Cramped for Time
October 4, 2010 § 5 Comments
You know, vacations are lovely, and essential. But it seems like the week after is always a killer week. Time is feeling a bit cramped at the moment. Everything that needs to get done seems to inevitably fall within the same time frame. We are sleep deprived and waffling between cranky and silly around here.
Long story short, my hubby has been contracting for the last 5 years. His most recent contract ended around Labor Day at the beginning of September. He had big plans to get all these house projects done and then a new permanent job comes along that he couldn’t resist. His first day back at work is today. That left him only a couple of weeks to finish up his house projects. This one is a storage cabinet for the garage. It’s for skis, backpacks, blankets and tools. The side he is standing in now has shelves and holds tools, canning jars and all sorts of other things.
Then… we bought a wood burning fireplace insert that is being installed next week. We’ve been wanting to paint our ugly 70’s red brick fireplace ever since we bought the house. But people kept talking us out of it. Well, we finally did it anyway because it will be harder to paint after the insert is installed.
And… I’ve been sewing like a mad woman on a couple of samples for Clothworks‘ booth at Quilt Market. One is a dress and the other is a purse. Both are patterns from Sew Serindipity. I’ll try to get a quick pic before I ship them off. The patterns are great!
And… I had a sewing table fiasco that resulted in lots of running around, preventing any further quality sewing time.
All of that to say… I don’t have any lovely quilt pictures to share. I do have another tutorial in the works illustrating how I hand sew my binding. It’s not too much different from the machine binding. But I thought you might be interested anyway.
But I can show you my cheerful doll quilt swap wall. Look at all these lovely quilts from Flickr friends! They make me smile.