Wednesday, 13 August 2014

pressure and some discounts!


I am holding my hands up and admitting that I may have taken on a little too much recently. I've had 3 commissions, two of which are done. I've had to make 3 class samples, again 2 are done. I also finished a magazine commission, have nearly finished a secret quilt that I will be sharing soon, I'm working on a couple of other secret projects for people and I'm totally behind on my two Block of the Month makes. Nicky will probably be seeing her bee block at the very end of the month because I'm under pressure to get things done ASAP - not that hers isn't important but I need to prioritise the paid stuff.

My Arizona Japanese + x quilt - I can't wait to quilt it!

*whinge, whinge* Ok I'm not complaining about being busy but I need to make a note not to take on so much when I have 3 kids at home over the holidays! I've had a lot of late nights (well I generally do anyway but now I'm panicking trying to decide what to sew first and I find deadlines exhausting!). Despite my little moan I am so pleased with what I have made and thank goodness I have sewing mojo - sometimes that leaves me when I have to get things done but right now I'm working that mojo hard!


Now here's some sponsor discounts and link to a vintage sheet giveaway...


At the Fat Quarter Shop you can get 20% off all Riley Blake Fabrics, use the code RILEY at checkout - valid until 14th August. I fancy this Shuffle Bundle and some wide yardage!



Pink Castle Fabrics are having a Giant bundle sale and you can get 30% off all precuts and bundles using code BUNDLE30 at checkout - valid until Sunday 17th August.

Also take a look at their Limited Edition Liberty Lawn Stash Box, I'm a huge fan of Liberty prints and this is a great way to get hold of 45 fat sixteenths, if they pre-sell 120 boxes then they will upgrade that to 50! You can read more about Liberty Tana Lawn on their blog. The stash boxes are the perfect way to add to or start your Liberty collection.


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I'm also a fan of vintage sheets! Head over to le challenge to see Mary's vintage inspiration and find out how to win 10 vintage sheet FQs and get a 15% discount code to her shop!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


17 comments:

  1. Love the Arizona x+ block! I love that collection, and this is a great way to showcase it!

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  2. When the list gets overwhelming like that, just take that deep breath, look at the list and grab the easy make off it! Then, when that is done, look again, and there will be a new easy make! You will get there, no problem! Do not look at them all in one lump! xx

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  3. Love the block! And breathe... You can get it done! :-)

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  4. Take a break and a deep breath, return to your work area and prioritize your projects. At work when I get frenzied or overwhelmed, I always remember the say "How do you eat an elephant- one bite at a time." It works for me.

    Can't wait to see all of your makes, and it is a great feeling to have your sewing mojo!

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  5. Riley Blake might just be my current big addiction. I have been doing my best to stay away from that sale, but it is tough!! Congratulations on 3 commissions, that is really awesome. I hope that you find a bit of calm in the middle of the storm and enjoy the sewing. :)

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  6. I hear you on the 'taking too much on recently' eek, exactly the same boat! :-/ daily, and more important -realistic to-do lists help keep me on track! Best of luck, xo

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  7. ah was looking at the vintage sheets thinking I don't recognise those liberty prints! Take it easy Lucy

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  8. Looking good and fingers crossed for keeping the mojo up :)

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  9. The Arizona x and + block is beautiful - love the mint and coral colours together!

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  10. The problem with working around all that gorgeous fabric. We offer to make something! Enjoy

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  11. Lucy, I am always so amazed by what you accomplish. I know you may feel a bit behind, but from where I stand you are rocking that to-do list. Keep on stitching, girl. You'll be at the finish before you know it! xoxo

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  12. Whoohoo to paid jobs though! And love that block!

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  13. Hope you manage a wee break soon.

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  14. I know wherefrom you speak, good luck!

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  15. I am rubbish at pressure and deadlines, sounds like you are doing a great job, I'm sure Nicky won't mind waiting!

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