Baby, Sewing

Back the truck up!

February 24, 2011

That’s right back the mother-huggin’ truck up! Ever feel like you have way too much on your plate and you’re about to choke and no one in the restaurant knows the heimlich maneuver? That’s how I feel today. . . I feel like I have so many sewing projects on my plate and then I start looking at other ones to start. . . then I stop and slap myself in the face because I remember I still have to finish what I started.

The goals for this weekend:

1. Finish my blocks for my bee

2. Finish my potholders for Fiona

3. Finish my Urban Home Goods swap, main item

4. Finish machine quilting the tokyo quilt and start to wrap my brain around binding. I’m not an expert at all at hand sewing so if you want to take me under your wing for a afternoon, I would love it!! (I could just sneak over to my mother in-law’s house and maybe bribe her with something sweet, lol now I’m in the same boat as Missy oh how the tides have turned)

5. Finish my chopped pillows

6. Organize my fabrics into bins.

I think if I tackle all those items this weekend, I’ll be a happy camper. . . . Okay if you think I’m delusional say, “I” – the I’s have it.

You know those crzy giveaways that other awesome bloggers have? You know, the bloggers who have sponsors and have like a billion followers. . . yeah I always enter and a tiny drop of hope of winning. Well I finally won!!! I was lucky to win a giveaway off Amy’s blog. It was a pretty sweet giveaway too!! Here’s all the goodies I got. . . .

Canton Village Quilt Works

Reannalily Designs

I Have a Notion

Wondrous Woven Fabrics

Patchwork Trails

to show how stinky appreciative I am for winning – I’m going to buy something from each sponsor!!

In other news, we had the negotiating meeting with the realtor that represented Udot. We gave him our numbers and it’s looking promising. The only person that needs to sign off on it is the big-wig manager. We’re looking at possible the middle of next week for the approval.

Udot will start to advertise to contractors soon. . . the construction won’t start til late May maybe into June. It’s going to be a “fun” summer.

And on top of everything I have to do. . . it’s tax season. I’ve stop doing returns as a side job and just do a couple of family member’s taxes. Don’t worry – I’ll keep doing the family’s taxes if they keep wanting me to. I’m just not going to add to the stress anymore by taking on more clients.

With our tax refund, we’re looking at remodeling our bathroom. Yeah you know the one with the tiles falling off the walls. . . and the linoleum peeling off the floor. . yeah that one. I will get before and after shots for you. But I’m telling you. . . I hate home remodeling, I think I did it so much last year that I just don’t want to do anymore!

P.S. if you haven’t seen the new video of Pepper laughing. . here it is!! (sorry, it’s sideways I need to learn how to edit)

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  • Reply Strawberrylicious February 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    You have some serious horseshoes up your butt. I never win anything!

  • Reply Rachel February 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I totally understand the overwhelming feeling if too many projects. This year I told myself that oxlips only work one two projects at a time, and I’m only participating in one bee. While I’m tempted to join bees I realize that it distracts me from the projects that I really want to do. Now I just have a really long list of things I want to do. Hopefully I’ll actually get to start some of those projects.

  • Reply Meryl February 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I feel like a champion of binding now that I finished the yoshi quilt. it’s AWESOME. Mom doesn’t do it the way I did for the yoshi quilt (or audrey’s quilt) so that’s why I felt all lost. But the internet and my Friend Jen, were my support! It wasn’t easy, but I loved it. I recommend…. making your own binding!

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