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

09 November 2011

At last...

I have now declared all hat making in this house finished as of yesterday.  At least until I get two important 'projects' completed.  I might make a teeny tiny exception if little Connor needs something appropriate for the holiday.  That won't be so bad because his only takes an afternoon to whip up.  All others must wait.

After completing the 'last' hat, I was a bit lost on what to busy myself with.  So I sat down and paged through a few books that I found at the library.  What wonderful books they are!  Not every project grabs me, but there were quite a few that got me to saying "I should make that". You know that's not good.  Just more adding to my wish list of things to do.  Like I need to add to that monster of a list.

And after letting the brain relax a bit I went right to work on figuring out what to do with these wonderful bundles of fabric.  Making quilts had already been decided a while back.  But how to make them has really been giving me a brain block.  

I finally decided.  Got all the measurements figured out, I hope.  Drew a picture of how it should look.  At least how I would like it to look.  I bought some extra fabric from Dana for one of them and had to get a bit extra ordered online today for the other.  Just wanting to make sure that they are big enough for the girls and that they can be used for awhile.

Now the trick is to get a certain someone finished on the quilt she is making so I can get her out of the craft room so hopefully both of the girls won't figure out what they are getting for Christmas.  I know, what in the world was I thinking when I kept putting these two projects off until now.  I obviously I wan't thinking.

I wonder if I can start laying down the law about bedtimes being changed to 7pm?  I'm just brainstorming here.  Not sure that would go over to well.



  1. Something tells me that a 7 pm bedtime won't fly well with your girls. LOL The fabric you've chosen is quite beautiful and I know they will love their Christmas surprises (if you can truly keep the secret well hidden).

  2. I'm with Libby above....I'm thinking a 7 pm bedtime is going to go over like a lead balloon. I think you and I are cut from the same cloth -- I'm obsessing about quilts lately. I have that "Natural Patchwork" book. I haven't made anything from it yet, but the pictures are inspirational.

  3. All I've been doing is knitting and quilting and I've been loving it. I remember when my kids were little and I thought of having a 7pm bedtime...I might have tried but it never happened ;)

  4. Oh, my favorite time of year when there is secret projects and whispers in the house...love it!
    Also love the colors and designs..
    As for bedtime...well, my bedtime was 7 for quite some time when I was young, but I am not sure if that goes for kids nowadays...if they still believe in Santa, I spose you could say that Santa sent you a note and wants all kiddies in bed by 7 till the new year;)