Thursday, May 24, 2012

At the Moment : :

This has been one crazy busy week! Every free sewing second has been spent on etsy orders. I actually decided to close down my shop for a while, until I get caught up, relax a little bit, take some time to see some of my new sewing ideas through, and until I have a handle on how our days will come together now that school is just about over. Yes, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment! I have five crowns, four pillows, two magazine projects, and a guest post project to keep me busy at my machine...plus lots of thinking, planning, and traveling to do this weekend.

Before too much time passes I really want to make something with Corals! This color might be my favorite at the moment. Every where I look I am seeing it, reminding me how perfect it will be to use in a new sewing project.

In the Kitchen...

Kitchen Inspiration

This is my very favorite color combo right now! I have a fabric bundle plan for these...

Loving these colors!

And, of course the Poppies in bloom outside my kitchen window! They're not ours, they're our neighbors, but we have a beautiful view.

Poppies

I had been meaning to take a moment to snap a photo all week and finally this morning... I was too late!

Poppies -- too late!

How sad is that?! But perhaps just the motivation I need to power through my orders and to-do list, to create a Poppy inspired project of my very own!

I'm really looking forward to having some exciting news to share, along with some Bottled Rainbows quilt photos, eventually! The weather is beautiful, now it's a time issue!

  Maureen

28 comments:

  1. Keep your head up and you will get it done. Your poppies are still beautiful.

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    1. Isn't that color SO gorgeous?! I think they were to delicate for all the rain we got this week -- darn!

      Thanks Laura!! :)

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  2. Oooh, gorgious pics. I just opened my own Etsy shop **blush** and I just a tad jealous that you're so busy, hahaha! I guess I'll just keep on sewing :-)
    Esther.

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  3. Wow, I really love the color combo of your mugs, too! Very cool! Also, I adore poppy season! I live in rural Germany right now and when the poppies bloom, there are fields and fields of red all over the place! Gorgeous! Enjoy your much deserved break!

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  4. what are those trees with the poppies? are they fruit trees they have trained out like that. they look so fun! i love your mugs. i am a bit in love with that color combo right now also! i love how your red mug looks a little like anna maria's x's and o's fabric!

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    1. I know!! They are from West Elm. The trees are fruit tree, pear I think! I wish they were ours!!

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  5. I love Poppies and I cant seem to grow them here, I grew one one time, it looked lonely, Thanks for sharing. I love the color too, I have never seen a group this well, the wind kills them. I havent had much time to sew, but hey, I have had some wonderful things around me. Me and my husband always take this holiday and do something relaxing. Usually its his Honey do list. I have have been watching a buch of NEMO... He says " Just go go , Just keep go go , Just keep go go... " Me and you especially have to remember that one !

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    1. NEMO, says Just Keep Going, Just Keep going,,, and going and going.. I felt the need to type this correctly. OH,,, I am cross-stitching a poppy..

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    2. I knew exactly what you meant -- I whisper that to myself often!!

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  6. I've been thinking about poppies too! I got an enquiry about a custom order recently for a little Poppy. They decided not to go ahead but I'm still keen! Now I want to know what you had in mind! :) Hope you gets lots of uninterrupted sewing time this weekend! (or that your interruptions are wonderful!)

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  7. I used to have poppies like that on my farm and I do love that color and your fabric that's hanging there. I also love that butter dish and S&P shakers....could you tell me who made those? I love that pattern! I am drawn to patterns and colors and that pottery/ceramic is like none I've ever seen before. Right up my alley! Get some rest and try not to pressure yourself...it will get done in due time. If I can be of any help let me know...I could work from home for free! LOL!

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    1. I love the shakers, too! Where did you get them??

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    2. Anthropologie -- I have a slight obsession with their kitchenware, pillows, lampshades, etc... Endless inspiration there, too!

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  8. I would love to see if you do a poppy inspired project. They are my most favorite flower, and I get really excited when they start blooming around here. Someday we will get a family picture surrounded by poppies :)
    Good luck with all of your projects - you can do it! Are you the type of person who works best under pressure? Enjoy the time at your machine - I've been too busy with other projects to even get to mine recently. Hopefully soon!

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  9. The color of poppies is such a happy color, and the fabric hanging in the kitchen is gorgeous! I'm seriously thinking about closing my Etsy shop so I can focus on fun projects. For me, the pressure of keeping the shop full takes the fun out of sewing. Have a great day Maureen!

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  10. I love sneak peeks at your beautiful home :)
    And I know how you feel! I have seven shoe orders in now and counting on top of two other jobs outside the home...I should just put the shop in vacation mode so I can get to my own sewing and work as well but I just feel so guilty about doing that. It may sound odd, but I admire you for being able to do that!

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  11. No one could blame you for feeling overwhelmed. Try to pace yourself.

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  12. Great idea to close down the shop for a while. Sometimes it's nice to take a break to gather yourself.
    Great colour to go with, I'll be looking out for where you go with the idea =D


    I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

    http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/goodie-bag-swap.html

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  13. Maureen, I just came from my favorite fabric shop (I bought some lace trim for a photojournal). They were having a sewing group and two outfits being worked on were with beautiful coral fabric.

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  14. Aaaaww, those poppies are so beautiful. I'm originally from upstate NY and poppies like those lined my grand-parents driveway and I always thought they were the most gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  15. I wish you would have gotten to those poppies in time, what a beautiful picture that would have been! I can't wait to see your poppy project! =D

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  16. Enjoy your sewing down time, looking forward to seeing what you create :o) Oh, and those poppies are elusive little buggers when it comes to cameras!

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  17. PLEASE slow down! Every time I turn around you have a new post about something fantastic and original you've made. Go fill all four of those delicious cups with coffee, cure up with your kiddos and leave those online orders for tomorrow! You need a break! Ha!

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  18. Hi Maureen! Your mugs are so beautiful! I'm always looking for new mugs - I don't know why I'm grazy about mugs! Lovely photo of poppies and very cute apron! x Teje

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  19. can you tell me the maker and pattern name of the mugs? is it a whole set of dishes? thanks, sheila mrs.sshepherd@yahoo.com

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  20. My plan also was to have more time sewing when my youngest entered kindergarten. I was also planning to work one day a week in a quilting shop and volunteer to rock babies at the hospital. Then the Lord called me to homeschool, loud and clear. My me plans ended abruptly. We are just finishing our sixth year homeschooling, and this has been the absolute best experience for me and the kids. It is not easy, but things that are best are usually not the easiest. Now that my kids are older (youngest is going into 6th grade) much of their work is independent and requires only supervision that it gets done, so I do have time to quilt.

    Happy sewing!
    Mrs.Hearts
    www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh. My. Word. I am SWOONING hard over the color pallet of those sweet tea cups!! lalalaLOVE!!
    Vicki
    CVHelderman@gmail.com

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