Friday, January 28, 2011

Help! I Need a Plan!

So, there I was at 10:00 this morning, watching Dr. Who and cutting out quilt pieces.

I'm hopeless - but not helpless. In the living room are 2 baskets of laundry that needs to be folded, and in the kitchen is a sink full of dirty dishes. And in my heart a lot of guilt.

But my quilt is coming along very well....!

Since I hate to cut out squares, I sew in strips as much as I can. In this case, I stitched a 2" strip of yellow along one side of the blue, and a 2" strip of pink on the other. The blue strip is 4" wide. Then I cut the joined piece into 2" strips. Here are some of the assembled blocks laid out on the kitchen table:

I think it'll be 6 blocks by 8 blocks, with a double boarder.

By the way, did you notice Faith in the first picture. She's just a bundle of energy, isn't she?

And, Odie, I think he's crying about the neglected the housework.

Here's an idea on how to discipline myself regarding the kitchen: I'm thinking of storing some of the dishes way up high so that it'll be easier to wash a dirty plate than get another one out of the cupboard. That way we'll never have 8 dinner plates in the sink, at least.

Sometimes, my kitchen does look nice!

By the way, I tiled the back splash myself, and painted and put new hardware on the cupboard doors. I'll tell you more about that later.

Hope you're having a wonderful day. I love your comments - lots of comments!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your kitchen! !t is so bright and cheery and you did a fabulous job on the tile and cupboards. And, your quilt is showing the same bright cheeriness. Now, about that housework. Here's the plan. Before you go to bed at night make a short list of the chores you want to get done the next day. Don't make the list too long or you won't have time to play! Then, do all the chores before you get to play. The chores should take up only the hours until noon. If you sleep until 10am you will be rushed. Get up an hour earlier than you normally do, get the chores done, then play the rest of the day! Try it one dya and let me know how it worked!
Jude *