Monday, May 27, 2019

What’s Going On

I have always been happiest and most productive when working on MANY projects at once. I joke about having crafter’s ADD.  An hour or so at one project and I am on to the next. It has been my MO for years. But over the past couple of weeks, I have found myself feeling a bit overwhelmed. What’s going on? Is it my age, the reality that I truly cannot, in this lifetime, complete all of those projects? I am not sure, but I know what I am feeling and I don’t think that I can ignore it. Now, when I say that I am going to focus on fewer projects, and you see my list, you might laugh. But honestly, this is what I think I am comfortable with. I am going to give it a try for the month of June. And I am not going to say that I am finishing a particular project, just focusing on it. And if I do finish it, I will move on to something else in that category. So here goes...
Rug hooking....

Today I tweaked the left edge of the Doily Rug. Tomorrow I will block it, and then I will zig zag the edges and start binding. It won’t be finished in time for my One Monthly Goal, but it is close and I know that I can finish in time to take it to Caraway for the rug show the third week in June.
And speaking of Caraway, this was last year’s class rug, Wilton Rose Heroic....Thank you Jeanne Benjamin, my teacher. 
This is last Friday.....

And this is yesterday. The last big rose (the most difficult part of the pattern) is now in. 

Today I hooked more background and started a large leaf. 
These are the two hooking projects I will focus on. 

My sit at the sewing machine and piece quilt project will be Pecking Order, and this is where that stands..

All of the gazillion individual blocks are made and ready for assembly.

My appliqué quilting project is Month Four of Liberty Periodical. It also has a very simple pieced Block with it. I haven’t started either yet. 

The EPPing project that I chose is this simple hexie project with Liberty hexies around the green cotton. 
Most of the Liberty hexies are already prepped. I probably won’t move this one forward much. 

I have completed 3 rows of the 9 that I think it needs to be a nice lap quilt.

And finally, my interest has gone back in time to cross stitching. I think that Lauren (Rugs and Pugs) and Julia just might be responsible. Long ago when I did some serious purging of my cross stitch projects, this kit was one that escaped. When I retired 8 years ago, I vowed that this was one of the first things that I would do. And I did make a start....

I completed the alphabet and the plain border outline, then laid it aside.

Now I am about 2/3 done. I am able to stitch on it at night in front of the TV.

So, that is where I see myself for June. I will just have to see if it helps my frame of mind. 

We have been trying to get some yard/garden work done, but it has been above 90 for the past few days...meaning we getup early and have to stop by noon. 
Here are a couple of beauties in my garden....

Well, this has been quite enough for one post!!

Take Care,


  1. All your projects are making my head spin!
    Lovely rugs..beautiful quilt to be...sweet cross stitch. How do those thingies work that you are using in lieu of a hoop? Does it keep the linen taught?
    I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. Happy birthday to Jackson.

  2. Wilton Rose Heroic is awesome ~ I love that soft background and the roses rock. And of course I love the Doiley rug too. Am not a cross stitcher but did do some other forms of stitchery in my time. You sure won't have a chance to get bored.

  3. I couldn't do it two is my max and that is a lot for me lol