Wednesday, July 16, 2008

To Do List

I've noticed things piling up. It has begun to feel more like summer around here (temperature wise, I mean) and I don't always feel like sewing when it's hot. I just can't bring myself to put in more air conditioners. I wouldn't go outside all summer if I was in air conditioning too much. Anyway, I need a list to remind me what MUST get done. I'm in the process of finding a fairly full time-ish job for the fall and know that my sewing will probably get packed up for awhile. I need a reminder of things that should be finished by then:
  • Living room curtains (I'm still trying to decide exactly how I want to make them). 12 yards of fabric always makes me a little nervous. I want to cut it before I wash it so it will be easier to handle but I don't know how much it will shrink and I don't want to end up with a piece that is way too long or way too short so I've been putting the whole thing off.
  • Boys' room curtains. The fabric arrived today and it is GORGEOUS! This is the softest cotton I've felt. I think I'm going to make tab tops for them. I have a really nice curtain rod with blue glass balls on either side and matching side pull back thingies (I can't think this morning) that I took from our old house. If it fits I'll use it on the one window and try to find another one for the second window. I purchased the fabric from bee square fabrics. She was great to order from and has lots of fun fabrics. The boys picked Two Young Street Pick Up Sticks. I LOVE this fabric and wish I could have convinced them to use the rocket pattern. I guess they are getting a little too old but I love it all the same.
  • Applique and binding for Mimi's quilt along table runner. I did a little more research and reading last night and think I have the applique figured out. I'll keep practicing.
  • Hand quilting and binding on Amanda Jeans first quilt along. I have 9 blocks quilted and still have a lot to do as there are all the sashing pieces and the borders to quilt. I started watching Lawrence of Arabia last night while quilting. I know this isn't Jane Austin but I never saw this movie and it appealed to me.
  • Pick up projects from Cafe on Main. I think I sold a few things. The money might cover about 1/4 of all the curtain fabric I bought recently. The left over items are going to our church's old fashioned carnival.
  • Send out Amanda Jean's stash. She and I are doing a little trade. I went through and picked out quite a few things. I can't wait to feel a little lighter and see what she sews up with my extras!
Well, I think that's everything. Of course I want to make a quilt for our bed and I have another mini quilt in my head. I am going to a new quilting store with a good friend on Saturday but I'm going to try really hard not to buy anything. I'm going to try. Really hard. Well, kind of hard. Ok, I'll just try.

3 comments:

Bee Square Fabrics said...

You are one busy woman! I love your ambition. I can't wait to see pictures of your boys curtains, I hope you do a blog post with them when you're done.

Your first comment about wanting to cut before you wash - I totally relate to that. One time I washed 10 yards of flannel, uncut, at once. The tangle of fabric that came out of the dryer was something I never want to deal with again! Best wishes for dealing with your 12 yards. :)

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

That is quite the to do list!!!

Thanks for visiting the KidsQuilts site and for sharing your interest in making a block. I will let you know when the next quilt sign ups open!

amandajean said...

I can't wait to see what you picked out for me! I sent your package sometime this week....I think Tuesday, so it should be there soon.

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