Monday, September 22, 2014

all I have to show...

How is it that one can have SO MUCH one wants to sew and yet be so easily distracted?  This weekend I think I did everything but the sewing I had intended...

*First the kids had an an impromptu sleepover at grandma's.  What did we do with an unexpected evening alone?  Assemble their new bunk beds, of course!  My idea...  They've been itching to start sharing a room.

*When it turned out that Brandon didn't need my mad assembly skills, I set to moving Aria's things into her new room.  And what should I find but a crafty basket with the most frightening, most hopeless yarn tangle you can imagine.  I mean, literally 6-7 different yarns, needles, half-knitted projects and....wait for it.... hangers.  Hangers!

*Warning:  Never allow hangers to mix with yarn.  This should be posted prominently in my daughter's room.

*Unable to resist such slow, methodical work, I spent about an hour and a half detangling.  There were casualties.

*The next morning I mustered incredible self-control and spent a whopping 3-hours hedging the azalea bushes.  Yes, that gorgeousness comes at an annual price, one which I handily defer until perfectly cool-but-not rainy weather arrives on a Saturday.  Unfortunately (fortunately?) it did this weekend.

*So that used up all my self-control.

*Then, because just the right used van popped up on our radar, we "had" to spend most of Saturday traveling and test driving and negotiating.  I think I wanted us to buy the darn thing just so it would be over.  Thank goodness we did. 

*And the rest of the weekend was eaten up by thankless real life:  grocery shopping, organizing, you know the like.

Ok, so I did manage to quilt that quilt and prep the scrappy binding, but not to finish her up.

all i have to show...

And that, my friends, is all I have to show for the weekend, in craftiness.

the end


19 comments:

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    1. Haha.... no. I'm going to forgo the van pic, but I'll tell you it is a red Town & Country. My previous car was/is also my first car, a Toyota Corolla, that's been uber reliable. This is a BIG change for me. I'm not really a "car" person, so it's been mostly a chore.

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  2. wow! you were busy! I didn't get to sew much this weekend either :(

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  3. Life has a way of taking up our sewing time! At least you got a little sewing done and there is always next weekend!!

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  4. I peeked at the other posts and your land is so gorgeous. We had azaleas that size on the 3 acres we used to own - I miss them. Congrats on the van!

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  5. Considering all that you accomplished, I'd say getting a quilt quilted and the binding attached was still pretty productive! Congrats on the new van!

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    1. Oh, thanks! It was productive, I admit, just not in the ways I had hoped =)

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    2. Maybe next weekend will be a "quilty" one! Congrats on the van!!!

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  6. Sometimes when a tangled basket of yarn comes a callin', there's just no way to resist. Especially when you're pregnant!

    I love that your kids want to share a room. My son and oldest daughter share a room and we plan to put the littlest in there too as soon as she's ready for a big girl bed. We've dubbed it "The Party Room". It's so rare that you ever hear of mixed sibling bedrooms these days - I'd love to see a photo of how their room turns out if you ever feel up to it. xoxo

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    1. Seriously, I enjoyed untangling that yarn rather much. It was odd! Must be a pregnancy thing. I will definitely share pictures of the room when we get it in shape. I have 2 quilts to make for them, actually! I am doing a new look for their combined room =)

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  7. That's an amazing DONE list, regardless of craftiness.

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  8. That's a lot that you got done, even if your sewing did suffer for it. I had a similar weekend, though I'll admit I got a few new things (like new fall boots!) that made up for it. I also managed to finish about 7 pairs of pot holders and a charity quilt (but I only had to finish the binding, so not that much of an accomplishment). Still, though, little bits of progress add up! Here's to next weekend and our definitely productive future-selves... :P

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  9. You were productive in lots of ways. I imagine you had time to dream of baby while untangling that yarn.....

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  10. Sounds so familiar. Why are there always more tempting things to do or make? :)

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  11. You did so much! Nice nesting... And it's impressive you still managed to sew amidst the rest of that productivity! I 'm eager to see what you make for the new combined room!

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  12. My goodness. You had a very productive weekend, even if it wasn't sewing. I am like you, but I do try to remind myself that sewing isn't everything...is it?

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  13. I hear you! I didn't spend the weekend sewing, either. I did manage to finish the binding on a very small baby quilt but that was it. The rest of the time was doing other stuff.

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  14. It was very productive anyways.... and groceries are always important ;-)

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