Friday, April 15, 2011

life in the fast lane [powered by RedBull]

busy schedule at work. 
squeezing sewing time into every free moment. 
check and check.

I don't know about you all, but this past week has just flown by.  Despite long hours at work, my sewing mojo is at an all time high.  All thanks to the great folks at RedBull (yes, yes. i realize how "bad" energy drinks are for me--the BF reminds me daily. but sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do).  It was only a few posts back I was worried about how sewing/blogging would be affected by my return back to work--but so far so good.  I have learned when you only have a limited amount of time for fun things like sewing, you make every second count.

At the start of my productive week is that camera strap cover I shared earlier.  It is amazing how much fun taking pictures is when you are in style (as if I didn't enjoy taking pictures before that).  Oh, and I am pretty sure I need to add more Tula Pink Parisville to my stash ASAP.

Then it was onto finishing up my MMM swap goodies for my partner.  I had kind of waited (glorified way of saying procrastinated) until almost the last minute to get started on an overall design for my "big ticket" item because I was lacking a little inspiration.  But when said inspiration the shower of all places...there was no turning back.

mmm sent.

I officially wrapped and sent things this afternoon (there's nothing like waiting until the deadline) and can't wait for my partner to get them so I can share it with you all. 

mmm sent.

Once those swap goodies were complete, I decided to get a jump start on my Pretty {little} Pouch Swap package.  We received our partners last week, and I am very excited to make something for my secret partner.  I have already pulled fabric and started sketching a design and am hoping to finish a bit more of it tonight.

Which reminds me, tonight is April's FNSI--I will most certainly be working on that little pouch.  Just as soon as I get off the laptop.

Oh, oh.  And to end a great week, I received my MMM swap package today.  I actually got a text message, while at work, letting me know I had gotten a package with "MMM" on it.  

mmm received.

Do you know how hard it is to keep working is when you know there is something so great waiting at home?  Let me just tell you, VERY HARD. :)  Here is just a little peek for now.  I am hoping to get pictures taken of it all tomorrow.

mmm received.

No, no.  That fortune is not from her.  It was from my lunch today (mmm, chinese takeout).  I think it was a sign.  Roses=KJR flowers.  Right?

Alright, I think that is enough sewing update for now.  I'm off to enjoy the night in sweat pants, virtually sewing along with all of you tonight.

Have a great night.

xo, Megan


  1. What an awesome package you got!! Love the fortune cookie you got :) And I sure hope that your MMM package is on its way to my doorstep, I'm crossing my fingers!

  2. oooh! you got the one with those cool flowers! my FNSI is over. it's waaay past my bedtime. good nighty.

    ps. I'm scolding you on the Red Bull. those things are horrible on your heart. horrible i say.

  3. Wow - you've been productive! I work like you - leaving things to the last minute, but I work best with a deadline. No red bull for me, though. :)

  4. i love swaps great gift you have made