WHAT?! I am insane. And I just want to go to sleep...
But back to the fun stuff. I am jumping back into Tracey's great idea of the Just Three linky party. Head over to Tracey's blog if you don't know what this is yet. And then check out her patterns. She makes great quilts!
1) Make a Swoon quilt for a friend's wedding. The wedding is the end of THIS month and I only have the fabric cut. Haven't sewn anything yet. We're flying out to CA on the 23rd and the wedding is on the 30th. Fortunately my mom has a sewing machine that's pretty sweet so I'll be able to catch up if I fall behind. My goal is not to fall behind but to get it done before we go. Get ready to see a lot of swoon blocks this month friends :)
2) Keep up with the bee's and other required-to-be-done-by-the-end-of-June commitments. Yes. I may have joined too many things. But how can you say no to so much awesome swap-ness? I have been trying to limit myself a bit more to less intense swaps, but I think I'm going to take the entire month of July off just so I can breath again. But they're so fun!!!!!
3) I'm following Tracey's lead on this one and am going to make my 3rd goal to relax a bit. I want to take some deep breaths and be able to enjoy the things I get to make. I am going to indulge and plan a great quilt to make for myself this fall, and then I'm going to get really excited about it.
I recently got the first issue of Quilty magazine and it's so cute. I love the projects, the wording is awesome, it's like someone's talking to you. Reassuring you as you read the directions in the projects and the articles. It's just a lovely magazine. I think I'm going to pick one of these two for my Fall quilt. What do you think? Which would you do?
And I didn't even show you the wonderful box I got for the Modern She Made swap!! This was so exciting. A great pick me up of perfect fabric goodies! My lovely partner was so generous. I really lucked out.
It was so wonderful that this is the only picture I have of the goodies! See that pillow? Not the owl one, the pezzy print one. Yep. It's mine! It is perfect and so well done (my daughter thinks it's her pillow). The colors are my favorites and along with it were some placemats and a matching pot holder that features some text fabric that is to die for! My kids are very into letters right now so I'm going to break them in
Final quilting bit. This went out in the mail today. My very first Dresden plate for the May Traveling Circles bee! I've always been too scared to try these but it actually wasn't as hard as I expected! I'd love to make an entire quilt out of these but....that's a project for another year. I also think it'd be fun to do a Christmas quilt out of these. They remind me of holiday wreaths! Maybe enhance it to be a tree skirt where the circle in the middle would be partly for where the tree goes?
And finally, it was 90 + degrees today so we blew up the pool, filled it with the hose and went to town. Matthew no longer sees his arm as an impairment and is back to normal. Which means our neighbors heard a lot of "reminding" about not splashing so big and don't get water in your cast...
I can't remember the exact origin of this quote but I always like to remember it at times like this.
"If it wasn't this, it'd be something else!"
Ain't that the truth!