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Welcome to the asylum.

I have a serious problem.  I love to do nothing.  I am a Procrastinator with a capital ‘P’.  I procrastinate like it’s my JOB*.  On the flip side, I also really, really like to make shit.  These two sides to my personality lead to this:

I made this as a reminder to myself.

I made this as a reminder to myself.

And also this, which you may recognize from a previous post:

quiltpile

What we have here, collectively, is 2 quilts ready to be quilted and bound, 2 quilt tops that need backs and batting cut, 2 sets of pieces for quilts waiting to be assembled, a toddler dress so close to being finished it’s not funny, 2 wall hanging embroideries, everything for a corkboard project, 1 large pencil drawing that has been half finished for almost a DECADE, and my inspiration pieces for this year’s Desert Bus for Hope auction submission.  Not pictured, is one more quilt that needs to be quilted and bound and a small chair that is painted and ready to be upholstered.

Like I said, I have a problem.  BUT.  I have decided that this ridiculousness has reached epic proportions and CANNOT be allowed to get worse.  So, my goal for the remainder of this year is to not take on or begin any new projects until this lot is done.  That gives me almost six months.  The only project with a time restriction is my submission for Desert Bus** (for the kids!), so that will be what I concentrate on first.  The embroideries I can work on while I watch OITNB or Supernatural, so I should have some simultaneous finishes.

In addition to the crafty goodness, I’m also hosting a 60 day fitness challenge based on Hero’s Journey 2.0.  Details of the program we’re following can be found here.  A group of friends and I will be exercising our way to being fitter, healthier humans with a little bit of geeky role playing fun thrown in for interest.

Perhaps having all of that going on at once is asking a little much of myself given my tendency to do nothing at all, if given the choice.  I figure the more I make a plan to do, the better chance I have of actually getting some of it done.  Right?

* I wish it was my job.  Having to focus on actual work 5 days a week hurts my lazy brain.  No wonder I’m so dang tired!

** If you’re a maker/crafter/Sorcerer of Awesome, there is still time to submit a craft idea for Desert Bus!   Submissions close on the 20th of July.

 

 

Giveaway winner and a whole lotta binding!

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Wow.  You guys….my giveaway post had 280 page views and 99 lovely people left a comment telling me what kind of crafts they enjoy.  My blog is brand new and has never seen anything near that kind of action before!  Hahaha!  It’s so great that so many people participated, and I hope maybe some who visited here liked it enough to start following along.  I know I found a boat load of new, gorgeous blogs to follow and read.  Thanks Sew Mama Sew for hosting – I can’t wait to take part in the next one.  Perhaps something a little homemade as a giveaway next?  Hmmmm….

BUT, let’s get to the good stuff.  I used a highly technical process to determine a winner – I yelled at The Boy to pick a number between 1 and 99 and he looked at me blankly and said ’72?’  So, drumroll…..bbbbrrrrrdddrrrrbbbrrrrdddrrrrching!  (is that a drumroll sound?  I don’t know) the lucky winner is Jaimie (who commented on May 9, in case there is more than one Jaimie!).  Congrats, Jaimie!  I’ll be emailing you as soon as I’m done this post.  Thanks again to everyone who stopped by and who left a comment.  You are all the bomb!

In less exciting news, here are two photos of what 24+ feet of rainbow striped quilt binding looks like (pardon the crappy photos – I used my phone and just uploaded them directly with no editing.  Sacrilege!):

Ooooohhhh

Aaaaahhhh

And now I have to go finish attaching some of that binding to the first quilt so that it’s ready in time for a soon to be happening silent auction.  I’ll post some more about that tomorrow!

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