Thursday, February 24, 2011

THX!

Another grueling week! So busy that I barely have time to speak or write complete sentences. I feel like all of my communication with others lately has been curt, hurried, much like a text message. So when I found myself with a few spare moments yesterday, I found myself thinking of how thankful I am for all of you and those emails and comments I get from you all throughout the day - it really lifts me up during this stressful time. When my few spare moments were over yesterday afternoon, before my husband came home and I had to go back to work (until 2 AM! Then back up again at 6 this morning! Ugh!), this is what I had come up with:

It goes out especially to Em, whose silly emailed photos always bring a smile to my face. Thanks for reading, and for hanging in there with me when all I do is whine about how busy/tired/overworked I am.

Oh, and I almost forgot. At some point this week I found the time to put the scrappy border on my first Birdie BOM. I love using up those 2.5" scraps, and I love how bright and cheerful it is going to be. Of course, at 2 months/block, it will take me two years to complete the top...

13 comments:

Becky said...

Sorry you are having a stressful patch. I hope the work load decreases soon and you can be happily and merrily stitching along again!!

Michelle said...

Hopefully this weekend and next week will be less stress for you!! Praying for a more peaceful week and lots of stitching time!

Stray Stitches said...

Your birdie block is a delight! I love the bright and cheerful colors you are using for the border. Congrats on getting it finished and nobody said this was a race so take your time and enjoy! Hopefully your stress level will relax at least a little with the weekend coming up.

Andrea said...

Well you are ahead of me at least. I have not started the stitching yet on the birdies although they are printed off. I am going for scrappy too - I have stacks of little squares ready for Borders. Take care xx

beth said...

YOur birdie block looks so happy. HOpe you're able to get some R&R soon. You're working way too hard!

Nancy said...

It is amazing to me that with so little time these days you still found time to create your Thanks piece. Isn't it wonderful to have a place where you can go and just pick up what you were last working on without have to open stuff up, set stuff up, etc.

I'm also hoping for a slow-down for you soon!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your BOM block is so bright and cheerful! I love the colourful squares you used to frame it. I hope your life settles down again soon.

Julie Fukuda said...

Your scrappy border is just perfect. I hope the work situation will let up a bit soon.
Cheers!!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

taking those few minutes for yourself can make a huge difference.. glad you found a few creative ones! cute!

joe tulips said...

Hang in there...small snatches of time and you are still getting some awfully cute things done!! Summer is just around the corner, even though it feels very far away right now. Hear anything from boy life yet??

Cheryl Willis said...

adorable birdie block, well worth a 2 yr wait for the top. one piece at a time! cw

Judi said...

Great birdie block! Love how you finished it.

Shay said...

I love your Block Erin.

Hoping you get some real time off soon!