I had a pretty productive week for once. I was selfish. Yes, a mom who got a little selfish. I decided that this was "ME" week. I went back to bed after I got the DH and kids out of the door in the morning, made minimal dinners, had a manicure and pedicure and did what I wanted. I know I'll pay for this at some point, but it's been so good. Oh yeah, no cleaning either! What's a little dirt once in a while, right? (actually, I did a little bit this morning just because I felt guilty). LOL
I managed to get both some stitching and quilting done this week! Woo Hoo! It was wonderful! Anyway, all this week, while working on Block 2 of Shores (still not quite done), this song kept going through my head. I'm sure that most of you have heard it, especially if you have kids. I kept praying that I'd get this block finished so that the sounds in my head would go away. You probably know the lyrics, "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" "SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS!!!" UGHHHH! It's been driving me crazy!!
I was going to go digging around for a Sponge Bob character type item that I'm sure was given away at McDonalds, Burger King, or one of those places that is sure to give our kids heart attacks by the time they're 25 to accompany this pic, but thought I'd spare you. Going through closets would also remind me that I need to weed out the kid's closets instead of stitching! Anyway, I'm hoping to finish off this block today and then maybe the crazy sounds will go out of my head. Oh yeah, and when I was putting in the seahorse, my daughter started making these "WEE SCHNAW" noises. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what she was doing. Well, she informed me that is the noise that seahorses make. At least they do in Spongebob land! Go figure!
I also got a little quilting done - something that has been low on the priority list for quite a while.
Just four blocks (although I actually am working on eight more, but they're not done), but I think I'm off to a good start. This quilt is king-sized though so I think it's going to take me a while. But it actually felt great to hear the hum of the old sewing machine and my favorite tunes playing in the background.
I'm still debating what my next start will be once I get this block done. I was tempted to go to Block 3, but it doesn't have to be done until the end of April (according to my self imposed stitching schedule). I think I'm leaning towards an A&E sampler, but we'll see what happens. I'm debating between the one by The City Stitcher or a smaller one I found in my stash. Which reminds me too, I need to put in some stitches on the CHS A&E. Then I've also been enabled by some great WIP pictures of seen of the This is the Day sampler! I think I'm as happy as a hog in you-know-what with all these projects. Perhaps another mom's week is in order!!!
Thanks again for all your comments and have a great weekend!