Friday, April 17, 2009

Quilt - CHECK

So. You know how I'm suuuuper good at starting projects, and go full throttle until I suddenly get bored with it and throw myself into something new? No? Well, I do.

So about SIX MONTHS AGO I was just a few stitches away from finishing Little Prince's quilt.

Yeah.

Then the sewing machine broke and by the time I got it fixed I was doing two other quilts for my soon-to-be-arriving-at-the-time niece and nephew, and ... yeah. It never got finished.

But it's amazing how moving really motivates me to finish up all the various projects I have floating around. I'm leaving in a month? HOLY CRAP I HAVE TO DO A MILLION THINGS!!!!

This was the simplest one, and thus the first item to get completed - notwithstanding it being the least important. I wanted to cross something off my list, people, okaaaay?! (I'm the type to put "wake up. Say prayer. Make bed." on my to-do list just so I can immediately cross off three things.)

So with only moderate ado, I give you LP's quilt!

He likes it. A lot. And has sung the ABCs like fifty times a day since then.

And because my mother asked to see the Oops characters like five months ago, I'm finally giving it to her. Cuz I'm so thoughtful and dependable like that.


Now we should probably look for a house ....

33 comments:

LisAway said...

Nice work! It looks great.

I totally write: "shower, make-up, hair" on my lists so I can cross off three things! :)

Deb said...

I love it. I never learned to use a sewing machine. I'll add that to my list, because I would love to be able to make quilts!

Brittany Ann said...

What a great room! And a super-cute quilt. Love it!

gigi said...

Awe... I think that was a great project to finish and cross off your list! Good job little mama!

Korbi said...

you drew those on the wall? So super good! Congrats on finishing the quilt!

Tiffany said...

I always add wake up and get dressed to my list, so I at least get two things done most days. :)

By the way, those rooms are so cute! Blue Hat Green Hat is our favorite Sandra Boynton book. :)

Melanie J said...

I keep my To Do list the exact same way.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I put make bed on my to do list too. I started a quilt when I was pregnant with Lolly. She's 4. And it's still not finished. But I have hope.....
Great job on your quilt! You've inspired me!

Becky said...

I love the ABC quilt! Looks great.

Tobi said...

You have some serious sewing skillz! The quilt is wonderful! I'm always start with the small stuff and work my way up to the big stuff. I know it should be the other way around but I can't help it. I'm just lazy that way...=)

SO said...

I love the quilt and I LOVE the characters of the moose, elephant and turkey you have on the wall! Did you do those??? Amazing.

Oh and I can't tell you how many projects I have started and are waiting to be finished.

Jennie said...

very nice~I took a quilt piecing class at the local quilt shop and it is really difficult! So yeah for you that you can do it so beautifully!

Mommadj5 said...

THANK YOU!!! It's been so long I forgot I asked! :-) LOVE the characters - and yes bloggers - she drew and painted them herself. Isn't she talented? Only a Mom can get away with bragging! And remember all - everything gets accomplished a step at a time. When I was a younger mom and my kids were little I desperately wanted to wallpaper the kitchen. Beautiful pattern I had purchased that was going to transform the way my kitchen looked. Do you think I could find the time (even late at night - which I tried...)to hang wallpaper in an entire kitchen? The paper waited and beckoned for about 6 months, when in total frustration one day I hung ONE STRIP! A few days later I did another one. Then another - you get the picture. It took about two months - but I got it done. I learned to stop looking for huge blocks of time to devote to a project and to grab 10-20 minutes whenever I could. What a lesson - step at a time people, step at a time. You don't fail until you quit....

gina said...

I love the ABC's on the sides of the quilt; I may just copy that!

Kimberly said...

I get that way whenever we move or have another kid. Suddenly everything must be done NOW.

I absolutely adore that quilt! Gorgeous!

Next on my list: Learn how to sew...

janae said...

Wow - I am sooooo not a sewing type of person. At least not yet. :) I love the wall characters, too. Super cute.

So, I have a bet going with myself about your posting. My bet is this: the number of posts will increase for a while as you procrastinate packing/moving/etc. Then they will stop suddenly for good chunks of time as you realize that you have WAAAAAAAY too much to do and not enough time to do it in.

If I win, I get ice cream. :)

Stephanie said...

That quilt is beautiful!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I wouldn't expect you to have so much time to add this to your list, but if you were to blog about it for your readers to play along too...that would be nothing less than awesome...which is pretty much what you are! Good luck with the moving and crossing things off lists...(sigh!)

Dear Loyal Friend (tee hee) - I am inviting you to participate in a little fun, good times, online, but also in real life, easy-yet-creative-as-you-wish-experiment via My Facebook page.

Does that just say it all, or what? What...Ok, here are the deets -

1. Choose an inspirational phrase from the recent General Conference. (I chose "The future is as bright as your faith.")

2. Bring your quote to life in some way. (I am sewing a quilted wall-hanging, but you will probably do something way better and cooler like creating an awesome chalk drawing in a public place somewhere incorporating the words from the prophets...or create a video...or simply take a cool picture, or stamp a card...or create bumper stickers...or draw on the windows of your friend's car...or convince your Seminary class to spell the words out using their bodies for letters...or write the words on the check you sign at a restaurant...you get the idea...Just do what you DO.)

3. Take a picture of what you have made/displayed and include details and a link to the Gen Conf talk online in the caption. A brief personal testimony scores extra "points"! :)

4. Either tag me in the picture or POST the picture to my profile so that my FRIENDS all have access to YOUR AWESOMENESS.

5. The TOP THREE entries will receive a totally desirable prize and a sense of satisfaction...and bragging rights, if you're into that kind of thing. :) Perhaps there will be more prizes depending on the participation.

THE EXPERIMENT ends in two weeks. I will judge the results and choose the winners in a completely unscientific, yet pretty unbiased way and announce the top picks on FRIDAY, MAY 1ST.

Thanks in advance for playing...and I hope you have a total blast with this!!

Your Friend on Facebook...and in REAL LIFE! - Jocelyn Hatch Christensen (for people who need to look me up on FB)

You are welcome to invite your other LDS friends to participate in this!

Rachel said...

How did you do the letter stitching? I love it!

Kazzy said...

Nice quilt! During the week of 911 I made my entire bedroom over, including a quilt, pillows, AND a canopy. But I get crazy like that and put EVERYTHING else on hold while I do a project.

4handfulls said...

The room looks great!

Lori - Blondie in Brazil said...

Beautiful quilt! My mom has always had the talent for making that stuff, but unfortunately it didn't get passed down to me. :(

So glad you were able to cross it off your list. I am the same way with my to-dos. My husband is always talking about his task list on his Blackberry and I'm like noooooooo. I have to physically cross it off. I'm all pencil and paper.

Melissa Bastow said...

How about these ones: "write to-do list" and "read blogs." To do lists should be relaxing like that (maybe then I could get mine done!)

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

You rock. And I love to paint book characters on the walls too.

Kathy @ Real Mom, Real Life said...

What???? You make your bed????

I love the stitching! Do you have an embroidery machine or was that free hand.

I love to sew and have a lot of quilting projects that have gone unfinished. (we need to add that to our growing list)

Jen said...

I'm so pathetic that if I happen to do something that isn't on my list, I go write it on my list so I can cross it off.

Love the quilt.

Shawn said...

Oh, you are amazing! I have been working on a quilt for my little guy since Clay Aiken was on American Idol---so thats a long time....

Whitney R said...

I love the abc's on the quilt! So.. where are you moving? You have fun kids room :) I'm not talented enough to draw... I could possibly do squares if I tape it off and measure.

Valerie said...

The quilt is beautiful! What an accomplishment!

Valerie
www.frugalfamilyfunblog.com

Lisa S said...

Remember this from here on out....At the top of every to do list you write, put 'eat chocolate'...at least you'll get one thing done. :)

Rachel H said...

K, I am commenting on this post becuase I think I have a better chance of you seeing it than on the others where there are like 590 comments. hah.

I am happy for your guys's new job! yay! I hope the transition goes great! From One hot spot to another! =)

And I totally relate with the fininshing projects thingy! That's one of my biggest issues!

And I just LOVE inigo montoya.
And I think you should go with spelling your name out but pronouncing it like "La-fawnda" hahaha. That was so funny. =)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

This is just so you don't feel so alone in your "robbings"...someone stole our credit card (online most likely) info and got away with about $2000 today...hoping to get it back somehow before our mortgage is due!

Heather of the EO said...

I'm humbled by anyone that can do any of this sort of crafty homemade kind of stuff. Way to go! You rock.

And here's your mantra...

"It will all get done, and if it doesn't it will be alright...It will all get done, and if it doesn't it will be alright..."