Road blocks...

Do you ever have so many projects that you feel like you are swimming in circles not knowing what to do next? That is the kind of weekend I have had. I started a new project last week that I was initially excited about and then found out how meticulous I have to be with measurements and such, and now I am not so excited about it. It's a quilt with 12 inch blocks. I was originally going to do 12 blocks with a border. Now I am thinking about changing it up some because I am not at all excited about doing 10 more blocks like the first two I finished. Not to mention my Mark-B-Gone pen is getting dried up and I need a new one. So... I didn't feel like working on that this weekend, so I didn't.
My cousin contacted me this week about a couple of "lil monster" tee shirts for her boys and I am waiting to hear back from her about those. If so I will need to put one more together for her older boy. So I pulled all of that out last week, but it sat on my desk all weekend because I haven't heard back from her, yet. So I didn't do that this weekend either.
I was going to wash the fabric for Claire's birthday outfit and forgot to include it with the laundry, so I didn't get that done this weekend, either. I may just have to wash it by itself.
I decided yesterday afternoon that I should try and come up with a top to go with the little skirt I just made so that I can list them together on Etsy. My original thought was to make a little blouse to go with it, but I didn't think I'd have the time to do that and get it listed by the time I would like to get it listed. So I thought I'd get a long sleeve t-shirt and embellish it to match. It's back to school time, right, they should have fall stuff out.... Not so much. I found one little top at Target that I thought might work, but I wasn't crazy about it, so I left it. I looked at Sears, JC Penney, Macy's, Gymboree, Gap, Shopko and Old Navy. Old Navy had the closest thing to what I wanted, but they wanted more for it than I wanted to pay. Sooooo.... that didn't happen this weekend, either.

So we decided to take this morning off from going to church... gasp, I know... So I thought, OK, well what can I get done to redeem this weekend? OK, I decided to sandwich the quilt for my mom's birthday and start quilting it. Hoping to get the quilting done today or tomorrow and then the binding by next weekend and that will be one more project off of the to do list.
So.... I ran out of quilt basting spray halfway through sandwiching it. So here it sits on my kitchen counter half sticky so I can't move it, right where my cat just loves to try and jump on the counter (she also has a glue addiction which makes this even more interesting) and here I sit waiting for Jason to get up so I can get clean clothes out of the bedroom and Hancock's to open so I can go get more basting spray so I can finish this darn quilt!

I think I need a do-over.....

2 comments:

amandajean said...

wouldn't it be nice if we could get do-over weekends? that would be wonderful. hope all is right in your crafting world soon. It sure is the pits when it's not. :)

Holly said...

Wow, you've had quite a weekend! Ah, well, times like this make us appreciate the finished project all the more, don't they?