Friday, February 23, 2007

Swimming Upstream

That's how I've been feeling lately, like I'm swimming upstream. The more I do, the more is left to do! As a result, very little has gotten done. I started marking my MQX challenge quilt, then had to stop to "erase" an area that didn't quite lay out right. Now that it's dry, I'll have to remark it. I plan to get that on the machine so I can start the trapunto on it next week. I've sent in the entry form, so I have to get it done! :o)

I should have lots of time for quilting in the next few weeks, my DH will be in Europe. Now that my older daughter has passed her driver's test, she takes herself where she needs to go, so now I'm down to playing chauffeur for one child...that frees up a huge amount of time!

Last week when I gave my friend her journal, I wound up with orders for several more! Today I ran and picked up the fabric for those, so will have to make a pattern and get started. I'm thinking of making a load of journal covers and a few other items (eyeglass cases, notebook covers...any other suggestions?) and getting a table at a few of the local fall craft fairs to see if I can make a little money with them. Once school ends in June, I'd have the summer to stock up on them. If they don't sell I can always give them as Christmas gifts!

6 comments:

Sweet P said...

I do like those journals. Good luck on making them and selling them. Good philsophy too - if they don't sell, you'll have a stash of presents!

Screen Door said...

Sounds like you'll get all kinds of quilting time...have fun.

Veronica said...

The journal cover is great. Except, my journal is the 'puter! Guess I need to work on a cover for it! lol I think eyeglass cases are a great idea. Check my blog for pictures of some I made last week. I think I have the link there, too.

Enjoy your quilting time!

Libby said...

I know that 'spinning wheels' feeling - hang in there, it will pass before you know it.

Judy said...

Two weeks will pass in a hurry, especially if you are quilting! Some ideas to go along with your journals at the craft show .....small wallets, rotary cutter holders (in case you get a quilter!) or maybe a child's crayon apron. Your design is really pretty!

Laurie Ann said...

Those journal covers are fantastic! I am sure they would go like hotcakes!