"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

26 May 2009

the table runner is finished!

I finished the table runner last night and couldn't wait to block it before putting it on the table.  I'm happy with it.  Now I have all these other ideas running through my head again.  It's an illness.  I will NEVER have enough time to do everything I want to do.  Such is the story of my creative little mind.  Too many ideas running around aimlessly with no real purpose in life, yet.  :P  I have an idea for something for my sister who is due in Dec. with her first.  So I will surely have to get my act together for that project.  Definitely don't want that being finished years from now.  The wheels are turning for that.

The big "thing" that happened over the weekend here was that I finally bought my tomato plants and strawberry plants.  We even picked up flowers for our little buckets that hang on our fence in the back yard.  So at least now there is some color to be seen back there.  They are so darn cute and it doesn't seem right in the yard until the buckets are filled with pretty little blooms.  Em had to have her purpley petunias...

and Brenna had to have her red & white impatiens.  Now I have to get my act together with getting the vegetable garden planted and see what happens there.  We are trying a few new things this year.  Hopefully it will all turn out.

Off to finish my list for the day.  I've been struggling with it all day.  I put too much on it for today and I feel I haven't gotten a thing done.  Oh well, at least our friend popped by earlier and turned our sprinklers on, so all is good there.
A few sewing projects are waiting for me to finish.  The girls can be so patient with me at times when it comes to all the cutesy little things for summer to be made.

Hope your lists are going better than mine today.  Oh well, all you can do is smile and keeping plugging away.  No  since in stressing about it because it's really not worth it.  Life goes on.  At least everyone is happy with popsicles and sprinklers and I still have a huge yarn stash to look at.  What else could one ask for?  besides dinner for tonight!  :)



  1. Kar, I love those buckets and I want to make one of those mats for my table. That is awesome! I love the colors. I am definitely going to make one. Did you have a pattern you followed?

    You're right about not stressing out. Doesn't do any good. If it's not going to get done, it's not going to get done. No amount of fussing about it will change that. Just add it to the next list and move on.

  2. The buckets are a really cute idea. I love flowers. The table runner is so cheery.

  3. Love the table runner. Yes, I understand about never being able to make all of the things you would like to make in this lifetime hold true for the majority of persons who crochet/knit.

  4. You know, the more blogs I read, the more I'm noticing a pattern concerning crafters and multiple projects and ideas. I'm beginning to think we are self-induced ADHDers. Me included. I'm trying not to take on any more projects until I finish these for the kids and organize a few things.

    I love the runner. Such a lovely collection. And the flowers are gorgeous. :-)

  5. The table runner turned out cute Kar...and the bucket idea for flowers is soooooooooooooooooo neat. I might have to steal your idea. We want to plant strawberries this year.

  6. I am the same way with projects. So many ideas and so little time! Seems like I never get anything done because I'm always trying to decide what to do. Can't make up my mind!

    Your buckets on the fence look very cute! Great idea.

  7. A very pretty post, Kar. Your table runner is gorgeous!

  8. I just love your table runner!! :o)
    And your buckets are too cute on your fence!