Saturday, 1 October 2011

31 days ... and counting

I’m a procrastinator ... I never used to be. My friends will tell you – I was one of those annoying people that had cards ready to be posted a month before birthdays etc – I had filing all done and dusted before you knew it, and Christmas ... well, that was done and wrapped by the end of October, and I had everything on my lists ticked and done before you could say ... "who's for coffee?" So what on earth happened?


Well, enough is enough – I have a head that is full of ideas – sometimes so many, I feel it could burst! I still write my lists, but sadly I do roll over lists, with items that just never get ticked off. I admire women that seem to do it all, and do it with such ease. So today, it’s the 1st of October ... and I’ve woken up in the little house, with weather that's just so glorious, and a positive attitude. Already this morning, I’ve done my blog reading, and I’m ready to go out ... sadly, I have to wait for the rugby to finish, and by the sounds that hubby is making, I’m not sure he’ll be in such a good mood, but hey, I’m still not giving in.

And so this morning – on part of my blogging tour – I came across .. “newly creative” blog and well, on it a link to 31 days to .... so of course I clicked and followed and oh my, all these amazingly creative people with a plan to do something for all 31 days – well, I’ve checked out most of them – but the one that appeals is the 31 days to a handmade quilt – there were others that appealed too, and some I certainly will follow, but this is the one I’m going to try my best to keep to.

Don’t worry, I won’t show you every step of the way! But maybe it’s the push I really need. I have a quilt that I would say is 30% done, hanging over my sewing machine ... and I have enough gorgeous fabric to make probably a dozen quilts ..... or at least that’s what Hubby says! So I’m going to give it a go. I’ll keep you updated with how I do.

22 comments:

  1. Best of luck Sandra!

    In the final minutes of the rugby now, then maybe Saturday can begin lol

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  2. You can do it! I can't wait to see your progress and the finished quilt!
    Clare x

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  3. I think he may have been in a good mood by the time the match ended.
    What a great idea that is:) Good luck with the quilt and you just know I'm going to have to check out those links now, don't you?!

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  4. I'm off to check the links too. Looking forward to seeing the results and have a great day X

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  5. Sounds great - I shall watch with interest :)

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  6. Weirdly enough i woke up failing majorly motivated today, must be something in the air! Good luck with it, will be keeping an eye out for your updates! xx

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  7. Good luck on that. I have learnt over the years not to sweat the small stuff....but like you I have a head of ideas at the mo and no time. I'm taking my cross stitch on the 5 hour journey to Devon, so here's hoping the kids are quiet and I get some done.

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  8. Thanks Sandra - I may need the support. Good luck with this one. I am really impressed and look forward to seeing how you go. I am subscribing to the blog to get the instructions just cos one day I want to do a quilt but it won't be this month. I am committing to something else tomorrow too :0)
    Will I ever learn?

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  9. Now that sounds like a plan!! dare I look at your link lol!!
    imagine hubby was in a good mood after the rugby,and you had a lovely day.
    Thank you for your kind comments too Sandra xx

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  10. Good luck with your quilting plan - I'm sure you can do it.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Toni xx

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  11. Hi Sandra. Thank you so much for being such a supportive follower of my blog. *Ü* Thank you too for the link to the countdown blog '31 days 'til'. I will put it on my list of to dos to look at and like you, I have a list of all that I need to get done for each day and I try to tick off most as I go. It doesn't always work but hey...the final effect of my Halloween house will be fab. I think I have great expectations of myself and want it all! *Ü* There is a season for everything and I know that what I have been able to do in the past has to go by the wayside at times while I get new things done, so maybe you will get your quilt made - eventually! *Ü*. I LOVE that photo of you outside Buckingham Palace...and you DO look only 23! Have a great Sunday. ~Glen~

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  12. Looking forward to seeing that when it is finished!

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  13. Having just made a start again on crafting, this really appeals to me! I will follow you closely and who knows, I maybe tempted to join in!!!

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  14. Sounds interesting! Good luck. I'm always rolling over lists, I have four cards to make before tomorrow at this very moment but I'm blog hopping instead, Ho Hum! Think they will be turning into tags and ATCs! Kim

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  15. Looking forward to seeing how you get on.....thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog
    Alison xx

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  16. thanks for visiting my blog, I live in Guildford so not too far from you don't really know many Surrey crafters at all!

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  17. Oh I do love a good list too but like you I also carry over! Good luck with your quilting, I can't wait to see your progress! Have a great week. Tracey x

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  18. I'm another one who is always making lists....and never getting it all done....definately a procrastinator!!!
    Am really looking forward to seeing the quilt progress....I love quilts.....best of luck.

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  19. Good luck with the handmade quilt... I can't wait to see how it pregresses.
    My mum made me and Hubby a quilt for our anniversary. It didn't take 31 days... it didn't take 31 weeks... I think it took well over a year before she could finally finish it. But it really was worth the wait... every single second of it :)

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  20. thanks for letting me know about the crop but I have plans for this Saturday. May I be cheeky and ask you to email me details for the future?? I have never actually been to a crop so would be fab to meet up with some local crafters. My email is furrypig3(at)yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk thanks a million xxx

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  21. I need a push to finish my first quilt - the top has been finished for at least four maybe five years and I have the backing fabric and the wadding too but it feels so daunting to get it finished (maybe because I don't really know what I am doing LOL!!!)

    I will look at your progress with great interest - good luck with it!!

    Karen x

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  22. I love the idea of a daily challenge so that at the end of the month you have a finished something. and a quilt sounds perfect. I seem to have read your blog posts out of order as I'm sure I've already commented on your beautiful fabrics. maybe i could do this next year sometime. I used to do patchwork by hand and i loved it. i have a piece I started 30 years ago if you can believe that and it's still not finished :-) looking forward to seeing your creation.

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