Tuesday, September 05, 2006

a small accomplishment

small is right...I had grandiose ideas this past weekend that I would get a lot of hand sewing done. My husband puts on a softball tournament each year and this year added more more weekend, over Labor Day. I do a hospitality table with lunches for 150+ people on one of the days. I also help with registration. But other than that, I thought I would have a lot of hours of "down" time and was positive I would get sewing done. I ALWAYS have such high aspirations of what I can accomplish or will actually get to do! LOL
Since I'm done with the piecing part of my GFG, and I loved doing English Paper Piecing, I thought I would give this little wallhanging a go. See how much I got done this weekend! 6 measly little pieces...oh well, another 3 year project it looks like.
At least I have learned not to take my sewing machine, 10 projects AND a book to read! Does anyone else do that too? Or am I the only one with unrealistic ideas of how much one can really do?


I've been having troubles with blogger again. I try to make comments and it just waits and waits to bring up the screen and then times out. I tried to tell Judy that I liked her newest challenge idea and fabric. I could write the comment, but the little word verification picture wouldn't show up so I could fill in the blank. So, no messages on anyones, sorry. I am keeping up with everyone. To the NEW members on our ring--my apologies for not even acknowledging you! I put the entire ring on my bloglines and some must have joined after I had done that. I didn't even realize we had new members until I "surfed" the ring last weekend while at the hotel. I didn't have my computer, so the ring was my only way through. (hmm, guess I could have been sewing then--but I am nosy and like to see what everyone else is doing!) WELCOME to our newest members, glad to have you aboard and I'll add you to my bloglines so I don't miss a thing!
I just couldn't end without mentioning the death of Steve Irwin. I know a lot of people thought he was nuts, but it sure is sad. He died doing what he loved but leaves the world one ambassador for outdoor/animal lovers short. A prayer goes up for his wife and daughters, as he'll be sorely missed.

12 comments:

Linda_J said...

I doubt that you are the only one who has only one with unrealistic ideas of how much you can get done. Seems like things take twice as long as they should when you get going--have to un-sew, cut more, something else will take your attention, need to take a break and rest the back and legs....whatever.

I wondered what those little notches were for, Karen? Are you machine piecing these?

Mary said...

I haven't surfed the blog from the Stash Quilts link for several weeks - I'll have to check to see if there are new members. Maybe we should ask Judy to announce when she adds someone since so many of us use bloglines now.

I always overestimate how much I'm going to get done. I packed several things to work on at Mom's and so far the only thing I've done is some knitting - haven't even pulled out any of the quilting stuff.

Susan said...

It's okay, because bloglines doesn't update all of us anyway. It never updates me, no matter what.

I like your little pieces. My best friend always takes ten times more than she can possibly think about doing, "just in case." In case of what, I've yet to figure out.

Hedgehog said...

Those fabrics are just beautiful. On the beta blogs, try commenting as 'other' if that is an option.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I can't comment on many blogs anymore either...

And, I always pack extra stuff to do because I am afraid I will get bored - once I went away for just 5 days (2 days of driving each way too) and ended up having to stay 3 weeks - boy was I crying that I didn't have my sewing machine!!! I learned my lesson - my little machine lives in my car when I hit the road... you never know...

Even if you didn't get much sewing done, still sounds like you had a nice and busy weekend!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Carol said...

You are not alone in overestimating how much you will get done...when I went to the beach in July for a week, I took a huge quilt to be pieced, an applique project and many books. Got some of all of it done but not all of anything done, except I did read a few books while sitting on the beach.

quiltpixie said...

yup, I hear you about over estimating how much you'll get done. I can't go on retreat without a car of projects....

Amy P The Calico Cat said...

nice hand project.... (I pack 10 projects and a book - but only talk, eat, and check out what other people are doing...)

Laurie Ann said...

Yes, I do the same thing! If I have a day to quilt I think I can get ten things done and usually only get two, or one! I didn't know we had new members. I'll have to check it out!!

JudyL said...

It may be slow but it surely is cute!

I agree about Steve Irwin. Isn't it just so sad/ironic that of all the really dangerous things he did, his death came about as a result of something most would not have considered a real threat.

Judy L.

cher said...

I am having the same issue-some blogs won't accept my comments unless I switch to other/annoymous :-) yes, I always think I will do lots more than possible

samantha said...

I over-estimate what I can get done on days like that as well- but I'd always rather take a project and not need it than be stuck with down time and think "i could be knitting/sewing/reading now!"