Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hustling Like a Slug

To be honest, this is about how I thought Kelsey's 100 Day Hustle would go for me. I have completed nothing on my list. :) In October, I had guests for 10 days total out of the first 14 days of the month, then I went back to Nebraska for five days, madly tried to get a bunch of paperwork in order for the graduate school (ever tried tracking down three profs in two days? It's really, really hard.), and drove to Michigan and back over a weekend. I got back from Michigan on Sunday night and was looking forward to settling in for awhile (as much as I can settle in at the end of a semester with a move halfway across the country looming), but my mom called me this morning and told me that my grandma passed away this morning. It was expected and I am glad she's not in pain anymore (eff you, bone cancer) but it looks like I am off on another (emotional) journey to Nebraska this week.

So yeah, not a lot of (quilty) hustling happening. But that's life. :)

Gray and yellow wedding quilt being quilted.
  1. Red and white quilt for Grandma-- Didn't get this done in time. :( I think I'm still going to try to finish it and give it to my mom for Christmas. Is that tacky? She didn't know I was working on it for someone else, and I think she'd really like it.
  2. Gray and yellow wedding quilt-- Basted, quilting in progress! This is really the only thing I've worked on in any measurable amount.
  3. Charming Stars wedding quilt-- No progress.
  4. Nebraska wall hangings-- No progress.
  5. Coasters for L-- No progress.
  6. Placemats for other Grandma-- No progress.
  7. Table runner for Mom-- Ordered Holly Taylor's Christmas Spirit charm pack this week, and got the pattern for the table runner last week, so maybe I can get started on this soon.
  8. Christmas pillow for my SIL-- No progress.
  9. Purse for my BFF-- No progress.
  10. My hourglass quilt-- Yeah, this will be a 2013 project. :)
  11. A Christmas quilt-- I did get the fabric for this, but not sure it will get sewn up for this Christmas.
A little bit demoralizing! But not finishing stuff like this doesn't bother me too much, because at the end of the day, this is a hobby for me. I'm sure my advisor, among others, would like if I were a little more deadline-oriented in other areas of my life, but for this, I think you have to know what is important and what is not!

Here's hoping life settles down slightly in the coming weeks! 

Kelsey Sews

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Grandmas are special. No, it's not tacky. It will bring your mom comfort : )

  2. So sorry to hear your sad news. I know that my mum would certainly appreciate the quilt and the story behind it - I'm sure yours would too x

  3. So sorry to hear about your Grandma. :( It's times like these that being away from family in grad school are really hard. Safe travels! We will be thinking of you!

  4. Even if your Mom knew you were working on the Red & White for your Grandma, I think she would be honored that you finish it for her. I'm sorry your Grandma had to go through that. :(

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma. I'm sure your mum would love the quilt.

  6. I'm sorry about your grandma. Good grief, don't spend one second worried about not getting anything done sewing-wise. Graduate school is a bear (been there, done that) and that is your priority. The quilt will be nice for your mom.

  7. Wow, you've got so much happening for you, everyone will understand about your quilting taking a back seat. I agree, I think your Mum would love to have the quilt you were making for your Grandma once it's complete, that's something really special. Your wedding quilt is looking absolutely amazing by the way :)

  8. I think your mom would absolutely love to have the quilt that you were making for your grandma. I am sorry to hear about you losing her - but if you say she is in a better place then I am glad for her and you too! You have a lot of great projects I hope you can get to work on when you get back from Nebraska. Maybe some quality time with your machine will be just what you need. The Khalifa quilt looks pretty amazing. Keep up the hustle!

  9. I'm so sorry about your grandma. I agree, eff you bone cancer. I bet your mom would love the quilt you were making for her. The eddying quilt you are working on is so pretty and you will finish all the rest in time.

  10. I am so sorry to hear about your gram! I agree that your mom would love to have the quilt you were making her - it would be a very kind and thoughtful gift. Your wedding quilt is stunning!

  11. I am really sorry about your grandma. You should finish the quilt for your Mum it will be extra special.