Thursday, November 15, 2012

V and Co: back at work

sorry so silent over here!
yes yes! we have a winner i'll announce her at the end of this post. :)
my mother left earlier this week and i had a few things i had to get done.

i've been hard at work over here.
for months now i've my little graph pad next to me at all times. i have had a couple of quilt designs come to life on paper and it is quite exciting. i am now ready to start testing the designs with real life makes it just that much more wonderfully exciting. i hope they look as great in real life as they did in my head. usually they come out better. sometimes i have a flop but that's just a learning experience. :)

i love the creative process.
it truly is a wonderful experience and i am grateful for my love of it. :)

i have been also working on a few holiday projects, and working on finishing up the final tweaks on two new patterns that i'll release later this week. (ahem, yeah i know that means today or tomorrow or the next day, so look for it soon!)

it's taken me a little bit of time to figure out working from home.
but i'm getting the hang of it. i think.

again, it's all about scheduling out time to do certain things on certain days.
just like the chores around the house, work from home, i believe, needs to be broken down and scheduled out each week. only difference with work is that it needs to constantly be looked at to see what deadlines and things need to be done. and adjust accordingly the tasks that go with it.
sadly blogging got swept aside with all the catching up needed to be done.

a schedule does help me with the overwhelming feelings of running around and not getting any one thing done. :) so for now it works.
i've gotten emails to see my schedule. sure. okay if you wanna see it i'll post it in the near future, but like i said it's still being tweaked so that i get my grove just right...i bet i'll get it just right, right before school ends for the summer time. :) cause that's how life is.
husband photo bombing

these last two weeks  has been great to have my mom here. and no we didn't do any pandevonos (colombian cheesy bread) because we drove all over eastern iowa looking for a hispanic grocery store that would carry the ingredients we needed and couldnt find them. bummer. my kids were so SO bummed.
husband looking in the back ground like he has his tail between his legs after i scolded him for prior photo bombing

we had a blast with granny, she made my life easier with helping to keep up with laundry and getting my almost completely organized in my basement storage area. soooo close i am!
but mainly her love of my kids was much appreciated, and now i have to detox my children of all the granny spoiling...but i hear that's the job of a granny.

okay! so are you ready for the winner of sunday quilts?
thank you for all your suggestions of turning back the clock. laughter. seems to be the most popular suggestion. yup, i think we have that one nailed. :)
there was a whole slew of vitamins, and exercise and positive thinking. yup, i'm working on it. :) thanks ladies it was nice reading all the fun stuff you wrote!
okay, OKAY i'll give you the winner:

VickiT said...
I posted to Amanda Jean's blog. I've been a follower of her blog for quite awhile. And yes, I have had her book on my wish list since she first released it. I just love the cover quilt.
vicki has already been contacted through email. thank you all for playing. 
okay now i'm going back to work cause i've got some new patterns to show you! :)


elizabeth said...

Can't wait to see what you have to share :)

Anna said...

fun vanessa! and your mom and fam are too cute!

Lindsay Conner said...

New patterns, yay! And let me know how you figured out working from home and scheduling things... I could use the tips!

Summer said...

You've got an adorable family there :) Looking forward to your new pattens!


Mindy said...

I need you to help me with a work from home schedule. I'm a mess.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Such a true post! I've actually got my mom here right now, helping me organize stuff and spoiling the kids too.

VickiT said...

I was super excited to get your email Vanessa. Thank you so much.

And I can't wait to see your new patterns. I have loved each of yours so far.

How close are you to the IL border? I can't recall now. More than likely you may have found a store if you had crossed the border into IL. If you lived around my area you'd have had your choice of grocery stores. We have one in my town that opened where one of the larger grocery store chains used to be. It's huge. Normally the hispanic stores aren't that large but wow, this one sure is. My son has gone there but I haven't yet.

sonia said...

Your family looks so happy! I'm looking forward to your new patterns.

Cori said...

Beautiful family.

Cori said...

Beautiful family.

SLO Rober said...

Your mom is so beautiful. Your future looks good with her genes!

Rachel and Jacob said...

At some grocery stores you can special order some foods, I have done it at my local Fry's (Kroger, Smith's) before,

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