Sunday, October 10, 2010

Finished

My theme for this weekend was "finished " because I was desperate to finish something. Anything. I have so many things in states of "half finished" I'm feeling like a crappy failure.  I REALLY  want to start something new but promised myself I wouldn't start anything new until I'd finished something old. Or several old somethings. Let me just say promising yourself sucks.  

Indy and Lola's quilt - Finished.


Devil's food cupcakes with chocolate maple icing. Ummmm...Started and Finished. Literally.




 Mug Rugs 8 of them. Finished.


The Blackwood Chair.  Finished. Finally.  


Sanding the desk- Finished.


My assistant sander. I'll mould that kid into a tradie yet. I'm starting early.

Sneak peek of yummy bits for the desk....


More painting...It's NEVER going to be finished. Confession: Mr. P did this painting. It was easier than listening to me whinge. These are meat safe bits. Yes. Still.


Started . Sanding the old door we brought home two weeks ago. Which at some point will mean more painting. And a lot more sanding. What was I thinking ?  I'm an idiot.



I'm so tired I can't even think about next week. No goals. No pressure.  I hope your weekend has been fabulously creative! 

32 comments:

Helsie said...

Go to the top of the class ! You are one amazing woman!
Now I feel really lazy because I've done nothing but a bit of crochet today ( but I did change the sheets and wash them so I can have a point for that!).
I can't get over all the stuff you've finished - I think you must be hyperactive or perhaps you never sleep??!!
Well done
Cheers
Helen

Helsie said...

PS. I absolutely love the door. Where is it going?
Helen

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Hi Helen,

The door is going on the pantry. Mr. P is going to convert it to a slider and we're going to put some heavy duty fly wire behind it. I just fell in love with the detail in it and had to have it.

I have down time like everyone else. It's called blogging!

Helen said...

I absolutely LOVE Indy & Lolas quilt!!!! It's gorgeous!! Well done you!!

and as far as sanding and painting, well -- what can I say! better you than me, I'm definitely a fabric girl - the last time MH asked me to help him with some painting WAS the last time!!!!! :-)

Marg said...

Firstly let me say that you are the busiest person I know. Wow look at all those finishes, and you deserved some of those cupcakes after all that work.
I love the string quilt, it's so bright and cheerful, I hope Indy and Lola like it, and look after it!!!!!!
The chair is beautiful what a difference from before.
The sneak peak of the yummy bits looks exciting, can't wait to see what you do with them. I'm sure it will look gorgeous.
I love the door.
Is that you or Miss P, all that rushing around is definitely good for you, your looking very spunky and youthful.
I think next week you deserve time out/off.
Unfortunately my weekend has not been fabulously creative, you have made up for my lack of finishes.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Wow what can I say....totally amazing! I love the chair and the desk and the quilt!!! I think I would have collapsed and eaten all that chocolate yumminess :-)

Seams Inspired said...

Could you harness some of that energy and channel my way? Amazing finishes! I especially love the quilt and mug rugs. :o) All I managed to complete was the yard work and put up my Autumn Wreaths. I passed by my sewing room, gave it a small wave, and kept going. I think I've lost my sewing mo-jo along the way. Your finishes are tempting me to get back in there. Thanks for sharing! Happy end of Sunday! :o)

Jennifer said...

Any chance of the recipe for those cupcakes? They look awesomely good.....

Kirsten's Cooking said...

Marg is totally right - dang, you look young! :)

love the door, especially now that we know about the chicken wire and the sliders - what a genius idea for a pantry!

So glad you could get Little P and Mr P in on the work!

love, love, love Lola and Indy's quilt!

What color/stain are you finishing the desk?

You are our hero! Hope you have a good and restful week so you can show us more projects next weekend :)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Look at you! Awesome. Now you are making me feel like a slacker b/c I'm not doing anything quilty today, at least, probably not getting a finish.

Marie said...

Super Woman!!! Wow!! I hear ya on the painting -- it's not my thing more paint ends up on me than any given object -- when I mention the word - paint -- they run for the hill around here.

Kate said...

Wow, quilting, painting, sanding and baking. All in one weekend? It's good you have all of next week to rest up!

Indy and Lola's quilt is beautiful. Love the bright colors. The mug rugs are cool too.

Mistea said...

Sorry I missed the cupcakes they look delicious. The quilt is gorgeous - well done you!

Hope you get some rest after all that work.

AnnieO said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Congrats on all your successes. I'd tell you to eat another cupcake in victory but apparently you did that already. I don't think you'll really be able to take a whole week off creativity, but go ahead and try!

P.S. Love your labels on this post, LOL!

Brenda said...

How satisfying!!!! You rock and give me hope that I MAY finish a few things before the end of the year. The chair looks amazing and I am so impressed the you sand and paint - I did that when I was (much) younger - but not much - it's a manly job around here, but again, not much gets done...

JKP said...

Uh...I loaded the dishwasher and rearranged a couple of cupboards. Still in my PJs.

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

You amaze me over and over again...how can you get so many things done in just one weekend...all I got done was the back of my coat, a 50K bikeride and a few hours of work....your a super woman!!
Oh, and by the way...I know about those promises..been there - done that. and still dislike it, cause I'm not getting anything finished :-))

Shevvy said...

And there is me just faffing around achieving nothing! Ah well.
I love the string quilt, they always come out so well.

Kris said...

Love the quilt! I am always impressed by your sanding/painting exploits too. I have had a do little weekend here. Sat in front of the machine yesterday and tried to quilt. Just wasn't happening so I gave up. Hey, for me there is always tomorrow. Hope you were able to get well rested for the week ahead!

Michelle said...

You got a lot finished! Indy and Lola's quilt is just so scrap happy, it warms my heart just to look at it.

The Blackwood Chair looks fantastic. Definitely worth the work, imo.

You've got so many other interesting and promising projects, that I know will turn out great.

All of my half-finished projects are packed. I can't tell you how much I miss seeing them and having them torment me with their half-finished-ness. I think I hear muffled laughter from time to time though.

Michelle said...

Forgot to mention the mug rugs--wonderful! Do you just use one piece of batting in them? Or more?

Amanda said...

Very impressive. Love the door and the chair and have wanted a meat safe for ever but there is no where to put it would love it filled with quilts. My finish for the weekend was 2 weeks worth of ironing which means I don't have to rush back from sewing tomorrow to do it. Yeah, too bad I have no idea what I am going to be doing at sewing tomorrow.

Maree: said...

Phew! I Hope you are Resting Today...so many Finishes You must be Feeling Fab..Your Quilt looks Great & I Do Love that Door frame it will look Great with the Wire in it...Well Done!
cheers

P. said...

Wow, you've really gotten lots done! I love the way everything turned out, the quilt, the mug rugs, the chair, the desk in process. A toast to your many accomplishments! (Wish it was something other than bottled water...) That's got to feel spectacular.

Deb said...

Wow, what fabulous progress you are making Miss QIP.I am really impressed but then you always manage to impress me. Hey you're not using illict substances without me knowing after all are you--roflmao!!!

dobco said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the door! It has such a great design. I finished a 2006 quilt last week...so I can move forward too! LOL

Elizabeth said...

I love how the Blackwood Chair came out. That is a really spectacular finish. And I just love the colorful scrappyness of Indy and Lola's quilt. Lucky dogs! Good job with all the finished you had going on!

xo -E

Elizabeth said...

P.S. Little P is adorable, and did you get your hair cut?

E

Char said...

Love all the finishes, especially the quilt(beautiful color) and the cupcakes. I made pumpkin muffins and them went out and helped my wonderful husband clean the gutters! Yucky!

clare's craftroom said...

Yay for all the great finishes !
I married a painter , would you like me to send him round !

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Vesuviusmama said...

Look at all your wonderful finishes! I've been trotting around Latin America doing spending all my spare time lying horizontal on a hotel bed, and you've been a finishing machine!! You go, girl! And you're not an idiot. A glutton for punishment, perhaps...