The Spring to Finish Challenge 2010 hosted by Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studio ended yesterday. I had five items that I wanted to get done and I'm pretty pleased with myself that I got 3.5 of them completed. This is good for me seeing that we were entering my least favorite time of the year (GASP!!). I know. I'm a weirdo. I'll admit that I'm more of a fall/winter girl. Spring/summer usually finds me out of sorts and hot and doing too much all day while wearing uncomfortable sandals. Here's my biggest gripe .... there is still the exact amount of inside work to do ... dishes, laundry, dusting, dog hair sweeping, etc .... that there is all year. Added to that we now we have all the outside work to do .... watering, dead-heading, weeding, porch tidying, lawn maintenance, etc. Plus there is an unwritten, unspoken rule that if it's nice outside you must be outside enjoying the outsideness. I'm so relieved when the days start to get shorter and cooler we can all go inside earlier and sit on the couch for a while. I'm just aching to start work on my new embroidery patterns.
Crazy, summer-bashing rant is over now. Here is my Spring to Finish results:
1. My Gardening. Done!! Here is some beautiful proof.
|ok... these pictures make me a little happy it's summer :)|
2. My Sewing Station ... aka Dining Room Table Clean-up. Done!! Reported on at the mid-way point. Feels good to have it more organized and I can easily move from cutting mat to sewing machine to ironing board.
3. The Wonky Star Quilt. Half-done!! Got all the squares finished and bought my first variegated thread that I'll use for quilting.
5. The Hexagon Quilt a long. Stayed on track and just waiting for the final instructions!!
|Coldstone Creamery Coffee Lover's Only|
I'm pretty pleased with the 3.5 figuring I only can work on sewing a little here and there with all the nice weather and outside chores. I think I deserved this reward and maybe even another one next weekend.
Well, gotta go. My mother is redeeming one of her Mother's Day gifts tonight and I have to do more outside work. When will I sew?!?!
|Believe me. She redeems every one of these too!|