Sunday, March 30, 2014

3/30/14 - Sunday

This is how yesterday ended.


And this is how today began. What a difference 12 hours can make. We are expecting 60 degrees on Monday :)

I've spent the majority of the last week concerned about my goal list for March. I made a rather ambitious list of things I wanted to get accomplished and now I'm worried that I won't make it.
I was recently reminded that not only is it important to make a list and get as much done as you possibly can, but you must also concern yourself with the quality of the work you produce. I can honestly say that I'm confident in my quality. I wouldn't hesitate to give any of my finishes as gifts and be very proud of them. I don't feel I have compromised in this area.

My Sunday began as it usually does, at church. I gave myself the added task of updating the class bulletin board. I still had Valentine's displayed. March is hard because we don't celebrate St. Patty's day at my church so I don't have much incentive to change it, unless Easter falls in March. Easter does fall in April this year, so we did Easter as our theme. One of the fourth graders who really enjoys helping me with any craft preparation was thrill to help me with the board.

It was her idea to leave the butterflies on the wires and have them come out and away from the board. I am very pleased with the end result.

A stop at the grocery for some staples, lunch and dishes when we got home. Once everything was cleaned up, Honey Do went to his shop to work on a 60-pen order for May. Newton went out to play in the remaining snow and I headed for my studio. The Christmas pjs for Newton are done. The fabric I chose is a flannel with wood grain print and tools. Very cute.

Once the pjs were done, I started working on my "winter" wall hanging. I know, it's spring, but I really wanted to just get it done and put away for next year. I didn't want to create yet another UFO. I might actually get this one done. All that remains is the binding.

BFF asked me this week about scheduling a couple days over summer to work on some Christmas projects:  tags and stockings. She suggested we take the next couple of months to gather our supplies. We'll do one project at her house and one at mine.

BFF has been rather impressed that I'm working on Christmas gifts (one per month). I have been encouraging her to do likewise. Both of us get caught at the last minute without gifts for the people we want to share them with. I am making a determined effort to get at least one done per month. So far so good. This weekend as I was searching through my stash for Newton's flannel, I came across several pieces too big to dispose of and too small for him. So I've started to label them for the great nephews and will start making pj pants for them as well. I'll just pick up coordinating t-shirts and socks to match to complete the outfit. Sometimes, I go as far as wrapping them when I finish each child's gift.

Can you see the sweet brown eyes watching me from the other side of the room? Yes, I wondered what she was up to also. She did pull out a couple of pieces of fabric stashed under the table. I put an end to that very quickly by getting her a couple of toys to play with. She did let me work for the most part. She's a sweet girl.

Thank you for stopping by,

Wishing you a creative day.


Anonymous said...

I admire your getting those Christmas projects done! How great to get together with a friend this summer and work on projects. I know I'm ready for a retreat - if only I had a friend my age who could go spend a few days in a motel sewing. There are some nice, but cheap, places in some of the hill towns around here. I need to get completely away from my house! My BFF and I used to do that once a year or so. I miss that. Love your winter wall hanging. Are you going to quilt it yourself - FMQ.

e said...

I know exactly how you feel about time away. There's nothing like even a day to recharge us and no one does it better than a BFF. I'm looking forward to the get togethers and the continued progress I'm making getting my goals accomplished.
As for the wall hanging, I didn't do anything in the quilting department beyone straight lines, but I'm pleased with it. It will be posted the next day or so.

Thank you.