have 16 more Clay-Bots to do for an event at school/work. Thank God I have until March. But I really want it out of the way so I can get on to fun stuff like…
 

this. Just for sheer enjoyment and because I can’t get this idea out of my head…
 

 
A nine square block Valentine Quilt (countdown) for myself. I got inspired when I read this post. I have been toying with a variation on the design for about a week .
 
More on that project soon.  Between you and me though, I really just want an excuse to use more of my yummy fabric from Bonnie & Camille.

 

A Clay Pot ROBOT!

February 7th 2013
 
A little craft wire,

 
jewels and buttons,
 
 
felt scraps and paint,
 
 
a glue gun,
 
 
some floss,
 
 
and a terracotta clay pot.

 
  R O B O T
 
 
Nope. I did not get this from Pinterest.
 

 

Crafting Runs in the Family

February 2nd 2013
I have a niece who likes to craft. (My genes, I know!)
 
 
She made wreaths this year for everyone in the family. (Wasn’t that nice?)
 
 
She is the one who loves dogs, Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! (to the tune of Jingle Bells)
This one she made for herself, of course.
 
This is the tree skirt she made for her mom. It was her first one!
She is very handy with a glue gun I hear…
 
 
This is a “winter” wreath she made for her aunts.
Over the Christmas break, I saw that she even has a Craft Box. I love that!
 
Good job, Amanda!!