because i can.

I really don't need one more thing to do.
I don't.
My plate is full and overflowing.
I only seem cool and collected online.
There are those who read this blog (hi there!) who can tell you that I am neither cool, nor collected. I'm pretty nerdy. They have met me. Been to my house...and have seen. :)
I am a big mess...who doesn't function very well unless I have a lot to do.
I am much better with 50 things to do than with 2.
But I have been inspired by one of my favorite online people to pursue a dream that I never thought I would really do...only pay someone to do.
Make a quilt.
In fact I already have plans for three.
And now I am in it. I bought the fabrics and cut them into strips...I have even started some of the sewing. I even have an accountability case I try to bail. :)
I am so excited to finish it...but I make myself earn time to work on it...I do a "must do" then do a little on the quilt...
(You know my motto: Do what you have to, so you can do what you want to).
This one will be for Moses. Mine will be aqua and red.
So stay tuned...I'm going to make a quilter out of me yet. :)
Just in case you need something sweet today. :)
Getting his five month photo was a challenge this time...this was all he wanted to do.
Did I mention we are potty training Moses on top of everything else?
I am still hoping there is some sort of camp we can send him know, where they teach him to only use the potty...then send him back to us fully trained.

Plus, Doug is officially in the busiest time of year for Target...back to school...even busier than Christmas.
Crazy, crazy here.
Lots of coffee and chocolate.
Feel free to send your extras to me.



P.S. The Polka dot dishes are from Pier One! :)


Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Hey Crystal! Yeah for you making a quilt! I'm a quilter too. If you need any help, let me know.

Love those fat quarters you've got!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

You will have to show us pics of the quilt when it's all done!

Sara said...

I am so proud of you for doing the quilt! I saw the quilt she did and it is fantastic. I wish I had enough time. Maybe sometime soon:)

Molly said...

OOHH I can't wait to see it and yours aqua and red, very pretty. I have always wanted to make a quilt but have to sit down and learn. I want to make my stepmom a lap quilt, have any suggestions or tips for me? Have a great day and your littles are too cute!!
~Molly P

emily said...

I am so excited for you! I saw that link as well and it has motivated me to take a stab (especially since you can send it away for finishing :)... but how did you know how to get started?


Meg said...

I had followed Julie on her journey...I thought the whole process was so interesting. I think it would take a year to just pick out my fabric combinations. She picked such awesome colors. I can't wait to see your patterns.

Amber said...

Oh I can't wait to see your quilts...looks like some fun fabrics! Good luck with the potty training...we're beginning that adventure :)

Jules said...

Yay for your fabric strips.
Can't wait to see the next part!
Are you loving it yet?
Or hating me?

Unknown said...

Okay, I am so excited to see the quilt!!! Quilt(s)!!!!!!!!! I *love* those fabric strips.

Forget the 'must dos' just do the quilt so we can see!!!!!!!! :)

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