Friday, June 21, 2013

finish it up Friday

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

The weeks seem to fly by and sewing time is quite inconsistent around these parts. I'm trying to balance time with the kids, sewing time, gardening/yard work, lots of cleaning (it's never ending), all the while trying to settle in and make this house ours. I'm tired!
I counted up my quilt tops this week and I have SIX ready to finish. I may add more to the super scrap happy top (top left), but even if that quilt top doesn't count, I've got my work cut out for me. Yesterday my friend Brianne came to visit me (YAY!!!) and we picked out quilt backs for 5 of them from my stash. I'm so excited that I've got a plan because I. was. stumped. Now I just need to piece them all. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
So, I have no sewing finish to share, but I did paint my husband's music room this week. It's so nice to get at least ONE room painted. He's excited and rightly so!

How about you? Do you have a finish to share? If so, please link up! Thanks so much for joining me for finish it up Friday!

Happy first day of summer! :)

24 comments:

Beth said...

Cleaning really is never ending, isn't it?!?

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Yay for the music room finish! Everybody needs music!

Judy H said...

Thanks for sharing. I was feeling a little down because I felt like I got nothing accomplished in the sewing/craft arena this week. It seemed filled with errands and other obligations. But I did ADD two projects to my to-do list....another baby quilt and a KAL for watching the Tour de France next month.

Lorna McMahon said...

Hope you can find a happy balance between all those things that you juggle sew well! Happy for you!

Becca said...

Never ever ending. I'm still trying to make our house a home... it's almost been a year! Eep!

Thanks for hosting!

capitolaquilter said...

love the color you painted his music room - my sewing room wall got a fresh coat this week too.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I also love the paint colour!! Enjoying your back piecing :)

Debbie said...

SIX! wow. I have one and can't seem to get to it. Good luck with those!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Well I'm looking forward to seeing them as they are finished. I love the color you painted your husband's music room. A music room, how cool as that?! Almost as good as a sewing room. almost :)

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

Thanks for hosting and I apologize for linking incorrectly. I put the name of my post not my name. Sorry about that!

chimes said...

ummm why did i not know about this linkup before now? I need to pay better attention. this is something i need in my life. i used to do "FO friday" for myself and try to finish one project a week but I've been failing miserably.

Mama Pea said...

I don't even have a start to report. LOL

Janine said...

It's lovely to have a newly painted room! Hope you find time for all those backs :)

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

cleaning? My fuzzy furniture will have to do!

Suzanne said...

I'll take inconsistent sewing over my non-existent sewing. I have not been able to sit at my machine in several weeks. It's amazing that I'm still breathing. Seriously! I have been able to knit and I did some finishing work today on two hats.

Do you take being teased well? You give me teach me things all the time by way of your blog but you inadvertently gave me a gift and a lesson all wrapped up in one. I can't tell you what it is right now--hence the tease--but I will fill you in as soon as I can.

Beth said...

You should be tired! I keep thinking that I need to get my act together and get sewing, but I can't get past the thinking part.
:(
I did take a guild workshop today and it was great fun even though I created another UFO.

beth said...

My husband would FAINT if I painted a room! You GO GIRL!

Rene' said...

Glad to see you are settling in your new house so quickly! The weeks really are flying by, aren't they?! Excited to see you in just a few weeks.!!! I also have a finish to share this week if you can believe it. Happy Summer.

Annalia said...

Lovely color - no wonder your husband is happy with it!

...and your quilt tops look nice too! I daren't even count mine. :(

Lisa said...

I absolutely love the grey wall - looks wonderful framing the guitar. You sound very busy!!!! No wonder you are tired - hoping it all calms soon for you and you feel back at home!

ms lottie said...

I hear you about the cleaning!

Love that colour on the music room wall. Such a good Man cave colour. Might have to pin it.

Hope your house becomes your home soon.

DaiseyJayne.com said...

I love that you have a music room!

Logan Marriott said...

I have so much fun each week going through all the links. Thanks for doing this party!

Cheryl Arkison said...

If you need a home for any of those quilts, donations are needed here in Calgary...