Monday, October 15, 2012

Special Kind of Crazy

Do you ever have those times in your life when you feel overwhelmed with the amount of work you have to do?  You're so overwhelmed that even when you finish something you still feel like you haven't gotten anything done.  Partially because while you were finishing that one task, four more showed up on your to-do list? 

If you do - you're not alone.  I feel that way ALL THE TIME.

Because of that I take real joy in accomplishing anything.  Even if it's a daily chore, like running the dishwasher.

So imagine my joy in finishing two quilts!  They're small, but they're done.  :)

It took me two years to complete this 16 patch baby quilt.  In my defense though, I started it as a "time filler" project while hanging out with some quilty friends for a weekend.  It has been a "fill" project since then.  I finally threw it on the quilting frame a couple of weeks ago and got it quilted and bound. 

The other quilt I completed was one I started about three months ago.  It was one of those projects that I had no business starting because I have a ton of other projects going or ready to go.  But, my scrap bin was calling my name.  "Karen," it said "look at my fabulousness.  Don't you want to pay attention to my fabulousness?"  So I did and made this little lap/baby quilt I've been calling Neptune's Chain.  Does your fabric hoard talk to you too?

Now I've got to take some full shots of these two quilts and get them posted in my Etsy shop.  I'm going to have a hard time selling the "chain" quilt though - I've fallen in love with it.  Maybe my little wiener dog would like a new blanket.  lol.

Speaking of my pets, as soon as I laid my completed quilts down to get a couple of fall afternoon sun shots of them both of my babies thought it was playtime.

Bo is getting bigger everyday.  I swear that I actually saw her grow as I was watching her sleep a couple of weeks ago.  Bran and I both noticed that she seems to get extra special crazy right before she puts on a growth spurt.  Extra special crazy is really saying something too, because Bo is already nut-tacular.

Bo is fitting right it here.  She's super friendly and likes when new people come over to entertain her.  Bette, on the other hand, is still a big old chicken.  I'm always telling her she needs more bark and less bawk.  She's brave when she's playing with the cat though!  But, she's only brave if there is nobody else in the room.  Because of this I had to video record them playing for Bran because as soon as he enters the room Bette becomes a big old chicken again.  Poor little chicken dog.  Bawk.

6 comments:

Colleen said...

I know what you mean about being tired! I have to fight the effects of my diabetes meds too and it is a struggle! I love the two quilts you have finished! The first is blissful! BTW I won you christmas mixtape quilt 2 years ago and still love it todeath. It lives on the back of a chair year round until the winter when it goes on the end of my bed as a cuddle/cat quilt! Here is Kalli-cat showing you how much she likes it http://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyduckdreams/5200283082/in/set-72157625558068595/

Karen said...

I'm so glad you (and Kalli-cat)love that quilt! It really means a lot when something you put so much work into is loved. :)

Hope you're less tired soon. ;)

xoxo, K.

Susie Q said...

Hi Karen, I know just what you mean I have been saying the same thing on my blog, lol!!!! I love the two quilts, the colours are great and Bo and Bette are just too cute. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

Karen said...

Susie, Thanks for your nice comments! xo, K. :)

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Oh, the kitties are so cute!!! I have grown cats and they are just as insistent at laying on the quilts (and WIPs) but not nearly so adorable. Ha! My longs time to completion for a quilt was 20 years!! :-) ~Angela~

Karen said...

Oh Angela - if only she was still a kitten! This post is like a year and half old... I've been neglecting my dear old blog. :) Glad to see you stop by - thanks for the comment!