Oh boy, what a week.
I had every intention of getting back here sooner, but, well, you know how life is.
I was supposed to tell you last Monday who won the fabric.
I wanted to tell you about our weekend out of town at a soccer tournament. (main reason for lagging this week – I can’t handle whirlwind weekend travel as a family of 6!!)
I also had thoughts about whining here about feeling in a slump. (what’s new)
So, how about I go ahead and do all of those things now in one big gigantic post?
First things first – the fabric winner:
Congrats, Patti! Send me your mailing address and I’ll get your fat quarter stack in the mail pronto.
I loved reading about all your ideas on how to use the fabric. Y'all are so clever! Next time I'm looking for an idea on something to sew, I'm going to look at those comments.
The soccer tournament was fun. It was at the beach, but I never actually made it to the beach. I chose to spend my non-soccer game time at the pool. Ava and I got some time to hang out at the lazy river, which I think was my favorite part. The awkward wedding that was taking place at the lazy river was a bonus, and just plain weird.
My other favorite part was taking photos at an early morning game. The light was gorgeous! There was dew on the ground and pecan trees in the background. I was totally geeking out over the light. With the sunrise in the background those girls were glowing. Taking those photos made me want to pick up my camera more.
I’m not going to whine about my slump. When I get like that, I don’t like to wallow in it, though I do know it’s important to acknowledge it. I’ve moved on. What got me out of it was making a list of those things that I want to do/work on (and a little blog surfing for inspiration doesn’t hurt).
I am currently obsessed with this quilt. I can’t stop thinking about it. I came across it when I was checking out some decorating blogs. Absolutely LOVE it. I’m tempted to make one just like it in blue& white (once I figure out how to make it), but I just made a quilt in those colors. What color should I try? Gold? Green?
For weeks I’ve been wanting to revisit this project, which is buried away somewhere. I think it will be the perfect bag to take me into fall and carry me through winter. Plus, I’m kind of itching to work with leather again. I'm totally inspired by Lori's gorgeous creations.
As if those two projects aren’t enough to keep me busy, I also have a birthday party to plan and I’m thinking about painting some furniture – you know, the whole feathering my nest with a change in seasons.
Well, since this post didn't get posted on Friday like I planned, I can tell you that as of Sunday morning I didn't work on any of those projects. Instead I've been on a quest to find a blouse pattern to fit my body. Two muslins complete, I think I found a winner. I've got one more muslin to go, then I'll tell you all about it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!