Monday, July 5, 2010

Motivate Me

I am having a hard time. Mostly to be motivated to do housework.
It seems like I have all the energy in the world at 10 PM. I do a few things (like put away laundry, tidy up some rooms, work on my projects) but then bed time comes to soon.
I always feel like tomorrow will be a great day to get things done, but by the time tomorrow comes, I feel drained of all of that energy.
I look at the things that need doing, and I look away. It is kindof that 'out of sight out of mind' thing that is going on here...

I needed to bake some cookies, as I am getting company tomorrow.
My first batch came out perfect. The boys each tried some, I had 8 cookies left of the first batch.
My second batch didn't cook that well. They came out thin and not done enough, so when I went to take them off the sheet, they all crumbled apart. Seriously...all of them!
My last batch...yeah, uhm... here it is:
These are NOT chocolate cookies. They are NOT supposed to be this brown. Ahem...
(excuse the side-ways picture, I currently don't have a way of turning it)

Hey, I still have 8 cookies left. That should cover for tomorrow!

My biggest next project, is to redo our computer room. Right now, it has a computer on a desk, a piano, and a whole lot of junk in that room.
The desktop pc is supposed to go downstairs into our basement, not to be used regularly anymore. I always use my macbook, and my husband just got a laptop as well. No need for the ugly beast that never works anymore.
I love my piano, but this is what it looks like, almost all the time:
All this stuff just doesn't do the piano justice, and the room is awfully messy.
I get to fiddle with this room and if it works, it might turn into a sewing room...I just don't know if I can keep a sewing room neat enough for it to be on the main floor.

Here are some things that made me happy today...
For some reason little shoes (of any kind) always make me happy. These are for my daughter. They were hugely on sale and I couldn't resist. They are still way to big for her, but I still like to look at them :)

I just finally finished pre-washing my new diapers that I bought. I love the look of cute fabric diapers in rainbow colours! Silly...I know.
And my daughters soft flannel quilt that she got from a friend of mine, I love it! And it looks like it was made for our playpen, but it was most definitely a coincidence!

And this...
This makes me both happy and really scared!!
I basted this, my first real, big quilt.
Now the next step, really scares me: quilting it.
I haven't ever done any free motion quilting, so I am staying away from that. I tried my first line of straight line quilting the other day, but it just didn't go that nicely. It pulled/distorted the fabrics a bit, so I took it out. Now, I am scared to start again.
But I will. Tonight. Hopefully.


  1. I know that unmotivated feeling! Your quilt is going to be beautiful. I love the fabrics.

  2. The quilt is looking so good! Unmotivated maybe but you got lots of things happening over there!