the super gigantic never-ending to-do list

Posted by on March 12, 2008 in craft, stitch | 11 comments

Does your to-do list ever get completely out of control? Mine seems to have developed a mind of its own, but I’m showing it who’s boss and whipping it into shape, although I may soon collapse from exhaustion. I may be exaggerating a little, but still, sheesh, I have a lot to do right now. I even had to add ‘clip fingernails’ to the list, because I kept forgetting and I just don’t do long nails, and they were getting annoying.

I did take a little time out for a couple nice activities, however. First of all, I took some pictures of the ornamental plum trees at our post office, which are currently fully in bloom. I think I’m going to send one of these to my sister for this week’s Photoshop picture, and see what she comes up with. I played around a little with giving it a cross-processing effect, which I kind of like.



I like them both. The sky was so brilliantly blue this morning, it was just perfect for taking pictures.

I also needed to make an Easter bunny egg cozy, because I didn’t have one.
The pattern is from an Yvestown/Cherry Menlove collaboration. I used a felted angora sweater, which I thought was apprpriate. And notice the egg cup matches Yvonne‘s (from a previous Christmas swap). My bunny is quite startled by the fact that he has an entire egg inside him.
You can see more bunnies in the Flickr pool.

So now, for the rest of the month I have to buckle down and finish two quilts for a new book from Lark. I was just looking at their website, and the one with my little yo-yo quilt is coming out soon and it looks really good.  Two quilts in one month? No problem. Heh.


  1. I started putting things like “eat” or “shower” on my to do list, just so I can cross something off.

  2. Oooo…I like what you did with that photo of the plum tree blossoms! There is something so retro about the colors. I can’t quite put into words what it reminds me of, but every time I look at it (and I have been sitting here looking at it, trying to figure out what it makes me feel), it gives me a nostalgic feeling and brings to mind those old pictures from the 60s and 70s with the women in cat-eyed glasses and big beautiful bouffant hair. Love it!

  3. Love your blossom photos, both of them! And now I want to make a bunny cozy for my hard boiled eggs. So darling!

  4. Love the photographs, and 2 quilts in one month, well with short nails it will be a breeze!

  5. Those blossoms are making me salivate for spring. It is snowing again today. The snow kind of resembles big apricot blossoms. I think I am hallucinating. Great pictures.

  6. I love what you did with that photo! But you didn’t tell us HOW you did it. “cross processing” is not a good enough tutorial! lol pleasepleaseplease share!

  7. I love your blossom photos, the special effect works really well. Two quilts in a month- your superwoman! Can’t wait to see them.

  8. your egg cozy is too cute! i like how he looks sort of puzzled and bluesy.
    and i liiiike the second flower picture too…so vintage retro looking. the blue is fantastic 🙂

  9. Geez, where the heck have I been??? I have been very laz in my computer visits, but we have had enormous things going on here. Custody of our 7 yo grandson for the last 7 months has really changed thing around here! Hopefully, this summer things will be getting back to normal. But I have missed stopping by and seeing what you are up to! Love the bunny egg cozy!

  10. Interesting effect on the lovely photo. I find it is so easy to get lazy with Photoshop – you have inspired me! 🙂

  11. Those cherry blossoms pictures are gorgeous – I love the colors on the ‘after’ pic:)

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