Monday, July 20, 2009

Therapy (in need of)

I am feeling like such a slacker (blogging & otherwise), but I finally managed to put my rotary cutter to work - just had to dust the thing off before getting started. I can't seem to find enough time to finish the projects on my to-d0-list. Something about having a house full of kids (my own and usually a few strays) out of school for the summer...oozing nine months worth of pent up energy out their pores. I wish I was oozing energy. Even just a little bit of ooze - at least enough to keep up.
I know in my last post I conjured up relaxing images of us all lounging around by the pool and picking raspberries, but truthfully there has been more running around than lounging and those raspberry bushes caused my 4 year old's hands to swell up with hives for days on end until we finally solved the mystery. And he still doesn't have the will power to resist. I am sure there is an object lesson in there somewhere.
However, thanks to a few rare free hours this past weekend, I have a stack of pretty 60 degree triangles to play with when a free moment comes my way. I won't lie to you and say I will have this quilt finished this week, but hopefully soon. At least the top.

Here is another (the main) reason why it's so hard to get things done...

She is so busy discovering the world all I can do is chase after her and try to keep her from running into the road or playing in the toilet. She'll be 18 months old at the end of the month. I love how much she is learning and growing, but at the same time I miss the days when she took 2 naps instead of just 1.

There are good times on the horizon, but right now that also means more things to do.We had a dress rehearsal this past weekend for an upcoming vacation.

It involved searching for and digging out gear we haven't used in years. It's a miracle everything still works...

I am looking forward to relaxing and playing with family, but not sure a vacation like this, at least with our little peeps and a 6 hour drive, will bring much improvement to that overwhelmed mom feeling, but the scenery will be amazing!
And there's a beach. With sand, not just mud and rocks. Which = therapy for me. Maybe there is hope for that to-do-list after all.

*And, just to give you an update, spray paint totally rocks as shoe polish. Shoes held up great!

*Also, the pink flower (for those who asked) is called Jupiter's Beard - it's pretty when in bloom, but would take over the world if given the opportunity. If you know where I live, you are welcome to as many starts as you want. Quick... before we haul out the Round-Up.


Beth at Aunties said...

That little one sure has my heart! So, so cute. We are looking forward to spending some much needed down time at the lake with eight of our little ones!:) The cousins will have a great time together.

The many bright colored sheet pieces will make a happy quilt!

Love you!

My Cozy Cubby said...

I've had that B'52s song ..."those lazy days of summer are here..." going through my head lately. I have so many projects also, but been feeling quite lazy. Super hot weather might have something to do with that? Who knows!

Maybe the change of scenery will give you a chance to relax; at least for a bit! Enjoy!

ps: if you finish the quilt top in the next week, I'll really be feeling lazy!!

Des said...

Your 60 degree triangles ROCK!

Leslie said...

i love the vintage triangles that you are working with. They are beautiful, and what a awesome way to update a little pair of loved shoes.

Amanda said...

Love the quilt! I squeal when I see vintage anything! Hope you have a great vacation!