Sunday, December 2, 2012

Busy, busy, busy!!!

This time of year drives me nuts!  Seems like there is so much to do and shopping to be done, and not knowing what to just drives me crazy!  It was so much more fun when the kids were little and gave me a list and I stood in line for hours waiting for my turn to get a Cabbage Patch Doll.  And then such joy on the kid's faces when they ripped the paper off those boxes and discovered the strange names of their new "babies".  Eikes those dolls had weird names!  Did you ever notice?  I think they must have had a group of weird people whose jobs it was just to come up with all those goofy combinations.  I think we had a Corina Pethora and a Walter Jacob.  Naturally, they soon were shortened to Corrie and Wally though.  lol  Thank God!  I actually found Corrie in a box full of old Barbie dolls this week.  I wonder if my daughter might still want her?  Probably not!

I haven't accomplished much sewing this week.  I did join a side swap to the Bitty Block group though and had a fun time making polaroid blocks.  I took on 3 groups of 12.  You fussy cut the middle at 2 1/2 inches square and then cut side and top strips of 1 inch, and a bottom of 1 1/2 inches so it looks like a polaroid picture when you're done.

Polaroids Group 1

Polaroids Group 2

Polaroids Group 3

I think everyone had a fun time picking their blocks.  I know I am enjoying deciding when choosing mine from other swappers.

My next project is to start/finish 2 sets of 12 each of bird bitty blocks.  Birds are on the docket for December and I figured as long as I already was sending out a bunch of envelopes, I might as well stick a bird in some for the swappers that decided to join that swap.  I must be nuts!  (No comments from the peanut gallery, please..................)  I'm having company for dinner tonight, I need to grocery shop for stuff for that, get my sewing stuff off the table and groom Toby today too.  Eikes!  Then, in about 30 minutes hubby will be home from his church meeting and want breakfast.......(a ritual on Sundays.)  I suppose I should get a move on!!  You all have a great Sunday!  Relax for me!  Later............


Annie said...

OMG! All those polaroids are SO cute! And bird bittys to come! A whole bunchaya must just not have enough to do in December! LOL

Marianne said...

Cabbage Patch kids has just been discovered in our household by a 30 and a 25 year old and the joy in their faces hit the same high as it did in those long-gone days when they were small. Barbie dolls not nearly to the same degree.
We recently did our final move (at least I hope so) and to a house half the size hence the necessity for the children to decide what to keep and what to let go. Guess what - the Cabbage Patch kids (and their homemade clothes) stay, the Barbie dolls went to charity along with all their clothes. So keep yours until you can't find space anymore and then you do find space if you see what I mean ;-)
Happy memories.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carol! I have seen wonderful polaroid blocks and was even lucky to win some, but your are extra ordinary! Wow, what fabrics you have! x Teje

Terri said...

Now that sounds like something I could do for you! Maybe you'll get a chance to rest tomorrow.

Susan said...

Love those poaroid blocks - what a great I Spy quilt that coudl be!

Carolyn P. from Canada said...

How's your hand doing?

Dianne said...

Good Lord woman when do you sleep?!!! The Bitty blocks are tres adorable.
Hope your hand is healing nicely.

Barb and Sharon said...

I love the fabric you used for the photo. Very cute!