Thursday, April 21, 2011

Where does the time go?

It's been a week since my past post? Really!?!

And I don't really have anything quilt-y to show for it! All that stuff I brought with me to work on in Atlanta? The only thing I did was finish the binding on Donald's quilt.

While a finish feels good, I wish I had done more. But it was hard to fit quilting in with the trips to:

  • the zoo

  • Toys R Us shopping with the kids' own money

  • the park

  • the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center

  • catching up with college friends

  • watching episode after episode of Brothers and Sisters (how have I never seen this show? I am now officially HOOKED!)

  • cruising the Atlanta Underground

  • the hotel pool and hot tub EVERY DAY

  • the College Fair and Case Studies (work! ick! but it's got to be done)

We got back on Monday evening, just in time for karate and a marketing meeting. Then work on Tuesday was the typical day after you get back from a long trip - overwhelming chaos. After work, I picked up the kids and we headed to my mom's house to spend the night because my twin sister was in town helping my mom pack up her house - she's moving to New Hampshire this summer. (don't leave me, Mom!!!)

Look what they found - a bedspread made by my Great Aunt Bertha (or Bernice, or some name that I don't remember...I guess I should write the name down next time I talk with my mom). It is pretty threadbare and stained in parts, but I'm taking it apart and gonna use those embroidered blocks in something!

I can start something new because I just finished something, right?

Then came Wednesday - work, karate and a Board Meeting. How is it that I regularly leave the house at 7:30 AM and don't return until after 9:00 PM? No wonder I'm too tired to sew most days!

But then came today. I went to work, but left at 10 AM so I could take my hubby to the hospital for some surgery on his foot. Minor stuff, and he came through just fine, but there was NO WAY I was going to sit in a hospital waiting room with my boys all day long. We dropped off my husband and picked up lunch, ate it in a park, caught a movie, and then spent a couple hours at the skatepark. While they performed acts of derring do (they were the ONLY kids there with protective gear on!!! C'mon parents!), I sat on my Orphan Quilt and did a tiny bit of quilting on my Martini Girl and my 4th of July Table Runner. Finally, some stitching!

Hopefully this weekend will bring much more time with needle and thread!


Rachel said...

So busy! But it sounds like your trip to Atlanta was lots of fun.

I hope you get some sewing time this weekend. You deserve it!

Julie Fukuda said...

A finish is a finish after all. Over busy? Yes. Boredom? No.

Stray Stitches said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your trip! Brothers and Sisters is my favorite show!!
You are one of the busiest people I know and it amazes me that you are able to get any type of sewing in. Great finish on Donald's quilt!

joe tulips said...

In my (imaginary) rule book for quilting...section 18b states...It is okay to start new a project whether you have finished something or nothing!
I have some old Dresden plates made by my grandma. I always thought it would be nice to make small wall quilts with them and give them to cousins. I wonder where I put them?