Monday

MIA in the TOL - LOL

Hello all! I've always wondered how people can just talk like that even when they are not texting...

Even when they are texting, I still find myself typing out the full words. Okay enough with the silliness lets get down to business.

Yes, I've again been a little MIA. I wish I would just be able to stay more consist with my post. I'm working on that. I just happened to go back and look at a couple of my past post and have noticed that some of my pictures are not there. Don't know why or what happened to them, but I will try to get them replaced shortly. 

I've again been a busy little bee. I've had the time now that I'm done with those invitations to spend some quality time with my sewing machine and iron. I'm in the process of making my first quilt and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I'm going with the disappearing 9 patch, as shown by Jenny of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Let me tell ya, she has given me the confidence to try almost anything right now. If you've never watched any of their tutorials you better get to it. THEY ARE AWESOME!!!

So I've always liked to sew but really have not learned enough to really complete anything other than some curtains here and some little odds and ends. But now I'm taking on the ultimate by learning to quilt. Really I thought it was going to be harder! If you can sew a straight line, you're pretty much there. 

Here is my first block.


Now if only I can learn to do it a little quicker I'll be good. I know that it will all come in time.

For my paper crafting friends, don't worry I will still be doing that also and updating my blog. I hope to stay in the WOYWW. Even if that week I'm working on fabric crafts. They kinda work together. We can take cues from the fabric world and translate that into our paper crafting. 

Well here is a sneak peek of what my blocks are starting out like. I will update more as I get more completed. Can't wait to show MSQC what I made and hopefully make it to their shop one day.




Well that is it for me today. I need to get busy stitching and pressing and watching more YouTube. Thanks MSQC for teaching me this wonderful relaxing craft.

Blessings
Mindy - The Determined Scrapper


Thursday

WOYWW #249

My desk at 7 am Thurs. 3/13/14




Who said that it is better to be late than never? Really they must not have been a person with OCD...

So I have been missing in action for the past couple of weeks trying to accomplish what I thought was going to be somewhat time consuming, but NEVER in my wildest dreams, as life changing as this. Countless hours, sleepless nights, and migraines.

At the beginning of February, I had agreed to do the wedding invitations for an old school friend. It was an open mouth insert foot sort of moment, when I realized she was going to need about 150 invitations. At that point I was in and took on the task of getting them done and thought, oh I got this...

Well of course then life has to happen. Everything from not being able to get all the product needed to finding out my father in law has stage 4 cancer, my uncle having open heart surgery and 4 days later having a stroke, my sister in law is now getting married this weekend due to her father being ill with cancer and boy my life just could be a book that no one would ever believe.

Okay, so on with my post about other happier things. My craft space has been in a state of explosion since I started this project and it is driving me crazy. I can not wait to get busy cleaning. But I also can't wait to get out to my sewing machine. I have quilts I REALLY want to start working on. Now that every waking moment is not consumed with these invitations I can actually do other things. 

Over the past couple of weeks my desk has not looked as it does above. It looked a little more like this





And of course a lot more but who has time to take pics when you're so darn busy you really don't have time to think. With designing each piece, cutting, scoring, folding, cutting, embossing, stamping, adhering, printing, every single piece down to the ink on the invitation, I love what I did, I love how they turned out, and I love the fact that I get to be a part of her special day. But boy am I tuckered. 

So this is what I have ended up with and she is coming to pick them up at 10am today. 






So until my next post, I hope you all have a blessed day. And are crafty beyond your dreams. 

P.S. I do not plan on doing invitations again. Unless it is months and months out and not as many. lol




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