Deb mentioned over on Mountains Musings that yesterday was National Quilting Day. I've made exactly one quilted item in my life, and that was a wall hanging that I gave to my Secret Pal that year. That's been at least 13 years ago, probably more. Deb and her daughter have been working on pinwheel quilts, and I ran across another blogger (can't remember which blog I saw it on now) who is doing a Debbie Mumm quilt. While I was on the Debbie Mumm site, I found her 20th anniversary Year-Long Samper Quilt Project. It's just one square a month. You know what's coming, don't you?! I printed out that first month, which has all the supplies for the year, and I'm going to buy those supplies and do these quilt blocks this year! I have $20 saved up already, and I have some more money coming soon. No, I haven't told Wes yet, although I have mentioned the quilt in passing. You think he'll notice if I come home with a bag of fabric? But I'm thinking that it shouldn't be too hard to do one little quilt block a month, now should it?
Wes and I have begun frequenting the sale and free ads on craigslist. Earlier this week there was a listing for two free wall swags. There was a picture of them, and they looked good, so I contacted the person about them. I picked them up yesterday, and they are beautiful! I'll take pictures of them as soon as I have them on the walls. I haven't quite decided exactly where to put them yet.
I worked on Wes's eagle cross stitch several nights this week. It doesn't look like much got done, but I did stitch quite a bit. I worked a little on the bird, then did some more on the mountains. All that brown really plays with my eyes! I'm going to work on the eagle one more week before I move on to Sweet Treat, the hummingbird project. Even though it doesn't look like I got much done, I still feel that I accomplished something by working on it even a little. I'm not sure that it will be done by Wes's birthday in May, but I'll work toward that end.
I think I'll get out my apron pattern and see if I can get a couple of new ones made. I have a few pieces of fabric that would probably work well for aprons. One is a small piece with Texas things on it, like bluebonnets and lone stars. When I saw it in my stash last week, I decided that I want to incorporate it into an apron. I hate Texas' heat, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for that blazing place! I spent 14 years of my life there, after all (not much, considering I'm 40!), I got saved there, and two of my children were born there. So we'll see what I can come up with.
I've spent so much time dreaming up things to do, and that's where it stops. I've decided I don't want to do that anymore. I've done the same with decorating. I think something will look nice in a certain spot or that I should use a certain item somehow, then I never get to it. Just call me the queen of procrastination!