Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Crunch Time!

I wish I were spending more time in Blogland, but it is crunch time for me.  I entered my Pick and Choose quilt in the county fair this year, but it isn't done yet! 
I started quilting this quilt LAST summer, and I'm STILL not done!  Granted, I've finished several other quilts in the meantime, but SHEESH!
I have to turn it in on Monday morning.  I am quilting every chance I get.  I took the kids to the pool yesterday, and sat in the shade quilting while they were swimming.  We watched Eragon last night since we listened to the book on CD while driving all over creation on vacation, and I sat there with my LED neck lamp in our darkened movie theater so I could see to quilt while watching the movie.  I've been carrying my quilt back and forth to work every day so I can work on it during my lunch breaks.  I'm going to be known around town as "that crazy quilt lady!" carrying a quilt with me everywhere I go, but I have got to get it done!

Other than that, no sewing per se, but I did make some Scrabble tile earrings for myself and my sisters and my mom while on vacation this year
E is for ERIN!  Well, for Ericka in this photo since that is my sister's ear, but we're identical twins - that's what my ear looks like, too!
and got so many favorable comments about them from complete strangers while wearing them, that I spent some time last weekend making more (13 pair!) and put them in my ETSY shop

My head is spinning with all kinds of new and exciting projects I'd like to be working on, but first, I MUST FINISH THIS QUILT!


Janet said...

That is how I often get my quilts finished too. Put myself under extreme pressure and then work like mad! Love your earrings.

Andrea said...

The best of luck - I'm a last-minute girl too xx

Shay said...

Oh Erin, I hear you sister. I have to bind a huge quilt between now and Saturday morning, and Im doing it by hand. Why do we leave these things until the last minute ?

You'll get it done and it'll be beautiful.

Cheryl Willis said...

I love that quilt! I have not quilted my version of it yet either.
The earrings are so cute, bet you did get a lot of comments. cw

bernie said...

You can do it! Bernie

Kim said...

Hey mine is finished wanna enter mine instead? I made mine after seeing yours on your blog and you sent me info on how to make it. That sure seems like a long time ago.
Either of the boys entering a quilt this year?

Good luck with it, hope we next see it with a ribbon pinned to the front!
Happy sewing

joe tulips said...

go girl, go!! You can do it.
this reminded me of a quilt at the quilt show...only it wasn't a quilt. It was just blocks on display. In the description it said, "this will be a king size quilt when I finish it." Made me laugh.