Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday, Monday


( some fun scraps I've been playing with)

Just keeping it real around here folks! I usually like Mondays, truly, it's strange but I do. I like the fresh new week with a brand new list of things to tackle. But today I'm not feeling it so much. This is the kids last week in school before they are home for holiday break (YAY, I love having them home all day!!!) But the flip side is, it's the last week for me to pull it all together and get everything done so we can enjoy those days together.

(a binding tutorial that I still haven't written)

So where does that leave quilting? Well, I have been getting a LOT of quilting done, but since I have two quilts coming up in magazines this spring, another this summer, another calendar quilt in July, and then there are the 16 quilts (excuse me while I breathe into a paper bag) that's right, sixteen quilts that are going to be in the book I'm writing that is due to my editor by the end of February. Don't even look at the calendar, I don't want to know how many (or few) weeks away that is.

(cutting strips, lots of strips!)

The good news is, that all of the magazine and calendar quilts have been finished, shipped and are being photographed. I have also finished 10 of the 16 quilts for the book. I am quilting one this week and have sent six to a longarm quilter. It feels like cheating, but who am I kidding? It had to be done and she can do amazing things that I can't with my Janome.

(fuzzy slippers make me sew faster)

So while I've been stitching my little fingers off, I can't show any of the quilts here. I really HATE that. I'm not good at keeping secrets and I get so excited about what I'm making I want to share it with the world!!!

I'll be shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking and prepping this week, and with any luck, I'll squeeze in a few more stitches. Whatever you are doing, I hope it is merry and makes you smile!

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

4 comments:

  1. You are very busy, but a good busy. Hope you have time to savor the holiday season!

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  2. Good luck with all you have to do. I will wait patiently for the big reveal. Merry Christmas.

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  3. So looking forward to the big show of your quilts...man--SIXTEEN????-- phew let me just sit down and have a cuppa after hearing that. You are one busy lady! Best of luck and try to have a restful holiday...eat some chocolate (maybe a lot--- and some wine, too--good for the heart you know LOL), hugs, Julierose

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  4. Wow! You are one busy lady! I don't think I could ever get 17 quilts done in a few months! Congratulations and good luck with the rest of them!

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