Friday, October 24, 2014

Easily Distracted

I can say I've completed a
few projects that have been on my list.

Time can slip away.
I've been meaning to stitch the binding
down on this.

It's the quilt I machine quilted myself
on a long arm.
Plus it was made entirely from
long forgotten and hidden at the bottom
of the pile fabrics.
So, in just a couple of hours
it was done.
Why do I procrastinate?


I wanted to do
this instead on a beautiful fall afternoon.

I also finished my 
fall pillow before the season
 was officially over.

Why did it take me so long?

It was more fun to play
with these sillies.

(We take Halloween pictures early around here
because we have a history of blizzards 
on Halloween night.)

I also got the top done on this baby quilt.
It's the Falling Charms pattern

Super cute and super easy.
I improvised on the borders.
I didn't have enough for all four sides.
No, problem.

 I even made a little doll quilt to match.

There are still many things on my list
you know,
it's easy to get distracted.

Until Next Time-


  1. Wow - you've been so busy! Oh my those costume photos are ADORABLE they look so cute!!!!
    great finishes
    Your embroidery pillow is so elegant

  2. That pillow is beautiful. The kids are adorable and I can see why you have to spend time playing!

  3. Cute, cute little animals you caught on camera!! : )
    Love your pillow. Very fun seasonal design.
    I need to do something like that with some of my long-forgotten, bottom of the pile fabrics!
    Your sweet little twin baby/doll quilts are very pretty.
    And I love the photo at the end of the fallen leaves on the evergreen bough.

  4. A very cute pair of sillies you have there!

  5. Blue and white quilts always look charming. I love the fall pillow, did you buy the pattern or make it up yourself? Your grandchildren look adorable in their costumes - a beautiful distraction.

  6. It sure is easy to be distracted. Those halloween photos are the cutest!! I love your pumpkin stitchery. Congratulations on finishing 3 wonderful quilts, I think it's so fun you made a mini version of your Falling Charms quilt. Your photos are beautiful, such lovely Fall light.

  7. There's a poem that goes like this:
    I meant to do my work today—
    But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
    And a butterfly flitted across the field,
    And all the leaves were calling me.

    And the wind went sighing over the land,
    Tossing the grasses to and fro,
    And a rainbow held out its shining hand—
    So what could I do but laugh and go?

    It's called I Meant To Do My Work Today and is by Richard LeGalienne

    Isn't it just perfect! blessings, marlene

  8. What fun distractions you have ;-)

    You still got projects done though . Love that Pumpkin Pillow

  9. Aren't we all! And with such sweet little temptations, how can you resist.

  10. Good design for the fall pillow. A bit of elegance in a prim style design.

  11. But they're such cute distractions, Kyle!!

  12. Love your finishes!! That pumpkin stitchery is adorable and perfect for this time of year! AND you made me fall in love with Falling Charms all over again!! LOVE the fabrics that you have used!!

  13. Your little grandchildren are just too sweet! Congratulations on your finishes. I especially like your pumpkin!

  14. Easily Distracted could be my middle names! LOL Those lions on your porch are adorable. I can see how you would be distracted from sewing when they are around. The blue quilt and the baby quilt are beautiful! I love the soft colors you used with the baby quilt. The pumpkin pillow is great, too.

  15. Those little lions are pretty cute! I can see why you were distracted!

  16. Please, no snow until Thanksgiving!
    Love the Halloween costumes.
    Your projects are all great. Wonderful fall pillow.