Saturday, August 11, 2012

I get stuff done, just not in the right order....

See, I have a quilt top that needs to be basted and quilted.
And I have a quilt that's good to go except for handsewing the binding.
That was my plan for today, as well as purchasing supplies for the Sailor Mouth Swap.

Well, I did the shopping, but now I have to wait for it to get here.

I ended up mostly just catching up today (and yesterday).

I'm suffering from major brain deadness today.

I packed up stuff to mail, then headed out to run errands and realized at errand #1 that I forgot the packages on the dining room table.  Then I forgot The Pirate's conditioner at the drug store.

So, I made another trip.  Postable stuff posted.  Conditioner purchased.

Anywho, this is what I got done:

My August Nubee blocks:

Nubees, Aug, Hive #2

I think I'm reusing this block for my 3x6 blocks.  Oh, I got some solids to do those today, too.

I caught up on the Sew Intertwined QAL  (did that yesterday, really):

Sew Intertwined, outer blocks

I really love this block.  I am thinking there is a quilt in just these blocks out there in the future.

Caught up on the How Far Will You Go? QAL:

How Far, weeks 2 and 3

I'm apparently on a Hope Valley kick right now.

What I still have to do in the upcoming week:
*Prep my 3x6 blocks
*do this week's blocks for Sew Intertwined (on Fri.)
*do this week's blocks for How Far Will You Go?
*quilt and bind the quilt that was supposed to get done today.  (Also, there is a giveaway coming when it's done)
*Handsew the binding on the Across the Sea boy
*Do some handsewing on the Medallion
*Get the layout done for the Hexy MF (and get some more flowers assembled)

Here's the bummer.  I forgot where I was in the summer relative to where school starts.
I've got my class list.  I'm excited.  Good kids!  (Not that they aren't every year, at least where I teach.)  But, um, I've already started going in to get set up.  School officially starts (with kids) next week.  In the meantime, I have my birthday coming next weekend.  I'll be 38. Eep.

So, there are some things on my to do list for the summer that I have yet to start (in some cases) or finish (in others):
1.  Tank top.  Uh, I washed the fabric.
2.  Embellish skirt.  Uh,  I made the skirt.  I really need to finish this one as I need some clothes for school.
3.  Weekender bag.  I have the supplies, except for feet.  I'm not sure I'm ready to attack this one. It seems a bit scary.
4.  My Swoon mini.  I started hand quilting it.

If anyone figures out a way to get more done, let me know.  I'd like a time machine for my bday.


Allegory said...

I'm thinking interns. At least that's the only thing I've come up with. The cats aren't helpful.

Flying Blind... said...

Loving the Hope Valley blocks, ALL of them x

Cherie said...

Haha. I set things out on my cutting area and keep a list of the things I want to do during the week at least. Great looking blocks =D

Katy Cameron said...

How did the classroom painting go? I think it was all Allegory's fault you were led astray this summer, throwing down challenges and all... ;o)

Carla said...

All your blocks look so lovely. Great progress.

**nicke... said...

hope valley... aaaaahhhhh!

Jacey said...

Happy almost birthday!! I think I'm about to cut into my happy stack of Hope Valley...

Michele said...

Well you got more done than I have in the past 2 weeks. If you do get that time machine for your birthday, can I borrow it every so often?

kat129 said...

Um you are hardcore woman! That's quite a lot done. And this Sailor Mouth Swap you speak of: I just checked it out on Flickr - that is AMAZING! Good luck on the time machining and happy sewing!