Monday, 23 June 2008

Busy, busy, busy

So I made my scary lists on Saturday afternoon and instead of making the task seem more manageable it just brought home how much I have to do!!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh!


This is my "design wall" (tongue very firmly in cheek here!) complete with my very neatly categorised crafting commitments. The baby clothes pinned up are for a "Betty Bunny" that needs to be done by the weekend and in the fireplace you can see some of my very neatly folded and colour coded fabric!!!

My job list includes
Yesterday I practically glued myself to my work table and ended up with a very sore back but I managed to get some things done and I now have 2 dolls stitched ready for turning and stuffing, one Pocket and Floss Bunny stitched and turned ready for stuffing, one Betty Bunny stitched, turned, stuffed and ready for sewing together (although if I'm honest I had already done most of the sewing on these - I just hadn't considered how long it takes to turn things through!)

and a finished Magoo called Magnus


only this one is a midi-Magoo, reduced to 75% on my scanner because he needs to be posted to Canada.

To give you an idea of size here he is with his very much bigger sister Maggie

I'm really pleased with how he has turned out - he is such a cheeky monkey! And isn't it funny how much more "boy-like" he looks than Maggie - and I don't think it is just because of the colours.

On the quilt front, I am at the point of binding on Leanne's, Trashy's and Kate's, three-quarters of the way through finishing the top of Rachel's and I've just made the top of Anne's - and I'm really pleased with how it is going so here is a sneak peek for you........

I know it looks very plain but Anne kindly took me up on the offer of a cream and white quilt built around the lovely embroidered fabric that Lina sent me with my mini quilt - it actually looks really effective in a very simple way!!!

29 comments:

Gina said...

I'm exhausted just reading about everything you have to do... and far too scared to make my own list. Which reminds me I was about to walk the dog when I got sidetracked!

K.C. said...

I always feel so accomplished when I start making my lists.. then when I am done making the list, I feel a little exhausted before I even start..

But, about half way through I get my gumption... here's to hoping you find your gumption...

Your creative is envied.. Kayce

Heleen said...

Oh, oh and I think I'm a busy lady... but isn't it great to scratch things off when they finish!

Lesley said...

Crikey Locket Pocket Rocket Sprocket Don'tKnockIt - YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!

Did you stop for food/air/water at all this weekend?

That's one heck of a list but it looks to me like you are making fab progress so far!

Good work lady :)

xxxx

p.s. still no stupid email so I say applique it - if you know what I mean!

julia said...

Yikes, that list scared me and I don't even have to do any of it!
Glad that Dorothy enjoyed her trip, I love those bookshelves crammed with books, my son would be in seventh heaven in there!
Julia x

May Kristin said...

Oh boy! What a list!
You'll have to be focused and just remember; you can't do more than one thing at a time! But please, don't say that too loud, there could be some men out there hearing you!

Kitty said...

It makes me dizzy just to read about how much you have to do - never mind actually contemplate doing it all! I don't know how you do it, I really don't. Lists are the way to go though - if something's not on the list, I forget to do it altogether! x

Simone said...

Does your list ever end Lucy?!!! I need to have a lie down now as I am fatigued just by reading how much you do!

trashalou said...

Dear Locket,

I have just read through your list and am now going to bed for a rest.

lol, trash

Thimbleanna said...

Ok, you must refer to my previous comment. You're supposed to be taking a break LOL!

anne bebbington said...

Ooooh I'm very excited with the idea of my cream and white quilt - one of the reasons I so happily agreed to receive this type of quilt is my quilt group made a collection (one by each of us) of long thin banners in white and cream which could be hung together from a pole as a collective piece of work and then each person could retain their own work - mine is hanging in my hallway on a tall narrow strip of wall by the front door - so I'm already converted on white and cream and it will be lovely to see what variation you put on it

monda-loves said...

midi-magoo is too cute.
I'm mighty impressed with your organisation and your lists. t
To do lists just never seem to end - which reminds me, I need to put your mini quilt on my to do list - I think you'll probably get it at the end of july (eek!) it that still OK?

Monda
x

Mcspannar said...

wow, my back ached reading about everything you had made! plus you have three very busy little lockets, an allotment and what seems an enormous house (I live in a very small space). how do you do it all?? sleep deprivation?? lovely work so far and looking forward to seeing the rest. :D good luck with all the other items on your must make list.

Leanne said...

What a clever Locket you are I had never thought of reducing a pattern!!!! Good luck with the to do list.

Jodie said...

Psst...Lucy....dearest...sweet petal......remember......this is meant to be fun.
or like me - you just love having so many crazuy things to dip into - don't let it get on top you !!!

Jen said...

The cream quilt 'peek' looks gorgeous. I think I need a little lie down after reading your 'to do' list. Isn't it so satisfying when you start to put a little dent in the list though!

tantehilde said...

Oh my god, how do you get all that done! Im impressed I really am! I wish I had a bit of your energy these days...

Annie said...

Glad you are all back together again. Just take one job at a time, and then when you finish one, start another one. You'll get there Lucy, but no more onto that list until you get it down an bit!!!

Rachael Rabbit said...

Maggie and Magnus are simply adorable - Maggie is particularly pink and delightful!

Cele said...

Love the Magoo. Turning out is my least fav job.
Good luck with your "to do list"

French Knots said...

Crikey Mrs L!! Better keep up your strength with lots of chocolate!

periwinkle said...

Wow,that is definately scary. Magnus is just so cute too. Just make sure you don't forget to eat and drink and take the occasional breath ok!
lisa x

wonderwoman said...

oh my god , you are amazing, i dont know how you do it, what a list, it makes me feel exhausted just reading it! forget wonderwoman, i think you should be named superwoman!

Charlie P said...

Whoa...you have a lot of lists. I'm surprised your hands haven't fallen off from all that sewing!
Magoo is great, I love the colours you've used for him :)

Dyan said...

Wow! You've been a busy bunny bee. Mr. Monkey is cute and I hope everything goes ok with the other projects.
Lots of Hugs,
Dy

est said...

wow! lucy.. i think you need more than two hands to finish those listS! but don't stress yrself up, pal! guess alittle sip of wine would help :)

Jane said...

Just a little bit of sewing then! Lucy you are amazing, I love your quilts and the Magoos. Sorry i missed your previous post, Lovely to see your happy reunion. Miss D's room is lovely and all those books too - heaven. Hope you get all your projects made. Jane x

mellyandrosie said...

LOVE your midi-Magoo!! What a great idea, he is sooooo cute!!

Sal said...

How do you manage it all..I am amazed! It is all so lovely! ;-)