Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Getting Back to Normal...sort of...

Well it has been crazy intense and busy in my personal and sewing life lately. But I'm trying to get back to normal just a bit. It's not every day you win a fabulous competition and prize package. So I'm starting to return to normal life. That means laundry, cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen, snuggling with my 2 year old and attempting to sew again without crazy pressure.



I did make one granny square block on Sunday while I was trying to pass the time waiting for the results of the Moda Sliced Competition. I'm officially making this quilt for Caitlyn and her new room. As you can see, my attention span was pretty limited when I was making this. I couldn't even sit and trim the block! lol



Granny time again




And last night I made myself sit down and make Amy's block for the one Bee I am in, The Stash Trad Bee. Her month is March, so I'm not technically late...but I'm usually one of the first ones finished so it feels late to me. ;) She chose a pattern with lots of Half Square Triangles...and darn if they don't get me every time! I make them perfectly but then I sew them together in the block pattern incorrectly. EVERY TIME. lol



For Amy - finally!





There are still lots of other things on my plate, not the least of which is writing up tutorials for all of my Moda projects. Just a bit of work. ;)


Oh yeah...and I have I mentioned that we are moving in three weeks? Umm yeah... so throw that craziness into the pile. Talk about the elephant in the room! My brain hurts just thinking about what we need to do to make that happen.


So back to "normal". Which, let's face it, was never normal to begin with.



21 comments:

  1. But you are getting so many wonderful prizes! I have that sewing machine. You will love it!

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  2. Moving in 3 weeks! Yikes... away from Indiana?

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  3. Congratulations! The only advice I can give is take deep breaths and prioritize.
    Good luck.
    I love the first block by the way.

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  4. Magnífico|||
    Beatiful

    hugs

    Maria Filomena

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  5. Somehow it always comes together! Usually, with a lot of late nights :) hehe! And yes, I have decided that crazy is "normal" for us- regular normal is just no fun!! :) Have a good day!

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  6. love those blocks. hope your move goes well.

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  7. Sounds brilliantly "normal"! Well done on all your prizes - enjoy planning where it'll all go in the new house!

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  8. You always have so much going on. I couldn't believe how much you got done when you made the move from LA last year!

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  9. Good luck with your move! Funny how chaos becomes a normal way of being, isn't it?

    I LOVE your March bee block - adorable!

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  10. Ugh-when it rains it pours, right?! Good luck with everything! Congrats again on winning, what an amazing accomplishment!

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  11. Chocolate! Lots of Chocolate cures everything. It's great to help celebrate your success, and even better to calm the frazzled nerves of an over-scheduled life. Congrats and best wishes for your move.

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  12. Congratulations, Angela! I was so excited to see that you won - loved your designs! Good luck with the move!! Are you going far?

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  13. Such cuteness here today!

    Best wishes on getting ready to move. I know it can be hectic, but I hope you get to enjoy moving to your new place!

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  14. Congrats on your win! Your creations are beautiful. As far as the move, just think of it as a time to purge. Your new house will be all clean and organized. That will surely inspire you to sew even more lovely things. :)

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  15. You are much earlier on this journey called life than I am. I have finally learned that there is no normal. Try to enjoy the ride, give thanks in all circumstances, and pray without ceasing per St. Paul. I told my husband when he kept fussing because I was interrupting him, "Life is just a long string of interruptions." Sounds like you are blessed and busy. Quilt hugs to you all.

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  16. Good luck on that hunt for normal, remind me what is is when you get there, 'kay? ;o)

    Your blocks are fab anyway

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  17. I don't know what normal is these days. i do know that my parents just left after a full week visit which was lovely. All I want to do is sew but I'm not sure I should be trusted with sharp pointy implements right now. :-) Enjoy the delight of your win for as long as you can. You deserve it

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  18. Goodness, it sounds like the fun never stops ;). I'm trying to figure out my new "normal" too. I had myself going at high speeds for curves class and now I feel like I'm so slow it's almost a reverse. Would like to find that happy medium. Wishing that for you too!

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  19. Both of tose blocks are absolutely amazing! Everything you make is so perfect!

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