Friday, May 3, 2013


Just wanted to pop in this morning for a quick hello.
  This week has been extremely busy on all fronts and today might be the day I finally lose my mind!  The kids must be picking up on my stress because this morning before school everyone was throwing tantrums and such.  It was all I could do to make sure everyone got out the door in time for the bus.  Ah, happy mornings... :(

Luckily I've been able to steal a few moments from the craziness of the week to sew.  I saw a funny quote on pinterest somewhere that went something like this:  "I Sew So I Don't Kill"  Yep, that pretty much sums it up... But, thankfully everyone is alive and well. Not happy, but well. :)

A few weeks ago I showed this stack of fabric that I've had pulled for 18 months or so.  Sometimes I post things like that in hopes that it motivates me to work on said project.  

Well, I've been working.

Here's where I'm at with it.
 (Forgive my hastily taken camera phone pic.  It's all I could manage today.)

#scrappytripalong progress
I'm doing a small #scrappytripalong.  
While I'm not normally a band wagon jumper, I just needed to be done with this project.  The scrappy trip block seemed the perfect speedy block to help me end the misery of my poor fabrics.  

While I'm not swooning over it, I am SO HAPPY to be moving along.  I think I only have 8 or so blocks to go.  This particular quilt might just be one to test every ounce of my endurance, though.  Can I finish it without losing my mind?  Only time will tell...

 On a side note, don't forget you can still enter to win a copy of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine.  It's a great resource for new block ideas.  Since my blog is new and my readership is still small the odds are in your favor!  You have until Monday.  

Lastly, my mom reads my blog (Hi Mom!!)  so I wanted to show off the nifty coffee mug I received from Quiltmaker for being part of #100blocks.  Cute, huh?  

There's My Block!!

 Look, Mom!  There's my block!  :)

Happy Friday!
  (It will be happy, right?)

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday


Frances Meredith said... Reply To This Comment

Your mug (and block!) are great - what a great treat.

Julie Cefalu said... Reply To This Comment

I'm visiting from Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish it up Friday party. Great job and congrats on the magazine block!
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Lea said... Reply To This Comment

Your blocks are so beautiful, I love the colors! And congrats on the quilt block.

hydeeannsews said... Reply To This Comment

I think your scrappy trip blocks are fun! and I know how it feels to just be moving forward in something even if it isn't as smashing as we hoped. good job!

Whitney said... Reply To This Comment

i love the colors of your quilt - so feminie! and a scappytripalong has been on the "to do" list for quite some time!! love the mug- how cool!

John said... Reply To This Comment

yes, I do look at your blog and I love the quilts. I do remember the days I would like to have strangled a few kids, but that feeling passed and then I was okay. Have a great weekend and enjoy the springtime. Hope you are having springtime. We had it for a few days the last two weeks but now we had snow Wednesday night and 2 1/2 inches of rain before the snow started. At least the ground is getting much needed moisture and all the trees are blooming pink and white. Love ya, M

Trepmom said... Reply To This Comment

Hi. Your scrappy tripalong is looking great. Love your colors. I hope you enjoy sipping out of your wonderful mug. By Friday everyone at my house is tired and grumpy. Hooray for weekends!

Pieces of Cotton said... Reply To This Comment

I think that is the prettiest trip along I've seen. I love your soft color choices.

Joye with an e said... Reply To This Comment

Love your scrappy trip. I think I'm going to have to try one of those one day. Thanks for the drawing.

Nancy in NV-wheres the dude at blogspot said... Reply To This Comment

I'm dying to do a scrappy trip. I adore these colors. Well Done!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

I love the colors you chose for your scrappy trip....the pink and oranges are wonderful

Anita in Florida said... Reply To This Comment

I am making the same size quilt as you...and I, also, NEED to move your colors!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

I have scraps I need to use, and this quilt would be good to try it out. Not sure I want to make a big quilt. But, I think my scraps would be utilized in a good way. Thanks for the offer with giveaway.

Bluebell Ridge Handworks said... Reply To This Comment

Emily I think your scrappy trip-along looks great. I really like the pink/orange/purple combination :o) I want to make one of these quilts to use up some fabric I bought way back when I started quilting. I'm trying really hard to make myself hold off on starting it until I finish up four others that kind of have deadlines.

claudia said... Reply To This Comment

I love the colors in your scrappy trip quilt. Love the mug too!