Monday, September 14, 2009

I need an energy infusion

Ugh! My energy level has been in the basement lately, so not a lot has been getting done (and thus, my lack of posts). But here's a glimpse at what little I've managed to accomplish in the last week.

Because my husband had to work on Sunday (and I had to stay home and watch The Boy), I missed out on the September Project Linus workday. But, this just motivates me even more to be ready for the October workday (and to get going on Evelyn's Project Linus Challenge!). So far, I have managed to make a bunch (20) blocks.

square square blocks
These blocks were created using one of Amandajean's friendly tutorials. They went together very quickly, and look very happy. I hope to get them put together soon!

Also, I was so motivated last week that I managed to cut out another quilt!

fabric cut for Paralletl Paths pattern
I'm using a pattern from M'Liss Rae Hawley's Fat Quarter Quilts called "Parallel Paths." The pattern includes long strips of a focus fabric-- perfect for my crazy roll o' fabric! I think it will be a lot of fun and should come together pretty quickly. Of course, the trick is sitting down and doing it. I'm hopeful that I'll get out of the stitchin' slump soon though.

And then, over the weekend we attended a birthday party. The invitation requested that if we wanted, we should bring a generic gift to be exchanged with the other guests. So, I whipped out the ever-awesome Child's Coloring Wallet pattern (from JCasa Handmade) and stitched it up in a jiffy:

animal coloring wallet
And the inside:

animal coloring wallet inside
I've made enough of these now that they're pretty quick. This one took about 40 minutes from prepping the fabric to stitching on the button.

My other projects are beginning to collect dust at this point. But I am determined to do something this week. (Not sure what, at this point, but something, dang it!)


  1. very cute stuff, and I know what you mean about being unmotivated ... something about the weather this time of year does that.

  2. I agree with kira, I have been unmotivated as well :(

  3. Great projects! That looks pretty motivated to me! :)

  4. Nice! I can't wait to see the two of them! And seriously, if this is you unmotivated, I'd love to see the opposite. :-)

    I missed you at the PL meeting... And sadly, I'll be out of town for the next one. Hopefully we can both make the November one!