Friday, June 10, 2011

3x6 Blocks all here!


So this was the first Bee I've participated in and I have all my blocks from my partners. It was fun and interesting to see how people interpret the colors and theme you've given. I know it was a bit nerve-wracking for me, trying to decide on colors and fabrics that I thought my partners would like! I also have a new appreciation for the MATH (go ahead and laugh but if you aren't a math person it can be daunting) that goes into making a block fit together properly and turn out the right size. My theme was fall and I asked for "fall" colors - I saw lots of people posting fabrics/colors they liked on flickr and I'll probably do that next go round just to help out my partners. Thanks to everyone for all the hard work! Looking forward to participating in this Bee again!

Oh and my progress on all my UFO's? Well you know how you DECLARE something as in "I am going to get so many things finished this month!" and then God, Fate, Life, the Universe...whatever... just kind of laughs quietly? Yeah, that's been my month since my dear sweet 21-month old daughter has decided that sleep isn't really her thing. And therefore shouldn't be her mama's thing either. For no apparent reason (other than she wants to - which I'm suddenly learning is a bigger part of toddler hood than I realized) my lovely bug is getting up three, four, five times a night. And screaming and staying up and just general mayhem and chaos. So I'm trying to hang in there and cut myself some slack and realize that July is just as good a month as June for getting things done. *sigh*

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The way we roll


(teehee) I found this recipe for cheesy bacon rolls in the appetizer section on Picky Palate and thought they would make a yummy weekend breakfast treat - let me assure you, they did! I used a tube of the "junior" size buttermilk biscuits from kroger and cheese that I had on had (shredded italian blend on the bottom and mexi blend on the top) and a jar of real bacon pieces. And the pie plate instead of the cast iron skillet worked out just fine - don't you love recipes that are flexible?


Guess who else approved?

We have a ceiling fan getting installed in the craft room today to hopefully help combat the gross 100-degree weather we're having (ugh) and what I'm sure will be a very fun birthday party tomorrow for our favorite almost-four year olds.

Happy weekend peeps!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The ugly, unfinished truth


June 1st - I kind of can't believe it. At the end of this month the year will be HALF OVER. I'm not a half-empty kind of girl but that seems shocking to me. It also seems shocking to me that I counted 19, yes, you read that right, nineteen, unfinished projects in my crafting room. So I've decided that before I move on to any more exciting new projects I need to finish some of these. I really need to finish ALL of these but we'll see. My husband is going to be out of town for 12 long days and I figure I can use my time at night after the doodlebug is in bed to get some things done. When I look at these piles I feel completely overwhelmed so I'm going to start with some of the smaller projects first. Hopefully at the end of the month I can look at a clear crafting table and feel great about what I accomplished in the first half of the year. Think good thoughts for me and I'll keep you posted on my progress!

(The cat IS a piece of work but she considers herself completely and utterly finished ;-)

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