Caffeine is my friend

I stopped drinking caffeine for a long time. Decaf coffee, no soft drinks.  Then I had a baby and I find that the afternoon boost is absolutely necessary. Instead of napping in the afternoon, I get a boost with my new favorite drug. It’s affordable. Legal. Tastes good as a latte or a diet coke. And, it keeps me going. By the time little mister is up from his nap, I’m ready to go again!  Off to the park. Playing with the boys down the street or just running around the yard.  Once dinner is cooked and cleaned, little mister is off to bed (well, shortly thereafter) and I can sew.

It’s my creative time, and while I wish I had more of it, I take what I can get. I am finally learning to prioritize.  And drink more caffeine. It’s tough to stick to one project, but I’m getting things finished. I promised myself I’d be a “closer” this year – I cannot start on a new project unless it was already slated to happen. I haven’t finished quite as much as I’d have liked, but this has kept me from having too many projects going on at one time (thank you MHfor the great idea!).  I do have a lot of quilt ideas and not enough time to execute. I have drawings everywhere so I can remember what I planned to do with scraps, or a particular fabric. Or, just because.  Or something looked cool. Or I found inspiration from the dove nesting on my deck.

I did just finish this pillow for little mister’s room.

Cute, huh?

This was an extra block from a project I was working on.  I decided a slightly different color scheme was more appealing to me, but what to do with the lone block? Oh, yeah! Make a pillow!  There are two black and white striped covered buttons keeping the back closed.

Now off to work on the next project. Or to clean. hmmm.

2 thoughts on “Caffeine is my friend

  1. Patty, you inspire me!! I love your designs. It’s great you are doing all that you are doing. Sean has a great mom!

  2. Hi Patty –
    What quilter does not have way more projects and fabric than she has time to use or make? It is one of the greatest priviledges and frustrations of being a quilter.
    I think the best any of us can do is what you are doing, making sure you have at least a little time on a regular basis and do the best you can with it.
    I look forward to seeing you and all your projects in October? Charlotta

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