Wednesday, March 11, 2009

in the works

have i been working on:



C)being sick

D)a tutorial

E)trying to be a good mom and wife by cooking every darn night

F)getting my part of the stupid taxes done

E)all of the above

E. would be the correct answer. but see this is how i roll. i put a bazillion things on my plate and get about half of the things done. this year i've been trying to start and finish one thing at a time...i'm royally screwing up. so i'm really trying hard to finish this list before i start yet another list. see baby steps.
*"we've" (the little one likes to think she's part of this)been organizing. every monday i have put it upon myself to do one organizing project while the boys are at school. it can be huge or small. but by golly i will reclaim my organized life once again...i feel like we've been rolling in un-organization for too long. so i am instilling what i used to do and pick one day out of the week where i organize one thing. this week it was my fabric area (the one you can see, not the monster of a disaster in my closet...that's for another day.)
*i've been sick. so i'm in the works of trying to get better. (coincidentally, my rice bag feet warmer/neck de-crinker works awesome for sinus infections! it's been on my face constantly for the past two days and has dislodged...well i'll spare details)
*i've been painting...not anything huge but it's white and i'll show you next week
*and i've been busting my butt cooking. this one has to be the hardest for me. but the husband and kids are not complaining (well the kids are but the husband is not) and it's been good for me to move out of my comfort zone of the 5 dishes i KNOW how to cook without a recipe and actually use a cookbook. oh and cooking sometimes means calling in a pizza.
*i'm also in the works of a new tutorial. so you'll want to come back on tomorrow for sure.
come back


Melly said...

hmmm I reckon you need to take some time to just relax so you can get well.

Take care of you :)

Tiffany said...

Feel better soon!

Andi said...

I agree with Melly. Let yourself recover. The organising can wait.
My house is a prime example. My house (sewing room in particular) is like a bomb site. But I'm managing to keep relatively well and the kids aren't running around filthy in the street.
Your shelves do look fabulous though.
Andi :-)

KaHolly said...

I'm with you on the cooking bit! NOT my favorite thing to do. Hope you're feeling better.

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

You need to put "feeling better" at the top of the list. Can't wait for the tutorial. Love that picture of your daughter...and the fabric stash too!!

V and Co. said...

oh don't worry guys i've been putting "get better" on top...i really haven't had a choice with this one!!! thank you! ;)

Unknown said...

All that fabric looks sooo yummy! Just thought I would let you know Oprah is doing a cooking show today. I think its all about saving money and easy family meals. HTH!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Hope you feel better - your fabric storage is gorgeous - that's enough to lift my spirits.

Anonymous said...

I don't sew... but I think I want a stack of pretty fabric like yours in my office anyway, just because it's so lovely to look at. *giggles

The Blue Ridge Gal

Mindy said...

You should definitely quit working on C). I think it's a waste of your time. ;)

Anonymous said...

I just love your spunk!! You are one fun girl!! Good luck on organizing....that one get's me every time! I can't stand things messy.....yet, I have such a hard time keeping it all organized! Ha, go figure! :)
Hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

oh great! Now we're all going to waste an hour watching Oprah. Hahaha. Thanks Dana. That sounds good.
And I'm loving the organized fabric. It looks pretty, like you just want to stroke it and admire the eye candy.

{darlene} said...

Oh, girlfriend. This is how ALL women roll: "i put a bazillion things on my plate and get about half of the things done"

right there with ya.

V and Co. said...

hey so am i the ONLY person in the world who really doesn't like oprah? i don't know what it is i just don't like the lady...but i may just go and watch it just for that one episode!

Kim of Milkybeer Handmade said...

NO, you're not the only person who really doesn't like Oprah. However, anyone that spends an hour talking about food and cooking must be good so I just might watch too.

Anonymous said...

Your fabrics are so pretty it makes me want to sew something. {And I can't sew.}

Sorry you've been under the weather. I have a sinus infection right now...I can relate. :-)
Take care!

rachel griffith said...

i SO have the ickies!!!
so i know how you feel.
i hope you feel better soon!!!

and ewww i dislike oprah. idk why, but she just rubs me the wrong way.
i would SO rather watch racheal ray.

can't wait to see what you are working on now.
your fabric shelves look great honey.

p.s. i didn't even think to use the foot warmer...going to grab that bad boy now!!!

Rue said...

Hi Vanessa :)

I found you on somebody's blog because of your giveaway and then somehow ended up reading the whole thing... yeah I know, but your blog is wonderful and I was sucked into your sweet love story.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you I'm so glad he's home now :)


Marci said...

this has nothing at all to do with this post...except for how cute is that baby girl?!

i just wanted to tell you that once the chitluns are fed in the morning the first thing i do is check your blog. i always know that you are going to have something on here that will be a good way to start the day off. whether it's something pretty or just you being you. so thank you for the morning pick-me-ups. your psychotic need to have something here every morning is doing this body good.;D
love ya

girlsmama said...

I spent the whole last weekend working on c. Blech. I used my corn bag int he same way as your rice bag. I'm over it almost. I like the idea of 1 day a week organizing. Makes it a little less intimidating.

jlk said...

I was also sick this past weekend and used my wheat bag on my aching joints. It worked a little. :)

Whitney said...

I'm so excited for you tutorial! I love your sutff. And I am so jealous of all of your delicious fabrics. **Sigh**

Sherri said...

Your fabric shelves look awesome...and it will be great to see your tutorial!

Christina Lane | The Sometimes Crafter said...

lol - tomorrow = tutorial. Got it! So funny. I love how when husbands are in the picture (again) we tend to cook more complete meals. I too have menu A, B, C and D. It's just easier with kids to not need a recipe.

Dawn said...

Love your blog-hope you feel better soon and get everything done on your to do list!

Unknown said...

Your little girl is looking like she is saying eeny meeny minee moe, which fabric will she take?
Very cute. I was feeling yucky too, my husband thought I needed to eat junk food! We are dieting so it was a good suggestion.
Hope you feel better soon.

Hideaway Girl said...

Okay, I just have to say I WISH you were my neighbor! Our kids could run wild together and we could talk fabric, sewing and thrifty finds. Just think of all the housework that would go undone! Every time I’ve stopped by your blog I just LOVE everything. Even love your friend’s cute hutch. I’m trying to fill one up with a milk glass/vintage plate collection right now. I wish I had a dollar for every ½ finished/in the works project I’ve got going on. But if I did, I would probably just go buy more fabric for some other NEW project. :) Cooking EVERY night is hard - it wouldn’t be so bad, if it didn’t mean dishes.

Sally said...

I just LOVE looking at all that fabric! What is it about fabric that makes it so addicting to buy/collect??? This is why I stay away from fun stores like Cornwagon!

Hope you feel better soon!!!

Anonymous said... is the answer to your dinner making problems it is wonderful!

Nicole said...

Ok V, I'm worried that I may tick you off. YA see, I made some bags and they look an awful lot like yours. I really didn't mean for them too, just had so much fabric and when I cut and sewed them they turned out pretty similar in size to yours. Your yo yo idea, I did steal, I'll admit it they were so cute I really couldn't help myself. Anyhow, I'm feeling really guitly so if you look at my bags and think they are way to close to yours let me know and I'll take them off my etsy shop! BTW.....I'm totally jealous that you were featured in the Moda Bake Shop. That is so awesome, Congratulations!

Nicole said...

One more thing........Oprah bugs me too. That doesn't mean I don't watch her occasionally because I'm desperate for something to watch (no cable) but, yea she bugs, I hate it when she gets all political!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I always look forward to your witty posts! Your blog is so different from all of the others that I follow, and I just love visiting with you. Feel better and have a great week.

Kim said...

You are one busy lady! Just wanted to let you know I made the foot warmer - I am sooooo addicted to it! I posted about it a couple of weeks ago and linked it up with your site!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I also take on more than I can chew and often end up feeling so overwhelmed that I let everything slack. Having a specific day to do things isn't such a bad idea.
Good Luck.
can't wait for the tutorial!

patsy said...

NEw REader here!

I love your blog- I've been stalking it for a couple of days now- you are **fAbuLouS**

I can't wait for the tutorial tomorrow.... :)

Sandy said...

I don't like to watch Oprah, either...AND I am a very good project starter and a very bad project finisher!!! The past couple weeks I've had little disaster areas all over the house - organizing one room, sewing on the kitchen table, cooking/dishes in the kitchen, scrapbook hutch wide get the idea. I always thought I had a good attention span, but maybe its not as good as I thought...

Mimi Sue said...

I should take a day and organize too. Great idea. Your friend's house is too cute. Mimi

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Lovely pic...those fabrics look yummy.

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Thimbleanna said...

I'm with you V -- Just Say No to Oprah! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Bearpawquilter said...

Go see Jeni (In Color Order) and find her tomato sauce recipe. Yum! N

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