Saturday, 30 October 2010

Productive Procrastination!

Yes ... The Queen Of Procrastination has been holding court again here at the Meares' Madhouse. I have a sample to finish and instructions to write, so what have I been doing ... NEITHER of those things! Tee! Hee! Hee! Yesterday was to be my 'big' sewing catch up day ... day off work, nothing planned, no other commitments ... lots of sewing would be achieved. THEN ... my buddy Lynda asked if I wanted to head to Spotlight with her. Well ... it would have been RUDE not to go to keep her company, right?! :0) And since Spotlight is on the opposite side of town to where we both live and both of us rarely visit that part of town, we decided to make the most of the trek and hit a couple of other shops along the way home.

OK ... so ... no worries ... all afternoon to stitch in front of some of my favourite 80's television programs (have discovered "Knight Rider" and "The A Team" on new digital channel! Tee! Hee! Hee!) and the whole night in front of yet more fave viewing ... "Escape To The Country" and "60 Minute Makeover". Are you guessing where I'm heading with my story?? My Beloved Geek Boy finally made it home from work at about 6:15pm and immediately asked how I felt about taking a ride in the country. Huh?!?!? It seems he'd received a call from his parents whose car had broken down an hour and a half from home and needed a tow. SIGH! No stitching ... helped mount the rescue effort and since the return trip had to be done at 50km/hour it was a LOOOOOOOOONG night! We finally tumbled into bed just after 2am! Who said it was KIDS who cause your headaches as you get older?!?! Tee! Hee! Hee!

So ... today the ol' concentration hasn't been what it should be when attempting to write instructions ... that make sense!! ... so I've been procrastinating, but in a productive way. Three more tea wallets finished to add to the Christmas basket ...

A couple are earmarked for specific recipients and the other is a 'just in case' giftie that I usually try to have on hand around Christmas to add to other gifties or to reciprocate unexpected gifties. Now, I can't show you the other stitching I've been working on ... YET! But, do you remember these delicious fabrics I bought from Marion a little while ago?

They're from the latest "Pure" range and I've come up with a new pattern design using them and I am SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED about it!!! I'm loving how it's coming up ... the more I stitch, the happier I am with it! I know, I'm a meanie teasing you with how happy I am with it and then telling you I'm not gonna show you ... yet ... but I will share a sneaky peek with you to make up for it ... ready??

Yep ... to quote a favourite childhood TV show ... "There's a bear in there ..."! :0) Do you love that pretty blue fabric with white hearts and daisies as much as I do?? I think it's my absolute FAVE of this range ... I wish they'd done it in LOTS of colours! :0)

OK ... so that's what I've been up to as I put off finishing the sample and instructions for the project I'll be teaching next weekend at the Creative Craft Retreat. Yes ... I am a BAD girl ... but it's been FUN! :0) And it's not as if I've WASTED the time ... right?! SIGH! OK ... I promise to be good tomorrow and get back to what I SHOULD be doing. Hope you're all having a lovely weekend, whether you're following through your planned itinerary, or like me, procrastinating and puddling your way through the weekend! :0) Don't forget OPAMer's ... it's the end of the month tomorrow, so make sure you update your sidebar finishes lists and email Peg or me with the number of finishes you've had this month. Ooh ... and watch out for faeries, cos October 31st is one of their travelling days! :0) Til next time ...



Joy said...

I love that range too Kris ... I'm contemplating getting some myself, I just love the colours!!! Can't wait to see what you've come up with ... the sneaky peek looks gawjus :o).
Joy :o)

Jo in TAS said...

Road trips with friends are great distractions, especially when you get to go shopping!
Sounded like a long night rescuing the folks. I love your tea wallets and the pure range is one of my favourites!

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kris,
Sometimes life just doesn't go as planned, but you seemed to fill in your days with fun and creative things anyway. Love that new fabric - doesn't pale blue and brown go so well together.
Good luck for a more productive 'To Do' list this week.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Grethe said...

Nice tea wallets! I managed in August to buy some FQs of that April Cornell fabrics,love the range.
Such a lovely garden you are creating,almost everything up here is frozen,waiting for about 6 month to wake up again. Lovely seeing you garden,I can dream about spring and summer:-)
Happy Quilting to you,Kris.

Sølvi's blog said...

WOW - you have the same blue fabrics as me. Sitting at the cabin, havent got your e-mail here - hope it's ok to inform about opam here - 6 finishes this month. Sølvi

Kim said...

No finishes this month, sorry to be so far behind just working mega hours this year. Beautiful fabric.

julia said...

Oh, poor Kris...your stitching day diminished to zero...but at least shopping wasn't too bad, was it? ;o)
The wallets you made are sooo the details added with the buttons (especially the flower on the right...too cute!)
Those 'Pure' fabrics are yummy, aren't they? I just played with a Charm Pack these days and - gasp! - even the man of the house LIKED the fabrics!
Oh, and who chould resist a bear together with some hearts???
Hugs, Julia

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