Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blitz, of sewing proportions

This weekend has been a whirlwind of thread, whirring machines, snipping, fabric and ironing!! TONS of it, so much so that at the end of last night, I simply spaced on the proper proportions for a Little Bean I was making, and the poor thing...well...

Let's just say that one will be in the Bargain Beans when the shop opens back up. It's functional, but it's sad, and doesn't look like a Little Bean at all! :) Today I worked on a few more bags, and my mojo really seems to have walked out the door. I have a handful that have turned out the way I wanted, but others that are being tossed into a "misfit" pile, because they simply aren't working for me.

So, I gave myself permission to take a break, took an hour long bath, and am now blogging from bed at 8:15 at night.
There are plenty of things left to do, but I was just wasting time, fabric, etc trying to accomplish them today. That was made clear to me by the resulting bags!!

Do you ever feel weighed down by your to-do list? Guilty because you pause to do something that's not on the list? The few times I don't feel guilty are when I'm snuggling Little M, and even then, if I glimpse the sewing station....well my mind starts jumping to the thoughts of what I could be doing with that time to make it productive. It's like my mind doesn't want to believe that spending time with my daughter, the most important thing I could ever do, is productive.

Sometimes this broken brain of mine really gets on my nerves, and then I have to go take a bath to make it shut up. *grin*

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sew my word!

I have to get a picture of this for you guys....
I've said it here before, and I'll say it again:
I adore my husband
Not only is he the wonderful things I've mentioned before...he's now my Meanbean assistant!! This super secret sewing project is huge, and I'm nearing the deadline and sorta in a really big way freaking out. So far it's only been me doing all the work, and I thought I had all this time...which I DID. I don't anymore, and now I've got more to do than I should, because I love to procrastinate.

Enter Designer Hubby, aka the perfectionist. He's also a quick study, and less than 20 minutes after learning the basics of not only doing the step I needed him to help out with, but learning to sew AT ALL (he's only done hand sewing before this), he went to town.

We now have a fun, easy workflow going between us, and he's like a machine!! Last night I had to do some other things around the house that had to be done that night, and little M was extra needy for whatever reason. After dinner, with nary a word, Matt totally sat down and pumped out the rest of the bags from the stack we'd had sitting out. They're not DONE, but that step is done. This. is. huge.

Stay tuned, all will be revealed in due time :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back to Blogging, Day 2

The girls over at SITS are getting us back into blogging, as the kids are getting back into school! It's a fun project, and each day we basically have an assignment to help spur us on. Today's task? Revisit an old post that we want more people to read.

I looked back in my posts for a bit, and finally landed on "Oh dear, sorry about that" for a couple of reasons.

1) I have amazing friends
2) I cannot possibly be the only person who this has happened to!

Please, go read it and tell me I'm not alone, or that you'd be friends with me in spite of my faux pas :)

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