I have a long list of things I need to get done this weekend. And today has already been a crazy one: gymnastics, post office, Target (and some much needed groceries), pre-school graduation, elementary school dance festival. I'm already pooped. It's just that time of year again - life is so busy at the end of the school year. All fun stuff, but makes life crazy. The good news is my husband is back after being gone 4 days earlier this week, so here's to hoping for some productivity! :)
1. Finish sewing the Amy Butler top (above). I really loving how it's coming together. I started piecing the blocks together last night during SYTYCD.
2. Finish the long-awaited binding tutorial for the Wonderland quilt. Hopefully it will be up by Monday, if not Tuesday at the latest.
3. Make a quilt for my other daughter's teacher who's wife is having a baby also. This is who the American Jane quilt was originally for, but since I decided to keep that one (thanks again to all of you for confirming that decision) I'm going to have to whip up another one really quick. Fortunately I got this quick little kit from American Quilting, where I work. My girls have had the most fabulous teachers this year. I couldn't be MORE grateful to them for all that they have done for my kids.
4. If there is time, I would love to start sewing these strips together too. Last night I sat and unwound those Snippets Jelly Roll and Sweet Roll. SO FUN to just play with the fabric. (And I need to get a new iron. That one is borrowed.)
5. What I would also like to do is read this book. I'm 1/3 of the way through and I already love it. Too bad you can't read and sew at the same time. I really should look into more books on tape.
6. Take care of my yard.
I love the weather this time of year. I love sending my kids outside to play. I love not having to sort socks because everyone can just wear sandals. I love all the beautiful flowers everywhere. During May in Utah the foothills of the mountains are green and the peaks are still white with snow. It's so pretty - looks like Switzerland. (By August the foothills are dried-up and brown and not as pretty.)
But I'm also reminded this time of year how much of my time is sucked-up by yard work. Some yard work I don't mind - like watering the flowers, smelling the honeysuckle, picking the home-grown tomatoes and zucchini. Love all that stuff. It's just the time it takes to get to that point doesn't leave as much time for sewing.
Hope you all have a Happy Memorial Day weekend. (that is if you are in the States. But if not I hope you have a happy weekend anyway.)