Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIP Wednesday: 8.15.2012

I find myself avoiding WIP Wednesday sometimes because there just isn't that much to show.  Either I've already shown pictures in other posts of ongoing projects or they are projects I'm saving for later.  It's often fun to unveil a project when it's completely finished.  Today is just a WIP Wednesday of life.  

Some of the accomplishments for the week:

Exploring a farm. 

Taking some photos of my cousin's brand new beautiful boy.  I stayed up way too late last night getting them all edited.

Miss A posing during a break in said photo session.  I rarely get photos of her sitting still.

Finally, there has been quilting too.  Or at least basting.  I basted three quilts yesterday.  I like to save them up and do several at once since it means cleaning up the over-spray only once.  Now to find the time to quilt them.  I'm thinking I might start tonight when everyone is finally asleep.
Current WIPs...
  • I'm waging war on the ants who think my kitchen is now their home. 
  • I'm trying to keep this disaster of a house clean when three little mini-destroyers can wreck it 10xs faster than I can clean it.  I usually surrender until after they are all in bed.
  • I have officially won the war on laundry for today.
  • I'm getting ready to send Miss C off to kindergarten in a couple weeks.  I'm terrified and excited for her at the same time.  She is so dang excited for "5-year-old school".  
  • My twins will start preschool in less than two weeks.  I will be kid-less for 2.5 hours three days a week.  I'm kind of excited about that, but at the same time sad.  They are all just getting so big. 
  • I'm debating on chopping my hair short again.  It's currently longer than it's been since I was four years old, and I'm a bit tired of having so much hair.
  • I have a very fun quilt pattern in my head that I'm planning to develop into my first PDF quilt pattern for sale.  I'm excited to try this new venture.
  • My 5-month-old smart phone died last week.  My replacement arrives tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to getting it back.  I have missed going through Google Reader while listening to Pandora when I exercise on the elliptical in the morning.  Although,  not having it for a week has made me realize I need to stop taking so many pictures with it and pull out my DSLR more.  There is no comparison in quality.
  • I'm going to Wicked tomorrow with the hubs!  It was my Christmas present, and I have been looking forward to it since December.
Happy Wednesday!


  1. Great pics! I still haven't won the laundry war. Have a great time at Wicked - I've been wanting to see that but it is always sold out!

  2. I'm laughing because this is my life. I found a quote on pinterest, "Cleaning house while the kids are home is like shoveling snow while it's still snowing." That's why I'm looking forward to school starting next week so I can reclaim my house from chaos. ;)

  3. Laughing at the WIPs, but boo to the phone dying so quickly! Enjoy Wicked :o)

  4. Enjoy seeing Wicked! I have heard it is amazing!

  5. LOVED this post!!! I loved Wicked! have fun!

  6. Here is a little all natural way to get rid of ants. They are repelled by cinnamon. Yes regular cinnamon. Its ground up bark and if you create a line of it by where they come in it will keep them out. I use it at work, sprinkle a line across window sills and doorways. I thought it was an old wives tale but I had so many ants at work I was desperate. I still keep it around the edge of my desk and office doors. Once a line of ants swarmed under the front door of my home. I grabbed the cinnamon and out lined the swarm. Then I swept the cinnamon closer until I had them in the doorway and swept them out. Then left a line of cinnamon in the doorway. No more ants!

  7. Have so much fun a Wicked!! My Twin sister is going tonight :) So much fun!! And I can't wait to see your first pattern. Writing them is a pain but once you get past that, it is wonderful :)

  8. Have so much fun a Wicked!! My Twin sister is going tonight :) So much fun!! And I can't wait to see your first pattern. Writing them is a pain but once you get past that, it is wonderful :)

  9. I see I have been beaten by Colleen, I was just coming to comment to suggest trying cinnamon for the ants! I have it all along the edges of my lounge patio doors, as well as round doorframes/skirting boards etc in my kitchen. They kept finding new ways in, but I think I have finally won! Word of warning though, don't get wet clothes/material in contact with the cinnamon, it stains and will not come out! Ask me how I know... lol ;)

  10. Wicked is totally the best! I've seen in twice within the last year and would go again in a heartbeat. Enjoy! (love your photos, too :) )

  11. Your pile of basted quilts looks like QuiltCon colors. Looking forward to seeing them unfolded.

    Yay for your pattern! I'd like to write a few some day as well. Good luck!

  12. Beautiful pictures! I just recently cut 12-13 inches off my hair and will be sending it off to Locks of Love. I don't know about you but all that hair was giving me hair that's when I knew it was time to cut it!

    Hope you enjoy your "alone time" each day when you children head to school!

  13. Excellent WIP post! I love how you are so good at keeping things real and reminding us that quilting isn't the only thing in life. :)

  14. Everyday life with the family is the best WIP there is in my book. Best wishes on sending the littles off to school. I have lots of mixed emotions around those first few weeks too.

  15. I love seeing the kiddos and it's fun to see Wheeler Farm. Hope you had fun at Wicked!