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Three Little Cuties*

July 29, 2010

I have project ADHD.  For reals.  Sometimes I can’t stay focused on one project long enough to finish it (or even get past the first exciting “NEW!” phase before I get sidetracked by something else.  So this week I have my newish projects include: printing my own postcards/notecards/”business” cards with those pictures of Beauty project, an ongoing quilt project that has required a lot more math than I had at first assumed.  And sixteenths of inches.  Lame.  And then last night I got all excited about these new little cuties.  And all of this at the same time.  Sheesh.  But, these new one’s ARE cute, aren’t they!

[ Rufus dog pattern from hop.skip.jump. ]

Excuse me while I give myself a stern talking to.

“Ok self, listen up.  Stop adding things to your list.  We’ve got enough stuff on it and we really need to start some crossing things off the list.  (I’m a crosser, not a checker).  I’ve got a NEW list for you to stick to.  Pay attention, these are in order.

  • 1)Finish two quilt tops this week.
  • 2) Notecards- wait for coupon and then combine with giftcard and get for free. Awesome! So maybe this should have been number three…
  • 3) These patterns?  Well, hold them and love them and start thinking about Christmas.
  • 4) And the rest of that stack of things to do and places to go and drawers to organize and laundry to fold?  Well, think about that tomorrow.  You are much more successful with three item lists.”

[ Gerald Giraffe pattern from hop.skip.jump ]

(Except for maybe this next one.  I might need to make this doll right now.  Or maybe four.  They look cute in fours!  List is out the window.)

[ Poppy Doll pattern from hop.skip.jump ]

I love this doll, so simple, so perfect, so on the way to my house. inbox.

Oh, and one more thing for that list

  • 5) Justify purchasing three patterns (they were on sale!) by telling yourself that you returned half of the shirts you bought yesterday, and a sweater from last Christmas. (Really.  It’s been sitting in the bag with the tags and the receipt for MONTHS.  And thank you Kohl’s for giving me all my money back.  And good luck selling a sweater in July.)

The Hop. Skip. Jump Shop is the brainchild of Australian designer/artist Fiona where she sells her patterns and a few amazing softies.  She also has an adorable blog which was one of the very first that I ever bookmarked.  You know, back in those days when I had no idea what a google reader was.  I don’t know how I survived.

Now, I’m going to see what I can do with this Thursday of mine.  I guess I’ll start with number 1- Work on those quilts.  I’ve got everything cut (I think) and now I just need to start sewing.  If I am lucky maybe I can get Scott to do the pressing of seams for me?  Wish me luck on that one!  What’s on your to do list?

  • 6) I almost forgot.  I am going to make a cherry pie today, well, if I can get enough cherries pitted and into my bowl before they make it into my mouth.  I love fresh cherries!

*From Title: Ok, so it’s 10 little cuties if you count them all up, but I told you, I’m good with lists of three.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cathy A permalink
    July 29, 2010 2:07 am

    You post finished projects all the time–I’m always amazed at how much people actually finish. I have real ADHD, and it sure does make it hard to finish things!!

    Cherry pie sounds delicious! I’ve always wanted to make one, but never seem to find the right kind of fresh cherries–only the sweet ones in the stores rather than the tart variety. What do you use?

  2. July 31, 2010 2:50 pm

    one of my bloggy friends who I also know in real life made one of those dolls… she is pretty cute!

    And the rest are great too! My word!

    (I have project ADD too… it’s pretty bad)

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