Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Which way do I go?

I got this stack of Moda fat quarters as a gift from my husband awhile ago, but I really didn't know what to do with it.

Last month I found this pattern that would look great using my fat quarters.

My plan was to make one block per month but it's already the 5th and I haven't even started.
I have wanted to make pop up greeting cards for years and years. I have purchased two books over the years but my cards have always ended up in the trash.  (It might be the reason I make fabric postcards, because my paper cards are so bad). I did some reading and discovered I needed something to score the paper. It wasn't easy finding this inexpensive embossing tools but here it is along with my attempt at a card.

The supply of postcards in my shop has dwindled and I am in need of making more of those. But, I am way behind in making preemie quilts for charity. I have made 48 string blocks that need to be sent to the Heartsting Project. I have a small supply of donation fabrics left, but I need to take a trip to the fabric stores in search of discounted fabrics.
If all that isn't enough, I still have a house full of Christmas decorations that need to be boxed up and taken back to storage. I am really feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to start or what I want to do next.
How in the world did I do this when I had a full time job?


WonderfulWire said...

You sound like me... I want to do so many things and then I get stressed and overwhelmed when I can't fulfill all my 'obligations' and goals.

Perhaps you could take a timer and give yourself 1/2 hour at a time to box up Christmas stuff and then work on your projects. No law says you got to do the whole job all at once... :)

Your fabric postcards are so fantastic!! I like the pop-up card a lot too :)

Anonymous said...

Welp, time to give it up for the day, make a nice cup of tea and curl up with a book! Just kidding. Wouldn't it be nice to do that when you get overwhelmed, though?!

Ann said...

The best way I know of to get really precise score lines is to use a Scor-pal. I just got one for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

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Jen said...

Sometimes I think I'm the only one that is completely overwhelmed; why is it that everyone else always seems to have it all together?
Thank you for posting this (I feel ever so much better - haha :o)

Kathie said...

Wow what a wonderful present, can he call my husband???? lol

wendiq said...

Lists.....I exist with lists! It keeps me feeling like I'm in control and it feels so good to cross something off....a real accomplishment!!!
I am one of those depleting your postcards. Mine ordered, just arrives along with three baskets.....Love 'em all!! Great work......