Thursday, January 14, 2010

Time OFF!

So...after all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's was right back to the grind for me. And I found myself feeling like I was suffocating! What I mean is that I spent the little bit of time before Christmas cleaning and getting ready for the "big night," and then had to actually work over the 25, 26, 27. I then spent the few days off before New Year's cleaning up the Christmas mess, in time for company who arrived on the 31st and departed on January 3rd. Now, I love having company, don't get me wrong, but it's still a lot of work. And then I was back to work on the 4th! So needless to say, I was feeling VERY overworked, and needed a break. So I was able to find myself replacements for 2 day shifts this week, so I could spent some time at home with the kids, and to CREATE!

I'm a part of 3 I had plenty to do...

First...I made these 4 blocks for FreckledBeauties of the Live Piecefully Quilting Bee

She sent out all these strips in various widths, and ask that we make strippy blocks. This is very liberating...I just grabbed a strip and added it, and another strip and added it, and so on. I did have to add a couple of strips of my own stash (the wavey pink and yellow, and the grey and yellow flower) to finish the one block. This quilt is going to look FAB when it's all together!

I also made these blocks for craftywaffles of the MishMash StashBash Quilting Bee

She sent out strips of white, and we (the members) were asked to create a wonky word that had something to do with going on a picnic, and 2 double hourglass blocks using summery fabrics! And "Voila!" I really enjoyed the letters, a lot easier than I first anticipated...and I got gutsy and chose a long word! I'm very interested to see how this quilt comes together. I think it's going to be great and very original!

I'm still waiting on my fabric for The Maple Leaf Bee and I'm looking forward to creating with it!

So that's it for now...I have lots of projects on the go and lots of things that I want to create! I just need TIME!! LOL...and with a full-time job and 4 kids...there isn't a whole lot left over for me...oh day!


Sarah A said...

Hey Carmen,

The blocks turned out amazingly, even the double hourglass which you were more worried about.

Trisha said...

Love your lemonade block! So glad that you got to have some time off and enjoy it!

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