Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Why? Why? Why???

Hunter's appointment went just fine this morning. :) He said it looked great and he left the stitches in, he said they would come out on their own...they have been in there for 2 weeks so hopefully they will come out soon. He said he wouldn't have to come back unless he had another problem! Feels so good to hear that!

From there I took him to Borders Sporting Goods, which is a hunting store. He has been getting these Hunter Dan figures. He got the Hunter Dan Bow Hunter the day of his surgery. Then mom went back and bought him Rocky Mountain Monster which is a elk. These things can add up, the elk was $20. Today he got Beatty Buck. He has it in his head that he will eventually get them all...I guess that depends on if I ever hit the lottery!

Stopped by Walmart in Cannonsburg, bought a few little things there. They also had a clearance on some sewing things...I bought a pin coushin with pins, cheap scissors for cutting my paper templates, and this cross-stitch pattern. It is hard to see but it is "horses" I may do it some day.

I also picked up some fabrics for my Orange Crush Mystery. The blue I already had, so I decided to use it. The third one is bright orange, it looks yellow in the photo.

Last I stopped at "Sew Many Blessings Quilt Shop" So here is where my "Why? Why? Why?" comes in. Why do I not have the time, energy, and money to do all of the quilts that I want to do????? I get so disgusted sometimes! Since I am a housewife, I do have more time than some to sew but it's the energy and money that I don't have! I have tons of patterns and fabrics already that I want to do, and I can't seem to get them done. And then I always find a millon others that I want to do to! Is it just me or is everyone else like this too???

Anyway, at the quilt shop I picked up these fabrics for my "Miniature Booty Swap" I don't think she reads my blog so I will show them. For some reason they don't look anything like the photo. The big one is actually a beautiful green and the others are not pinks they are reds. I have to make a small quilt or wall hanging no bigger than 20 inches.

I also bought these charm sqaures. There are 20 different colors.

And last I picked up this little pattern. It is a wall hanging by "This & That" There is a website but for some reason I can't set up the link. It is
And last night I finally got all of my 150-4 patches finished. This is the same photo that I took the other day but they still look the same just a few more of them. I still need to iron them, so hopefully I can get that done before she posts the next step.
I just talked to mom and can you belive she asked me if I was going to have my "Civil War Diary Quilt" finished before she got back home!!!! Of course I told her she was CRAZY! I only have 25/121!!!


Guðrún said...

It seems to me that you get a lot done in the quilting area, I have often admired how fast you work. I think you should do a list of what you have done and then you will see how much it is.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

I think you get a lot done! You have kids... need I say more? They are time and energy drainers. But just so you realize you are not alone.. I feel the exact same way. Tons of kits, patterns, etc. but just can't muster up the gumption to quilt nearly as much as I would like.

Moneik said...

Wow, you found some beautiful fabrics. Sounds like you had a good day.

Michelle said...

I know how you feel, Kristie. I have good intentions, spend tons of computer time, looking for ideas, downloading free patterns, etc, but that is about as far as I get. My job just takes all my energy away. Somewhere along the line, I lost motivation too. I think I need some jumper cables and a strong ZAP to get me going.

Don't beat yourself up. I think you get a lot done, and remember, we all need sunshine, so enjoy the nice weather before winter comes around again.........and this next time, I pray it is not so long.

jillytacy said...

I have been stopping by and reading your blog. I'll try not to peek at the mini quilt but I like the fabrics. I have fabric picked out for your mini quilt and have an idea in mind. It looks good in my head, let's hope it turns out in reality! I don't have much quilting experience but I'm learning. I even joined a local quilters guild last night. I've already volunteered to help sew a quilt for this summer's raffle. I think I'm going to learn to quilt though it might be a little late for the mini quilt. Here's hoping it turns out ok!
Oh yeah by the way I have a million projects and patterns I want to try, fabric for many of them but not enough time to do it all! You're not alone. Prioritize and do what you want first. Of course I seem to find new projects and move those to the front of the line!

Trish said...

"I am a housewife" HAH. Hardest job in the world, I know.... I used to do it too... and it can be just as tiring and time consuming as any other job.

You are definitely not alone with the stack of unfinished projects ....I think we need a new group called "Quilting without Guilt". So what if we have a pile of unfinished or not started projects? They don't come with an expiry date!

Cheer up, Spring is here, and everything looks better without the glare of snow!

Deb (vtquilter) said...

Kristie, you get so much quilting done! I don't know how you do it with all the other things you do. I agree, there are way too many quilts on my 'to do' list and that list keeps getting bigger every day.

Sherry said...

Gee, I'm tired just reading your blog! You get alot more done than I do.

I love the fabrics you chose for the Orange Crush & the mystery quilt.

I was going to hold out for the Orange Crush. . .but I had purchased fabrics. . . maybe I'll just "git 'er done" while it's in my mind. . .

In peace & pieces,