I should have seen the warning signs. I finished up a couple of big, long term projects. I didn't really have anything planned next. School is wrapping up and I have this (probably mistaken) notion that I'll have so much more time without the four daily school runs. Suddenly, I'm starting projects left and right.
First, I started a little embroidery project. You know, just three big doily-inspired embroidered hoops to hang over my bed. Did I mention that there is no pattern? I'm just designing them as I go. One almost down. Two more to go.
There was really no choice on the next project. I've been in love with the Maggie Rabbits since they started appearing on Posie Gets Cosy. When the kits were first released I hemmed and hawed and by the time I decided to order one, they were gone. All one thousand kits sold out in the time it took me to make up my mind. Well, I resolved that if the kits became available again, I was absolutely ordering one. So, on the 16th when she announced kits were back in the shop, I immediately ordered one. Like I said, no choice. It arrived today. I admit, I may have squealed when I opened the mailbox.
I can't believe this has been in the house for an whole hour now and I haven't started cutting it out. I'm pretty proud of my restraint. I might just be able to hold out until after bedtime.
While I was waiting for this arrive, I may have started one or two other things. Like seven pairs of pajama shorts. At least I finished those. And some painted frames for a little kid's art gallery in the dining room. And three quilts.
Yes, I started three quilts.
On the same day.
Pretty much at the same time. Like I said, it's an extreme case of Startitis.
First was another Trip Around the World Quilt. When I ran out of on-hand light blue fabric for the next row, I decided to start a couple of baby quilts.
Pretty simple improvised log cabins. I'm just going to keep adding scraps around and around until they are big enough. But, I've hit a little snag. I'm not sure I can gift them. What do you think? Are they too crazy and wonky? I'm worried some expectant parent is just going to think they're hideous and shove them in the back of a closet. Eh, I'm going to just keep going and see how they turn out.
So, something like 7 projects started in a week. The employees at JoAnn's are starting to say things like "Did you get your pajamas done?" and "What are you making now?" when I walk through the door. It might be time to make some sort of vow regarding new projects and/or trips to the fabric store. Maybe next week.