Thursday, October 21, 2010

busy, busy, busy

The last couple of weeks seem to have been rather hectic. Im SOOOOOOO far behind editing and posting my PAD shots...but I have taken them all, so I will get back to it eventually.

Ive been busy with my mini quilt for this years DQS - the top is pieced, appliques are completed, now I just need to get time to sandwich, baste, quilt and bind it! Here is a progress shot...

Ive also been busy with the planning of our Kindy cookbook. Ive been really lucky that the other super organised, and motivated lady I'm co-ordinating this with has been prepared to spend hours (and hours, and hours!) typing out and formatting the recipes, but now its my turn to get the covers and divider pages completed ready for it to go to print next week. There will be many, many late night hours of scanning kids artwork, editing, and designing in the next few days. Luckily I have enough time up my sleeve (just) to pop the quilt on the back burner for a couple of days. As life would have it, instead of my usual days of not having to fit anything in besides general housework, parenting etc, this week I have had to be out of the house pretty much everyday, and the next couple of days are the same. Lucky for me I work much more efficiently under the pressure of achievable deadlines, so I'm sure I will get it all done !

As always, when life gets busier, there are things that have to fall by the way side. I was planning on entering photos for all the briefs in the Cannon photo competition. Not because I thought I would have any chance of winning (there are some amazing entries) but to challenge myself to get some good shots. Well of course entries had to be uploaded this week. I did get three of the five briefs completed and entered, but I had to make the decision early in the week, that there was no way I could get this done on top of my other current commitments.
Here is one of the shots. I entered it for the inspired by sound brief. The sound was like something falling, so I choose to interpret it as being the sound of the stones falling as Isaac tryed to sink his paper boat in the creek.


The Handmaden said...

What a pity you didn't get to enter, that is a great photo. It's disappointing when you're too busy living to fit in the nice little extras. Maybe next time, hey?

Car said...

Oh my :o LOVE your sneak peak!

It puts mine to shame... mine doesn't look near as nice as that, but there is NO time to start and finish another before the deadline ;)

Nell said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photo! My poor girl has come down with a bug so will probably still be home from school Monday (don't get the throat swab results till monday afternoon) so that gives you Monday free now? Will call to reschedule our crafty session. Quilt is looking good!

LittleWhiteDove said...

I'm intrigued by that sneek peak, can't wait to see the end result. And the photo of Isaac is just way too cute! I only ended up entering one photo, just ran out of time!