Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday stuff

Good morning. I hope everyone had a great weekend. And all the Dads out there had a great Father's Day. I have been working on a few things here but not all quilting. I will post some pics below on this post but was just thinking about something.
I spend a lot of time looking at pinterest. I am addicted to it, all that beautiful stuff and enough free patterns for at least 7 lifetimes and if you browse bloglovin or even just search google for free patterns of any kind and free BOMs, add another 7 lifetimes. So you see where I am going here. I spend so much time "looking" that I have not time for "doing". I have about a gazillion patterns stored on my hard drive "for Later" when I have time. If I spent as much time "doing" as "looking" I would have managed to finish at least some of those patterns. Then, you need fabric or crochet supplies, or embroidery thread for all those beautiful patterns and then you have search down those things or run out to your favorite store to buy them.  More time not Doing. So, I need to figure out a way to get away from the addiction of looking in the first place.
Do you have that problem too. The whole craft thing is really getting insane.
I am working on 4 quilts, Love Entwined by Esther Aliu, one called Fraktur, Forever Blooming which is one of the pics I am posting of Block 1 (six is already out but I am way behind) and Ladies of the Sea by Sue Garmin. Plus some of my own designs. In crochet I have 3 items I am working on, one of which is below and in cross stitch I have the Jane Austen free bee that I am working on and I also ordered a carriage house design and another one from By the Bay.
Seriously how screwed up is all this?
I need to stop looking and dreaming and start more doing. So, that was my resolution. If I am going to get any of this finished in this lifetime.
So, here are a few things that I have got on the go in pics

This one is my favorite pattern.

This one seems to be bowing abit in the center, not sure why but I hope it goes away.... 

This one is the first block of the Free BOM Forever Blooming. Not finished yet as you can see.

The other thing is, I am training for a new job, and seem to be having some issues with information retention. lol. It seems like so much to learn a new thing now that I am older. I hate saying that "now that I am older" lol. But.... I am so I need to accept that. Tests and tests plus plenty of slides and information. I can't fail any either or I get put back into the job pool. No stress really "NOT"
So that has been my last couple of weeks. I am hardly getting to see the light of day lately. So on that note, I have another test tomorrow and need to go over those notes again and again and again..... You get the idea.

Here is one of my hummingbirds at the feeder. She is such a beauty.

Have a great rest of the day

Monday, June 9, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Build a Bug Hotel - Garden Therapy

Build a Bug Hotel - Garden Therapy:

This is off topic for most of my stuff but interesting still and worth a look and if you feel motivated it gives all you need to build it.

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