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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You know the old saying "My eyes are bigger than my stomach"...well...what do you say when...

...your eyes are bigger than you crafting speed?  I guess that's what you'd say.  I have been busy making a baby quilt, trying to fit in a little cross stitch (and not having much luck) and preparing to go to a rug hook-in this coming Saturday (April 20) down in Amish country.

This is the fabric of the baby quilt I'm working on.  I'm actually hand quilting it now and that part is almost finished.  I did not add the zig zag fabric, though.

This is a book from Kathleen Tracy that I bought because my friend started making these small quilts and putting them on her end tables and I love them so of course I had to get the book!

This is another one of Kathleen Tracy's books.  Again - loved the patterns in it - had to have it - just had to!

Then while I was purchasing the two books above, of course Amazon had to add the "people who ordered these books also ordered...." and this was another book I bought.  It's by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt, and Sylvia Johnson. 

So, while I'm quilting I'm thinking I need to go buy some civil war fabric and I need to buy some 30's fabric, and, and, and.  

And I'm thinking I need to not do anything more with rug hooking for a while.  Then I get the newest issue of Primitive Quilts and projects and they have a rug in there called "Down Home" that I feel I just must make!  But I told myself that I would not buy any wool this weekend at the hook-in.  Then in the same thought I was hoping this one vendor (can't remember the name) that was there last time would be here again.  They had some really cool cabinets, drawers, etc.  The drawers are perfect for wool dye.  WHAT?!  I don't have time to dye! 

So - see what I mean by "my eyes are bigger than the speed I craft"?!

I'll post a picture of the finished quilt.

Hope you all have had a good week so far!  Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I think it's called Wanting to do Needle Craft Real Bad, ha,ha,ha.
    I'm realizing that I can't do it all now. I still haven't finished my Childhood Memories rug because of lack of time and I find it hard to manage my time better. I'm working in decluttering my house room by room and it's taking a long time so I won't start any new project till I finish that old one.
    When you retire you'll have more time but there will also be some new projects to tempt you. It's a never ending temptation, lol.
    Take care and enjoy whatever you are working on.


  2. Hi Julia - thanks for stopping by. I plan to start de-cluttering my house once I retire. I look around and feel there's just too much stuff that never gets used. Like you, I'm having a hard time managing my time better. I often think of you when I feel overwhelmed with all I have to do because I realize that it's just a drop in the bucket compared to all that you do in a days time! And you're right - it's a never ending temptation. I'm bound and determined to not buy any thing wool, etc at the hook-in tomorrow. I have patterns I need to take out and work on as well as a couple I need to actually finish! Let's see how my willpower works! LOL!

    Take care and try not to over do!


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