Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WIP Wed

Just a quick note to post a few pictures of my current work-in-progress's, for "Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday" link party. I have many more sitting on top of dressers, tucked away on shelves and piled onto bookshelves, but right now here's my ironing board in real time....
The main quilt I've been furiously working on is a very special gift that I don't want to show until after the recipient sees it first hand. I'm so happy with the way it's turned out so far, but still have a bit of work to do. I have the top all finished, and the colorful strips in front are part of the border. I hope I don't give away too much.

I've also got back on track with the quilt along I'm participating in. I'm doing 2 of them at once, to hopefully be finished my Christmas. Considering the time crunch and how many projects I have going right now, I made the decision to skip the "wonkification" of them, as this'll add an extra step, and right now I really need the time. Maybe I'll make a wonky quilt in 2011, but for now, I have enough tops to quilt, Christmas presents to finish, and other not-so-fun-household-things-to-do that I'm simplifying them.
As I was getting a bit overwhelmed with my things-to-do list, I took a time out to figure out what's up. I'm not usually so harried. I came to the realization that due to school vacations and sick kids, I've only had 3 out of 11 days that my kids have been in school (I honestly don't know how you quilters with little ones manage), and my husband has only been home 2 out of the last 7 weeks (this week is no exception... he's gone for work). No wonder I'm a bit stressed. Oh, and yes, blogging does take time too :-). SOOOoooo. I decided that once the holiday's are gone, I'm going to slow things down a bit... With maybe one exception, I'm also not going to take on any new projects until after that too.

So hopefully this blog will read "finished projects" very soon, and I'll have some fun stuff to show you!!

10 comments:

felicity said...

That bottom photo looks like That Girl's quilt along! I'm doing it too, but I am already behind. Life etc. But at least my husband doesn't travel! Yikes!

Happy WIP Wednesday!

AMKreations said...

Awe, you've definitely been busy! I feel like this year has been so busy for me...so I can relate.

My kids had an unexpected school cancellation today, so I didn't get anything done here. Instead, I took the "window" shopping...so we could get birthday and Christmas ideas. It was a long day out and I think I spent a little too much at the Holiday Hickory Farm's store that was set up in the mall...but oh well. =)

I like your QA blocks too!

A Girl said...

I agree...how do quilters with little get so much done? My little one is always stealing blocks and hiding them among his toys. Can't wait to see your quilts finished. I love your fabric choices.

Kimberly White said...

Wow! Looks like you are getting lots done! As a quilter with wee ones ... I just do it 5 minutes at a time ... whenever I have a minute! Looking forward to seeing your finished quilts!

Elizabeth D. said...

I like your quilt along blocks, they're really nice. And I think you're fully excused from wonking when you're making two of them! :)

Lee said...

I think everybody's sewing to-do lists get a little overwhelming this time of year! Your quilt-along blocks look great.

And I agree with Kimberly about quilting with little ones - I just cram it in whenever I can. I'm fortunate because my younger one's nap coincides perfectly with my older one being in school, so I get a good 2+ hours every day of kid-free time. I don't know what I'd do if it hadn't worked out that way. Probably lose my mind!

Thanks for joining WIP Wednesday! See you next time!

Becky said...

Thanks! I remember when mine were little I measured progress one seam at a time. And I keep forgetting that not everyone has 2 boys 23 months apart :-). Mine are/were very active too. Come to think of it, I was working a lot too when they were little, and swing shift, so no sleep. How soon we forget all of that stuff....

Melanie said...

I think you are making great progress on your projects! It is so much harder to complete things with kids and life in general. I can't wait to see all of your finished quilts!

Leila said...

Love those batik fabric.

Last fall/winter I was on a real sewing kick and I would tell my girls I was going downstairs to fold laundry in the basement. I did fold the laundry, but then I would sneak into my sewing room and sew for 15 or 20 minutes until they would find me. I don't actually mind doing laundry that way. And somehow they weren't interested in tagging along to fold laundry. :)

Becky said...

Genius!!