Monday, November 14, 2011

Idle hands... they say, get into mischief.  Heaven forbid I fall into that particular pit.  So I'm keeping busy. One set of deadlines stroked off and I'm off onto another.

The TOM is stamps and they are encouraging us to making our own so I'm trying that.

Then I want to be more consistent in my journal work.  I have lots of techniques to try and new supplies have arrived.  I could even try my new stamps in it.

Sorry for the blurry photo but I am moving at a fast pace.  This was also basted when I did the last two. I'm kinda set up for mQing and I am thinking straight lines which should be fairly quick while I do some other multi tasking. lol

My friend and I have taken on the task of painting and generally helping with some updated decorating ideas for my kid's place.  We'd like to get it all finished before the holiday season gets into full swing.  Today was a brainstorming time.

As an added surprise I'd like to get their wedding quilt on the bed for the final reveal. Yes, I know.  I'm quite a few anniversaries behind but that deadline got pushed back and it just never seems to get to the top of the list.   vbsigh

Typically when I'm feeling a bit stressed about all I have to do I add another project.  I was viewing blogs and a blog friend posted about her African collage which is put together in a free wheeling design as you go format. It reminded me that somewhere I have a similar project that was set aside because I was unable to take my class.  Feeling inspired, I dug it out and flapped it up on the wall.  We have a free evening at Common Threads tonight so I thought I'd try some spontaneous patchwork myself.  This has no immediate deadline, just something fun.  But I'm tickled that it is actually an old ufo!

But I spent too much time brainstorming so I'm home late.  Now I have some kind of critter chewing on the chickens and my Rooster is working late.  So it is a flash light and an attempt of sicking the dogs on the varmit!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I hope the dogs get your critter. I sure like those stamps you are carving. It looks like a fun project. All you have been doing has worn me out, too (grin).

What Comes Next? said...

I really don't think you need to worry about idle hands! Wow - you get so much done! I love your stamps - way cool! And working on the kid's place now - can you come to my place next? Good for you for pulling out your African collage piece - so glad I was able to inspire you. It's nice to have a no deadliness, fun project to work on.

Createology said...

I am sorry that you have something after your chickens. Maybe dog will get that varmit tonight. Adding projects is not a bad thing as it keeps the UFOs revolving and completed. Your stamps are great and will add a lot to your journal pages. Progress is your middle name dear...

Dandelion and Daisy said...

So what did you think of stamp carving? I love it, however, I am not much of a stamp user, so I have to remember I have them and figure out good ways to use them....but the carving is fun!