Monday, November 22, 2010

We'll I did get One thing done

Okay, so I know most of the quilting world really gets busy on the weekends.  I always have plans to get so many projects completed over the weekend but it never seems to play out that way.

First, I sleep in (with 4 little ones climbing all over my husband and I).  And then there are normally errands to run.  If it is a week with a Kids Build we have to head over to Lowes, seriously, the kids really don't like to miss that.  And then there is always lots of games in the afternoon while the littlest take naps.  And before you know it, it is dinner and bed, and then I am normally so pooped I follow the kids to bed.

So ya, I don't end up with a lot of quilting time on weekends, but honestly, that's okay.  I am really trying hard to keep this whole quilting love balanced with family.  I know I don't always do the best (especially when I am close to finishing a project, It is just like a book, I can't stop until it is done) but I really am trying.  It's all about keeping things in perspective, right :)

Okay, so I think I am getting sidetracked, I really just meant to lead into the one thing I did this weekend.  So here it is :)

 I actually put this top together a few weeks ago.  It was my "guinea pig" for figuring out my pattern for Nature's Pathways.  I learned a lot :)  So what I did this weekend was find this adorable snuggle fleece for the back and attach it.  (ya, so like 15 minutes of sewing :)

I am so excited about it!  It is just a little mini quilt, I call it a car-seat-snuggie.   It is just the perfect size for tucking those little ones into their car seat.   I made it to go with my Snuggle Squares quilt (and with the scraps from that quilt) and both will be sent off to my amazing twin sister who just found out that her first little wee one will be a girl!!  I am so excited for her!!  Love you Jen!!
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  1. Perfect quilt to snuggle with....!! Oh, one day you will miss those four little ones crawling all over you while you are trying to sleep...enjoy it now.

  2. She's gonna love that! I don't have kids and sometimes it's hard for me to sew on the weekends too. What's up with that? blessings, marlene

  3. Congrats to you and your sister! I, too, am struggling with the quilt/family issue. I haven't touched my machine in weeks. It really makes me sad sometimes...and then I get to feeling guilty when I am sad...or when I sit down to quilt.

    On the other hand, I know that I would be a bit more sane if I can have just a wee bit of time alone in my sewing room. I wish my family understood that!!

    Good luck on balancing things :)

  4. That is so adorable, I love the back and the front coordination, it's simply perfect!
    Super great job!


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