There's so much I want to do and not near enough time to do it. No matter how well I manage my time, I still don't feel like I'm accomplishing enough. I am constantly pulled back and forth between the things I need to do...like cooking and cleaning...versus the things I want to do...like watching my favorite tv shows.
And when it comes to quilting, what projects I work on is no exception. Right now I have three need to do projects and a few gazillion want to do projects. I can't show you "need to" #1 right now because it's in mid-finish mode and not quite ready to be shown. But here are my other two"need to do's"...
Here's "need to do" #2, a Lilly Apron in Prayer Flag fabric by Arpil Cornell. This is a sample for the shop that hopefully will be done tonight. I think the fabric is just perfect for this project.
"Need to do" #3 is a mix of Minnick & Simpson, Three Sisters, and other fabrics found around the shop to make this Lost Ships quilt from Kaye England's book Scrappy Patches, Pinwheels and more! This quilt will become a quilt kit for the shop so stay tuned.
Now for my "want to do's"...or at least my most recent additions to the "want to do" list. While at the shop last week, I came across this fantastic book...Star Savvy Laps from Fats by Ellen Replogle! I can't believe I had never come across this book before. It's awesome! And what's best about it is all the quilts are made from fat quarters.
Here's are two of the projects I have already decided that I "want to" make! First is this beauty...Star in a Star. For this quilt I selected a combination of Maison de Garance by French General , Park Avenue by Three Sisters and other miscellaneous prints.
Next is Star Whimsy...when I saw this quilt in the book, I immediately knew I wanted to make it with Barbara Brackman's new fabric line called Arnold's Attic. It was just meant to be.
I actually have several more projects that I'd like to do in this book but for right now two will have to do.
So now what I want to know for you is...how do you fit it all in? How do you have it all without losing your mind? Do you ignore your household duties? Do you make your family fend for themselves? Do you give up television...or maybe a social life?
I'd love to hear how y'all do it because I could use some help...SERIOUSLY!
P.S. I'm heading to Quilt Market in Houston on Thursday. Anyone else going?