Monday, March 14, 2011

Work in progress

Hi there!  We're alive and well over here at Welcome Sunshine Home.  Just super, ridiculously BUSY with our day jobs and this ol' blog is our hobby.  We'll soon be back to sharing projects regularly so don't give up on us yet!  :)

I'll be sharing some more gifts that I sewed for Christmas 2010 soon.  I started a king sized quilt but haven't had time to work on it since January 9th.  Ok, my memory isn't that good.  I only know the exact date because that's the last time I watched anything instantly through Netflix (British series Monarch of the Glen) and I noticed when I logged into my Netflix account earlier.  :)  Any way, that king size quilt isn't going to sew itself and I'm hoping to get back to it soon.

How many craft, sewing, and house projects do you usually have going at once?  I always have different projects started and even more in mind (heck, I have a fistful of paint swatches in my purse right now).  Here are some projects that I already have all (or most) of the supplies necessary to complete the whole project.


  • Quilt to be completed before winter 2011
  • Top Secret Christmas 2010 Birthday Gift for Melissa
  • Apron using fabric received from Laura in Fall 2010
  • Purse fabric and pattern purchased Fall 2010
  • Aprons using fabric and patterns purchased April 2010


  • Master Bedroom closet purge/organization started September 2010 - It is thisclose to being done!
  • Finish staircase renovation started March 2010 (um, yeah, 2010)
  • Kitchen pantry purge and organization started Fall 2010
  • 3rd floor office to craft cave started Fall 2010
  • Transform back room off kitchen into new office
*Lesson learned:  Fall is not the time to start new home projects!


  • Spring mantle and more...Jeez, I can't give away all my secrets and plans at once!


  • Pineapple Fried Rice 
  • A whole bunch of stuff that I know I took photos of and can't think of right now...

Just for Fun

  • Concerts, baseball, board game parties, vacation, home show, etc

I recently started rereading George R.R. Martin's The Song of Fire and Ice series since the long-awaited A Dance with Dragons is coming out July 12th!  I've only ever read books 1-3 so no spoilers please...  I'm also planning to reread the Harry Potter series in 2011.  What's your favorite book series?
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)A Dance with Dragons (Song of Ice and Fire)

Are you familiar with the 'Gitter Done' party at Songbird?  Donna from Funky Junk Interiors used to host it.  It's a place to share anything that you've finished.   It doesn't have to be pretty, cute, or even be a project.  It can be as simple as finally getting caught up on all your shredding.  Which I had done but now it's piled up again.  Grr.  Considering all the different things I listed above that I have available to work on, I'm hoping to have at least one thing a month to link up.  :)

So, what's happening at your place?  Have you marked anything off your to-do list in 2011?  Jake said my to-do list for 2011 must include "Get longer to-do list."


M.J. Fifield said... [Reply to comment]

I just pre-ordered my copy of Dances with Dragons. July will be a long time coming...

My (current) favorite series are A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter (of course) and The Hunger Games trilogy. And Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls series. And Robert B. Parker's Spenser series. And Bernard Cornwell's King Arthur series. And a whole bunch of others I'll think of about two seconds after I hit the 'post comment' button...

I don't believe I've accomplished anything on my To-Do list. Hell, I can't even find the list...

Kimberlee said... [Reply to comment]

Good luck on the to-do list. My latest to-do is to finish a quilt top, I swore I was going to get done asap, LOL. Got some easter placemats stuffed for pillows, but nothing else done in the last two weeks. Geesh.

Elle said... [Reply to comment]

I have, actually, and I will state them proudly! : ) I have gone through a bunch of pictures and separated them. I've dedicated time everyday to building my business. I have spent more productive time blogging and I have kept up with laundry every day since New's Years so that there is never laundry lying around in baskets. I feel pretty good about all that I have accomplished! Great post! Good for you!!!! : )

matryoshka said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE Pineapple fried rice. Make it regularly. In fact, I think I should now make some tomorrow. I think I have pineapple in the cupboard.
Have you watched the British series Vicar of Dibley? Hilarious.

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats.. I've awarded you with The Versatile Blogger Award...

Have a great day!


noreen said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Alison, I've not heard of this author George RR Martin. Thanks for the tip!

Charles said... [Reply to comment]

The new HBO series Game of Thrones based on book one of the Series is great thus far. And while it's kind of anti-climatic because there's already a publish date, but I'm excited anyway... Martin finished Dance with Dragons today! YIPPIEE!!!!

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