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Are there levels of obsession? Is it possible to me more or less obsessed? If it is, I am more obsessed than usual. I know, hard to imagine. But, I just feel this overwhelming need to get some projects finished and off of my crafty desk. There are several reasons. First, I'm completely healed from Samuel's surgical entrance into the world and I know this super sleepy newborn phase is only going to last for so long. I want to take advantage it while I can. Second, our entire life is up in the air. I really don't know where we'll be or what we will be doing by the end of the summer. I should be starting to clean the apartment, purging the unnecessary and packing the non-essentials so we can be ready to up and move if need be. Instead, I'm procrastinating and rationalizing that every project I finish is really one less thing to move. Third, I'm considering a really large project and I want to finish up and get things out of the way before I dive into that.

So far, I have obsessively knit and finished a second blue hat.
This one fits as it should. I like it so much that I am now planning on making two more- a purple one for Anna and a green one for Ellery. They would probably be for Christmas so no hurry there.

I have also finally pulled out all the finished blocks for a second Cheeky Monkey quilt. Pieced them together into a finished quilt top. Basted it. Quilted it and attached the binding.
Quilting the Cheeky Monkey Quilt
Just a little handsewing, a quick wash and this one will be ready for my Etsy shop.

I also have been working on a yet unblogged project. I finished all the cutting, pieced the inner I Spy blocks, went shopping for border fabric, sewed the borders on and finished the quilt top, basted it and am now ready to start quilting it.
Another I Spy Quilt
Much more info to come on this when it is actually finished.

All of this within about the past week. Yep, obsessed. And if it weren't for work, demands of my messy house and messier children and the need to shop for and celebrate father's day- I would probably spend all weekend happily at the kitchen table with a Pepsi and some snacks finishing these two projects and maybe a getting some work done on a few others. I bet I'll manage to find some time, though, to work on them. That's how an obsession works, after all.


Leserlee said…
I love the Cheeky Monkey quilts. It makes me wish I were a kid again so I could have one. I would be interested in it for Bryant, if his room weren't decorated in robots. But at some point that boy is going to need a real bed, and I'll have to move him out of the crib (with toddler rail on the side) and then he'll need a new quilt because the crib size one will be way too small.
balloongal said…
I personally think you are very talented with all the things you are able to handle- kids, husband, work, crafties, etc. etc. etc.

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