Getting Crafty {Slacker Style}


On Monday I went to the totally awesome Riley Blake warehouse sale. On the way, I decided I should make a quilt for Rebecca’s ninth birthday, which happened to be 9 days away. Sure, I can get it done. I’ll pace myself, I thought.

It was 9 days, then I checked the calendar. Her birthday is Tuesday, not Wednesday! Oops, 8 days. Of course, I can’t work on it while she’s at home, but she goes to school, and I can work on it after bed. Okay, she doesn’t go to school on the weekends, and she goes to bed at 8:30 then comes out periodically for drinks and bathroom breaks for about an hour…

how many hours do I have to do this quilt??

 So far it’s working out okay. I still have a lot to do before it’s done. My desk, right before she came home:

I just love the sense of organized chaos. Everything ADHD in me should hate quilting: the methodical cutting, the repetitious chain stitching, the awful ironing, more stitching, more ironing, more stitching… every step of the way I can’t wait to be able to move onto the next step until I’m holding a soft cuddly blanket in my hands like magic!

Lest you think I’ve been ignoring my slacker duties, I will tell you:
I took a nap while Rebecca did her homework.
I served the exact same dinner as I did last night.
My kitchen looks like this:

Be honest. You love me just a little bit more for showing you my disaster of a kitchen, don’t you? And before you roll your eyes and say, “sure, it’s probably clean every other day,” I want you to consider the following:
that’s more than one day’s worth of dishes.

Also, you should know that before I took the picture, I asked Rebecca to unload the dishes for her chore. Well, she misunderstood me and also loaded the dishes. Not that I was complaining, but rest assured, this picture coulda been worse. And uh, there are other rooms in my house… they don’t look a whole lot better, either.

Completely unrelated, but too darling not to share… how precious is my sweet little Nicole? She’s an angel with an attitude, but today she was all princess!

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7 Responses to Getting Crafty {Slacker Style}

  1. LOVE the blog title. And you are hilarious. But I dunno . . . quilting seems unslacker-y to me and your kitchen is tidier than mine and I don’t have kids. And a nap sounds good.

    P.S. You might like this play kitchen I made for my cousin, who is old enough to be my kid (I’m 27). It took me about three months. Le sigh:

  2. Nicole says:

    Love the quilt and your pictures. Thanks for sharing, Lady.

  3. Jenny says:

    I love that fabric! I am so glad I found your blog and I can’t wait to meet you at the Breathing Space retreat!
    Modern Modest Beauty

  4. Valerie says:

    I’m don’t have ADHD, but I am not patient enough for quilting. I would love to do it if it were easier and faster. :)

    • I’m not sure why quilting and I work, honestly. I think it’s because I don’t do it for a LONG time, then I do nothing else until it’s done. The house suffers, my kids get wild and crazy… but I get a pretty quilt!

  5. LeeAnn says:

    I’ve had a little experience (disappointment) and I need a little LDS-homeschool-mommy support. Maybe you’ll stop by and give a little love at
    Happy stitching!

  6. Bryson says:

    Well I guess I don’t have to spend the weekend firngiug this one out!

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