Friday, April 29, 2011

Finally Friday...

Hello and Happy Friday! I loved waking up and turning the TV on to check on the weather for the day only to find the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton this morning. Lovely! I've been anxiously awaiting the event and even set my DVR last week to record every moment of it so I wouldn't miss anything but then when the actual day comes, I forget about it. Last night I was talking to my girls about the wedding and my five year old says "Wait, what? Princesses are for real? really for real? Did she come from a castle?" So cute. She wasn't pleased to find out that they are in England and not here in America. That was kind of a downer for her.

I'm so glad it's Friday. We're going to the Relay for Life event tonight. I love to celebrate those who have survived cancer! When we get home from that my husband will be gone to the drag races and after the girls are in bed I have big plans to sew and sew and sew some more. The sad part of it is that before I can get one of the tops basted that I need to quilt, I will have to clean my kitchen floors. urgh! I'm not a big fan of mopping but it has to be done. The backing of this quilt is white and I don't want any dirt to get on it at all so mopping is a must. Oh, I have an idea, I could just mop a section big enough to lay the quilt on! I'm a genius. hee hee.

Have you seen this quilt? Introducing: The Mona Lisa.

I just can't get it out of my head. It was designed by Emily Cier of Carolina Patchworks. I have been an admirer of hers for quite a while but this and her other Fine Art Series quilts are absolutely stunning. Stunning. The amount of brainpower and creativity that went into just one of these just blows me away, but the fact that she has soooo many different ones and each are just as fabulous as the next is incredible to me. I would love to know how much time went into designing and creating one of those quilts.

Well, send some happy cleaning thoughts my way....I'm outta here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What? Where? Why?

Well, it's Wednesday and I have nothing to say. I mean, I have a lot to say, but I don't have any progress on any quilts to report. I haven't touched my sewing machine in over 2 weeks. I can't believe it. I'm really starting to freak out though. I'm usually sewing some every day and I kind of have a lost feeling inside. I've got so many projects to work on but I'm just not motivated to do anything. I would like to say that I've been too busy with the cooking, the laundry and the house cleaning to sew but, well, ummm, that would not be the truth. I've been too lazy being lazy to do anything. I was gone on spring break for a 7 of those days so I have to give myself that much.

Easter is coming up! yeah! I've also been too lazy to get any Easter goodies together for my girls. We haven't even picked out Easter dresses yet. I need to get on that right away! I'm off on Friday for Good Friday so we can go after school and find some dresses. That's my plan for now. I'm sure the girls will be thrilled. They like to go clothes shopping about as much as I like to hear fingernails scraping down a chalkboard. Doesn't that sound fun?

My quilt guild meets this Friday night so I am looking forward to that. This will be the first month since I've started going that I won't have a quilt for show-n-tell. That makes me sad.

I think my husband actually read my favorite quilting quotes over there on the sidebar. Yesterday he handed me a pair of his shorts and asked me to take them to my mom for her to sew a button on them. I laughed and told him I would do that for him and he said that she does that better than I do. What? He said when she sews a button on it stays on and when I do it the button falls off. Ha! Thank you Mama!