Wednesday, September 19, 2012

To-do's

I've been running in 10 different directions lately
and today I am playing hooky from my day job to catch up.
Not a lot (of finished things) to show you
so I thought I'd show you what's on my to-do list.

We're still working on getting new family room furniture.
We've decided on (2) of these sofas


with an ottoman in the middle.  We're still deciding on what chair to get.  My husband really wants a leather recliner (of course ~ what guy doesn't?)  I've only found one that I think is decent but since it costs as much as one of the sofas ~ we're still stewing that one over. 

Here is a little selection of fabric samples I'm playing with for the big pieces: 


Besides furniture shopping I am working on a bag.
This is a big deal, people.  I do not do bags.  Or zippers.
It is half way done and I am hoping to finish it up before it gets forgotten.


All of these cute fabrics were from my stash.
I'll show a finished product soon - I promise.

I just started binding an ancient WIP, yesterday.
I can't wait to show you this quilt when it's finished. 
The quilting on it is aMAZing!


My marmalade quilt and pattern are just about done.  I stayed up till 2:30 this morning writing the instructions.  It's a two-in-one pattern and I am very excited about it.  It's fun, easy, quick and has lots of versatility!  It's Layer Cake friendly too :)


Speaking of Marmalade, I did accomplish one thing the other day.  I canned raspberry jam (fresh picked from my in-laws garden on Monday night).  I stayed up till 12:30 that night but told my hubby I felt pretty awesome for being so domestic.  It set up right away and is super delish on the mini wheat bagels we are loving these days!


Speaking of jam ~ I just realized I haven't had breakfast yet.  Think I'll go get me some. 

Have a great day!
Amber

15 comments:

♥Duff said...

ooh! love that sofa! where's it from? Your projects are coming along nicely--you must be good with time organization :O) the zippy pouch color combos re fabulous!

Susan said...

Oh I love your choice of sofas! For some reason the fabric swatches did not show for me. Please post about your sofas when you have them in place. I can't wait to see them.

Maria said...

I love the sofas and the fabric samples. Beautiful colours, also love your pouch. Looking forward to seeing your quilts, it's always such a delight to look at them.

Cherie said...

Wow you have been busy!! Some great projects in the makings there! =D

CAS said...

Choosing furniture, especially large items, is really difficult and time-consuming. I really like the style of that sofa.

Your jam looks just divine!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Amber -- you're dripping domesticity!!! Your jam looks awesome (my favorite!) and I can't wait to see your new pattern!

LuLu said...

Holy cow Amber! It looks like you're getting a lot done! Your couches are going to be fabulous! I love how clean and simple they are. And I'm super excited about your marmalade quilt. It looks pretty darn cute in that little snippet.

b davis said...

So much to comment on . . .

I love your new sofa choice. Looking forward to seeing it all put together in you home. It'll be darling!

I know Kayleen must of really done the works on your quilt & I am so looking forward to the reveal!

Domestic Diva! It feels good to can, huh! Beautiful jars packed in the pantry = lovely!

twin fibers said...

Phew... you sure have been busy!!! :) Those couches are gorgeous are your sewing projects look like a lot of fun! Hope you have some time to sew today!

Jackie said...

Love the sofa! It's always such a big decision. We went with leather for our ottoman but I love your idea of using a print.

You sound really busy. The raspberry jam is delicious looking. Can you believe I made blackberry jam once and tried to strain all the seeds out? I now believe that is not possible.

Jackie said...

Love the sofa! It's always such a big decision. We went with leather for our ottoman but I love your idea of using a print.

You sound really busy. The raspberry jam is delicious looking. Can you believe I made blackberry jam once and tried to strain all the seeds out? I now believe that is not possible.

Kathleen O'Grady said...

Nice sofa...lucky you! Love the colors for your little bag, nice and fresh. Now I am going to have to make raspberry jam, yummo my very fav!

Madame Samm said...

Love the sofa Amber,and whatevermyou chhose,will have the most beautiful quilt on it..yours...xx

Cassie said...

Love the style of the couches you've chosen AND the color pallet for the pillows! Can't wait to see the finished product! I need to come visit asap!! xx

Quiltstory said...

I want new couches! Lucky!