Saturday, September 05, 2009


Yesterday I was supposed to post another step on our Mystery Quilt Sew along. And I had really really really planned to. But now I must make a confession.
Are you ready? Are you sitting down?
I didn't do it!!
It's really not my fault though ( evil wicked laugh) I blame my children! And because they don't read my blog - they will have no clue about the havoc that they are wreaking on all of your lives!!
And then Thursday I had to recount all of my FQ's to make sure I had enough for each and every student to start cutting, and then I had to lay them all out - because, I mean really, if you are going to play in fabric you might as well enjoy it and see it all. And when I surveyed my front room - it sort of looked like a flag factory had moved in. Patriotic fabric EVERYWHERE.
But there was no room to lay out the mystery pieces to show you the next steps. And pair that with the fact that I am a failure, a flub, a dork if you will.... I still have 10 blocks left to make!! Wait - you ask - shouldn't you be steps ahead of us... almost finished, leading us with great skill and expertise? Well I was, and then again - the kids... again - it is ALL there fault!!
Boy Am I getting really good at blaming other people or what? This is really a life skill I could have used earlier in life had I thought of it!
So - knowing what this weekend has in store for us ( can you say Hay?) and knowing how much you all want to enjoy your labor day and just hang out, eating hamburgers, and corn on the cob. Oh and maybe even a chocolate cake... yum. How about we plan on the next step being posted next Friday - along with another really, really, really, cool give away - that you will so totally want, that you will love me for leading you astray and leaving your sewing tables a mess.


Denise said...

You are NOT a failure, a flub, a dork!!!

Next Friday is totally fine. I'd be willing to bet that most of us don't have our blocks done yet anyway. Step 4 is definitely 2weeks worth of work.

Enjoy the long weekend!

LizA. said...

You are not a dork. Hay -- doesn't sound like a very exciting weekend. Too bad I'll be off camping next weekend -- maiden voyage for the teardrop trailer! Don't work too hard.

Stephanie D. said...

Blame the kids. Goodness knows, as teenagers, they'll blame you for everything! lol

Linda B. said...

OH NO!! That means we'll have all week to look at what we have done, and start re-considering whether we LIKE what we have done (or not)....then have to decide whether to re-do some of them...choices, choices, choice OH NO!!

Lindah said...

Heh-heh! Life sure do get teejous sometimes, don't it!
Confession time...I don't have my last step done. Cut out, but not sewn. Since I'm working on at least 2 quilts at a time, I won't even miss the the missing step.
Hay! Have a good weekend! ;-)

jane m said...

I was so relieved that there wasn't another step posted yet! I was able to catch up. You are amazing! Not a failure or anything negative!! Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Alycia, I am so happy to find out that you are human, just like the rest of us.
Take care,
June M

Anonymous said...

It's nice to stop and take a breather sometimes. I seriously worry that you never rest! Enjoy your Labour Day holiday -- and your hay! :-) Best regards -- Dianne B. in England

Anonymous said...

You are so funny Alycia! Dork my foot....Say maybe very dedicated and knowing where your priorities are (with the kids!)

Keep it up!