Sunday, 21 August 2011

A To Do List

I am longing to return to some sewing. It is weeks since I did any. What with moving house, a two week holiday, 3 months of scorching temperatures and a 3 year old to care for, it has been tough to get motivated. My photography has been my creative outlet and I have loved every minute of it. I love the memes I join in with every week and I have found some incredibly talented photographers along the way.

However, after a week at my in-laws where the temperature is a good 10 degrees C cooler, I am feeling quite rejuvenated and ready to take on something else. Last weekend, I signed up to Jennifer and Sarah`s Across the Sea QAL. I am super excited as it means I will be doing some virtual sewing for the first time with lovely bloggy friends Di and Susan. They are both prolific bloggers and quilters and I get inspired every time they create so I`m looking forward to learning more from them and having some fun along the way too.  Susan also twisted my arm (she`s very strong) to enter this swap, which should be a lot of fun too!

Now I am not a person for lists (preferring to keep everything in my head and promptly forgetting everything) but I have compiled one highlighting just what I have to do and what I have committed to. I can`t wait to get started.

So here`s the list!

tie this quilt
baste, quilt and bind this quilt
post fabric choices for the Across the Sea QAL
make Zaki a pair of  PJs from Susan`s `ugly` rocket fabric
buy fabric and design a quilt for my mum (colour duck egg blue hues)
make a quilt for Baby `George` arriving November (fabric winging way from the States)
make goodies for the swap
make a coin quilt using Parisville fabric

I think that`s it...if I have forgotten something, someone let me know?


Molly said...

Just to say thank you so much for visiting my blog site. I've never done any virtual sewing - in saying that I'm not much of a needle person in reality, but I do admire other people's wonderful crafts. have a lovely Sunday!

Ellie said...

I've loved your photography, bit i'm sure you will love sewing just as much when you get into it.
I have nominated your blog for an award, hope that's ok. I blogged about it earlier today. said...

I love your list and I know you will have fun ticking them off one or two at a time. I know you will keep taking beautiful photos, too!
Thanks for the shout out in your blog. Our little sewing sessions will be fun "Across the Sea". XOXO di

FiveSibesMom said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I think your very fun, but ambitious list has things covered...but don't forget a little relaxation time for you and your 3-year-old! Happy sewing. I have gotten away from mine too, for a few years! Have been thinking about getting back to it, but same problem - time! Beautiful floral shot! Have a great Sunday!

Catherine said...

looks like you might be busy for a while there! I have signed up for the QAL, and looking forward to getting started. That will be it for me as I have far too many other projects on the go and not enough time!

Heidi said...

Your motivation motivates me too! I can't wait to see these quilts. What is virtual sewing?

I love that flower shot-it looks like it is made of paper. Rich color and just gorgeous!

Amanda said...

I love making quilts! It's been about a year since I've worked on any and I've been getting the itch the last few weeks. I cleaned out the sewing/craft room and am getting ready for some more sewing myself. I don't follow patterns, though. Mine are patchwork/scrap quilts. I've been working on a quilt blog post for this week for inspiration.

I hope you'll be sharing your projects!!

Canadian Abroad said...

Dust off your machine - you are going to be busy. Do the easy stuff first, like tying that quilt so that you can tick something off the list right away and feel virtuous. I am so looking forward to doing the qal with you. Thanks for joining in.

urban muser said...

that's a lovely flower, and good luck with your list!

Unknown said...

Wow, that's a big list- that will keep you busy I'm sure. Glad that you have been inspired to get sewing- god luck with it!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's amazing how a few degrees difference in temperature can make such a difference to our emotional health. :) Hope you are able to accomplish a few items on your list soon!

Anonymous said...

a woman with a plan!

I and my nine-year old were looking at sewing machines a few days ago. I think my daughter has an innate talent and I need to catch up after ... what ... twenty years ;-)

Have fun sewing!