{Deep breath…close eyes…finding my happy place}

Happy little quilt

Happy little quilt

OK…so super Mom I am not.  I find myself most days wearing many hats and balancing spinning plates and somehow, something always seems to crash.

Case in point.  Last week, I had just come back from a week off to work on rehabbing a rental property we own.  Way behind on stuff – for my day job, not sewing.  I had a lovely new student worker start with me.  Wonderful!  Wonderful to have help and she is just a peach!  But, on Tuesday, I got called away to go out of town.  My Dad had a heart attack and had surgery.  Not so wonderful.

He’s home now and recovering, thank goodness.  Nothing else happened last week accept taking care of the kids and keeping updated on him.

So lots of plates got dropped and broke.  Today, I started out cutting orders and as always, began to “multitask”.  Do you know what multi tasking is?  It’s doing too many things at once and completing none of it.  Ugh!  So I am cutting orders for bags and the like and two lovely little fabrics landed side by side.  Well of course, they were SCREAMING to be cut and stitched together asap.  You know, just a quick little bag.  Mind you, again, no pattern and it drives me nuts.  Do I know how to make these bags with the circle handles?  Uh, no.  But my friend Kris has been making them and said they are easy and I could whip it up in no time and she even showed me how.  Check out her cuties here.

Yeah, like 2 hours later I finally finish mine.  Hello?  Is there a tutorial out there somewhere on these cuz I could use one!

There must be an easier way!  Pretty though huh?

There must be an easier way! Pretty though huh?

While doing that I completly fused a giant piece of interfacing to my ironing board.  Fabulous!  This was because the baby was fussing and not taking her nap and I was very distracted.

Let’s see what else…my house looks like a nuclear bomb went off.  I have laundry piled up to the roof tops.  The counter top is covered in school papers from summer school.  The dishes are never all done.  I haven’t caught up on my blog.  My website, my dot com, is not done yet.  My husband is feeling neglected.  My kids are feeling neglected.  My work has been neglected.  Argh!  I can not multi task.  Deep breath.  Heavy sigh.

And so, my goal this week is to just stop.  Take a breath.  Schedule my days better and try to do my best on ONE thing at a time and complete that ONE thing until it is done.  Very hard for me.  I’m a spaz.

For Charlotte

For Charlotte

I did get this pretty little wall quilt done for a customer to hang in her nursery.  Isn’t it sweet?

And I did design a new bag lately.  I call her Savannah.

Sweet little Savannah

Sweet little Savannah

So let’s make a pact Moms.  Let’s slow down.  Eat ice cream.  Enjoy the pool.  Let the house be dirty.  Let a few plates fall to the ground.  And enjoy the summer and our families before they are gone.  Kids grow too fast.  Seasons change in a blink of an eye.  I just want to sit on my porch swing and watch the trees sway in the wind and listen to my kids laugh.  Laugh while they are folding laundry and putting away dishes.  Oh, wouldn’t that be nice to have some help?!  : )  I’m working on them…

Hope all is well with you!  If you’ve been waiting on packages from me – I had lots of giveaways going out – they should be on on your doorsteps any moment.  They went out last week.  Hope you love them!


xoxo  Trish


10 Responses

  1. Hi Trish!

    ~So sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he is recovering nicely. And I’m sorry you contracted MRSA. Geesh, you can’t catch a break!

    ~I received my quilt and I LOVE IT! Thank you so much. It is beautiful, and it’s the focal point of Charlotte’s nursery.

    ~I always tell myself, if my house is immaculate, it means I’m not spending enough time with my kids.


  2. Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he makes a full recovery! I’m a multi-tasking-take-too-much-on kind of mom too! We always seem to make it work, though!
    Love your bamboo handled bag! funny we have such similar taste…..check out my bag from a few months back…..
    butterfly blue bag

  3. Loved this post… I think it hits home for most of us multi tasking mom’s who try to take on too much! My last blog post was on a day at the park playing fetch with my dog… love those days!

    The purse looks fine… you just need to cut the corners if you want them rounded. Use a plate to curve them evenly!

    Love the wood handles… I will have to try to use them.

    Also check out my July 1 post… I have a few sewing questions about a new purse that is pictured.

    Glad to hear your dad is doing fine! I keep praying for him and you!

    • Kris, you’ll have to show me again how to make it because I fudged the open sides. The wood handles kind of hurt your shoulder, just like you said so I want to make the soft ones like you…we need to get together for a “sewing bee” day.

  4. “I just want to sit on my porch swing and watch the trees sway in the wind and listen to my kids laugh. Laugh while they are folding laundry and putting away dishes. Oh, wouldn’t that be nice to have some help?! : ) I’m working on them…”
    Hey–let me know if you get this figured out! 🙂
    Love the Savannah bag, can’t wait until you release the pattern!

  5. I’m so glad I’m not the only one! Today I wanted to get my bathroom clean, but my two little ones wanted to “help”. So I gave them each a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and showed them how to get it wet and squeeze it out. Then I set them to “work” scrubbing the floor in the big bathroom that the kids share in the hall. They had a blast! It was hot and humid, so playing in the water was fun, and they actually did a pretty good job on the floor too. I thanked them profusely for helping me with the cleaning and they wanted to know when it would be time to do the kitchen floor! Oh my! Not today!

    Then we went outside to swing on the rope swing off the big old oak tree in the front yard and sit on the porch and read to each other.

    The housework can wait, but the kids will only be this age right now. I’m not about to miss it!

    Love your bags Trish, especially the wooden handle one that you whipped up!


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