Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Tale of a Procrastinator

I had so much to do today. Tutors to coordinate, more PTA checks to count, mountains of laundry.

So of course, the first thing I did after dropping off the kids at school was to sit down with my coffee and start reading blogs. I'm so efficient that way. It's not like I can run around with my coffee, can I? No, coffee requires sitting. Until it's exactly the right temperature. Then drink it down and get another cup and wait for it to cool to exactly the right temperature. It's an art.

So I cruised through my blog reader and then I saw it - the page that changed the course of my day. This lovely woman, a mother of 8, has started a block exchange based on a cottage block she developed. She provided the pattern a few days ago.

Go look at the Christmas quilt blocks people are making. Right now! Then scroll down and see what she's doing with Fall fabrics. Waaaaaay too cute. I had to drop everything I was doing today.

I was only going to make one.

But I thought it was really cute. Eyeballs in the windows! I crack myself up! But I also have an alarming amount of Halloween fabric in my stash. So I made one more.

Hee hee! A dancing skeleton opening the door! Glow in the dark cats and mice! Wacky colored spiders.

Of course, you know what happened after that.

It's amazing anything gets done around here. You know what's even more pathetic? If you look carefully you can see it's pinned up over that hexagon quilt on my design wall. I have a crafting addiction. It's hopeless.

15 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Coloradolady said...

This is adorable. I so wish I knew how to make those type of things. I LOVE the halloween fabric, this is just too cute.

Eileen said...

I love seeing them done up in Halloween like that. They truly are addicting!

What A Card said...

Oh, that is adorable, and certainly a worthy use of your time. Or at least a reasonable excuse for procrastination. And I'm amazed at the amount of Halloween fabric you have.

angie said...

IT's like that book "If you give a mouse a cookie". :)

What a fantastic Halloween quilt you now have!

Goddess in Progress said...

Admitting the problem is the first step to recovery.

OK, I'm just jealous.

:-)

Blakely said...

How cool! I love halloween fabric and I have a ton of it in my stash.

Jill said...

How cute, and how clever! I love Halloween fabric, it would be fun to make a quilt like that.

Katherine said...

Wow. That is a lot of Halloween fabric and a really cute quilt it will be. You must work fast too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh wow, what could be cuter!!! I love it. How darling. The blocks are so cute. I'm sorry. I'm killing people's schedule aren't I! haha. You little story behind it was cute. Thanks. What a fun post for me to read.

LuAnn said...

I love the cottages, and I went to Freda's Hive. What a great tutorial. And, I understand perfectly about your coffee drinking and reading blogs because I am still sitting here at noon. There is still a bit of coffee left in my pot!!! I'll keep checking back to see your other cottages. They are great!!!

Gerb said...

Do you think you could move close to me and teach me how you can pump out that many quilt blocks in a day? I could have MAYBE finished one. And they are so cute! You've got talent.

noble pig said...

Being the absolute Halloween FREAK that I am...I lurve, lurve, lurve it. You are so talented and I am envious!

amy said...

that's great! I can be quite the procrastinator myself

Denise P said...

I have the same problem... only my is crochet, glad to know I'm not the only one!

Widney Woman said...

You did ALL that quilting in one day? It would have taken me WEEKS!

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