Thursday, February 11, 2010

Much Accomplished

Last night the kids were in bed, asleep by 8:34. I had a few hours to myself so I decided to take advantage. I am AMAZED at what I got accomplished in such a short amount of time. Goes to show you, if you use your time wisely much can get done.
Here is what I got done...

- Put together, wrapped, and got ready to ship Valentine gifts
- Sewed table topper rows together from the Moda line Sweet (so cute)
- Cut jelly roll of Glace' for a postage stamp quilt
- Cut out Glace' layer cake
- Cut binding for Wonderland quilts (3 of them)
- Sewed together binding for the Wonderland quilts
- Cut binding for a Blush table runner
- Sewed together a backing for a Blush table topper
- Sewed binding on a Blush table topper
- Sewed rows together for my Maison de Noel quilt
- Completed start to finish a Blush baby quilt

I started sewing together leftover layer cake squares out of Blush to make a little baby quilt. I started laying them out at 10:38pm. I told myself I had to complete the quilt by 11pm which is lights out at our house. (Literally, the lights all shut off at 11pm...its a SmartHome thing). I was ironing my last row when the lights went out. I actually completed it, start to finish in 22 minutes!

I'll post pictures soon. Again, its so amazing what can get done when you focus. And the energy I feel is priceless. Especially since I have NO ENERGY these days.

Tonight's goal....workout before hitting the sewing room. I will not let myself in the room if I haven't worked out first!


polly said...

you are amazing, reminds me of my painting days! aren't you glad you didn't sell your quilting machine?

Heidi said...

Ummm... that is amazing.
I was looking for quilt ideas all night, Abby. I was thinking... why don't I just do this stuff. It's so cute!
Judy's making a quilt for my bed now. I don't even know what I want. The options are so nuts... I look and look, then I just decide that it's the fabric I love. Maybe I don't even care what the quilt pattern is. Where do you go for inspiration?

Travelin'Oma said...

Tell me about the postage stamp quilt! Dee needs a postage stamp quilt. I'm totally intrigued!

Kelly said...

Awesome Ab! I love days when I feel like I got so much done, although sometimes I love days when I get nothing done too :) Gotta have both.

whit said...

wow..thats alot I'm so happy that you are doing so just need to remember to make something for yourself once in awhile. You deserve it.

Jeanneoli said... are not accomplished a ton! I am off to workout myself;-)

Thelma said...


You put me to shame, I'm a slacker compared to you! You know, when you have all the time in the world to sew I think you get less done than someone with just a few hours.....

What are you making out of Glace?

"lights out"....funny....