Monday, August 31, 2009

Taking advantage of a (hopefully ) temporary lull......






Good morning Blogland Neighbor-hood ! Well, here it is the last day of August ALREADY !!! .....and, as usual, we're behind schedule with just about everything (EXCEPT for work related paperwork ... for a change !!!) ..... and the ONLY reason that the #!$&*@ paperwork for the day job is caught up for the moment is because work is, again, a little slow ..... good for all departments, except of course the Bill Paying Dept ....

ANYHOW, the Sewing Dept is determined to take advantage of this lull and attempt to make a dent in the "summer sewing" they had planned to get done , but didn't due to above mentioned day job busy-ness. One of the LONG OVERDUE projects that has been burning a guilty hole in our aunt/godmother suits is .....



...this graduation signature quilt for my niece Steph .... now you're probably thinking graduation....that was just few months ago in the spring, right? .... well, not exactly..... this is Steph's high school graduation quilt and she's now in nursing school earning her bachelor's degree after earning an associate's degree from University of South Florida ..... so, hang on Steph .... this just may be finished by the time you earn that BSN !!!

So, that quilt along with Moonbeam Boy Matt's HS Grad Quilt from 2008, and Beth's Belated Birthday Quilt from last Sept, and uhhhhh...let's see .... oh yea .... nephew Connor's HS Grad quilt from this year (and I can't believe I forgot to take pictures of at least the top ... which by the way is the only part finished .....) are what we'd like to finish up as our "Summer Sewing" before diving headfirst into ......




.....Fall and ....



.....winter ideas .....











SHEESH !!! Our own worst enemy, that's what we are !!! Maybe we need a strategy to stay on track .... for example eliminating all outside distractions .... like work, laundry, gross bathrooms, grocery shopping, and cooking and cleaning up all those gourmet dinners ....OH!! Speaking of gourmet dinners .... MAYBE we should follow in the footsteps of Julie of Julie and Julia fame and , instead of cooking a new recipe everyday and blogging about it (seriously , there's only so many varieties of Hamburger Helper out there), we should commit to sewing a little bit everyday and blogging about it !! Just think.....our movie career could be just around the corner !!! Why NOT ???? after all, Julia Child didn't write that cook book until she was 50 !! and the TV shows followed after that !!! So........there's a glimmer of hope ..... maybe .....BUT ....commiting to sewing EVERYDAY and then blogging about it EVERYDAY would definately put an extra LOAD on the ol' "To Do List" ......hmmmmmm.....maybe we'll have to put that idea on the back burner .....along with those unfinished sewing projects ...... (sigh).....

Be back soon!
Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

4 comments:

Amanda said...

I love the idea of sewing and blogging about it every day, but like you, it would be hard for me to do. I did see a blog today where they have Sew and Tell Fridays. I think you're supposed to finish a project by Friday, write a post, and then go to her blog and leave a link.

I'll e-mail you and let you know the blog. Like you, sometimes it's all I can do just to sew much less get something finished (unless I go away somewhere).

I had to laugh about your graduation quilts. You and I are a lot alike! I just finished a graduation quilt from 2 years ago!

jaybird said...

just saw your comment post on joanna's site... i live in philly.. not far from penn's landing.. so you cracked me up!! next time you need an excuse to come with you can come over here and sew all day with me!

Elizabeth said...

Everyone expecting a quilt just needs to remember that good things come to those who wait!

Jan said...

So sorry to hear that things are slow w/the "day job." This mess w/the economy is reaking havoc on so many ... buuuuuuuuutttt, it sure is nice to have some spare time just for you!!! Enjoy it my dear :)