Besides laundry…I’m:

* Planning and coloring quilts…it’s too hard to choose! (pencils from Target)
* Sewing a sweet baby quilt out of this:
* Smoooooshing these cheeks…after she empties every cupboard and drawer she can reach.
* Finally posting a picture of this book….I wrote it when that baby up there was just a bean!
*Making forts….we have no shortage of quilts and blankets:


* Keeping the super heroes/villains fed and happy:
* Sneaking in a little bit more of this:
…and then…I’ll do some laundry.  Maybe.

64 Responses to Besides laundry…I’m:

  1. Kate February 4, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    She's such a cutie!!

  2. Carie February 4, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    Laundry is vastly overrated and definitely less fun than sewing beautiful fabrics and playing with gorgeous children. I'm glad to see mine isn't the only home where quilts are an integral part of fort construction!

  3. Anna February 4, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Looks just like my house with the forts and outfits! Laundry can always wait!

  4. CJ February 4, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Oh my gosh…a book!! So exciting! Congratulations!!!
    Your super hero/villians picture just tugs at my heartstrings and makes me long for those days again. The princess is a cutie – wont' be long and she will be in costume as well.

  5. grapes and hearts February 4, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Whoopie! Congrats for writing your book!
    And I agree that laundry comes last :o)

  6. Erin Quinn February 4, 2013 at 11:30 am #


  7. Lesley February 4, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    What a wonderful post to read this morning! Especially love the quilted fort!

  8. Linda at Roscoe's Ma February 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Congrats on your book, Allison! You are blessed with some cute little laundry makers…

  9. Jilly February 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Congrats on the book! I can't wait to see the loveliness inside. I love superheros rushing around the house – although we're into jedis now (with mama made jedi robes) – and now our girl is big enough to light sabre fight with them, which is hilarious – she totally beats them up.

  10. Lucy @ Charm About You February 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Can I come and live at your house??! Looks like so much fun :)
    congratulations on the book!

  11. Mommarock February 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I used to have baby latches on all but one drawer.. that was the drawer with the plastic lids, and that was all for the babies. I would prop it open so that it couldn't close on her fingers, and let her/ and him put them in and out all afternoon long.

  12. Karla Hoffmann February 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Ha laundry! Yep, that's on the list, somewhere I'm sure, I'm just ignoring it slightly! Really feeling the itch to be in my HQ sewing away, haven't been able to get a moment alone with my machine in a couple weeks :/ laundry is piling up, babies and toddler sick and sooky!
    The color palet for your quilt lifted my sorrowful spirit of woe me! :) now I think I shall start coloring in while holding crying babes aswell as blog reading from my phone! :)

  13. Sharon February 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Congrats on your book, I've already preordered my copy! I have made many quilts from your tutorials…looking forward to your book!

  14. KerryQ February 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Congrats on the book!

  15. Elsa February 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    How exciting to have a book published! And then there's the laundry, really cute children and sewing to do ~ you're a busy person!

  16. Cindy February 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Excited about your book- Congrats!! I love your patterns so I'm sure I'll love your book too! Your pictures are great- and your little girl- too precious!

  17. Krysta February 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    I'm doing pretty much the same thing…except for the book part ;) Couldn't have written a better post about the best ways to avoid laundry myself!

  18. Melissa Corry February 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    So excited about the book!! Eeek!!! Is Monday laundry day for everyone?? I think maybe I need to go build some forts and ignore the stacks of dirty clothes a little longer too:)

  19. Lindsay_Loris February 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Just added your book to my Amazon wish list:D

  20. Tracey S. February 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    I saw your book for pre-order on Amazon just yesterday. Congratulations. It looks fantastic!

  21. Colleen Potter February 4, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    funny how you slipped the book part in-between everything else !
    Congratulations !!

  22. Anna February 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    oh awesome, the book loooks super amazing. I love stuff for babies and kids. :))))

  23. Heather February 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    Your kids are adorable! Congrats on a book! How exciting for you :) laundry is overrated, keep sewing haha!

  24. Rossys February 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Nice post
    laundry can not run….
    greatings fron Berlin.
    p.d: your book???? I read again

  25. Jessica February 4, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Wow, she looks so much like Jay! I'm so mad that we didn't become close friends before your move, because I have Darth Vader and Optimus Prime at my house too! LOL!

  26. Joanna Jenkins February 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    It's good to know The Force Is With You while you quilt
    xo jj

  27. Meredith February 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Love your pictures and congratulations on your new book! I am anxious to see it!

  28. Angela Atkins February 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Can't wait for the book! And the laundry–it can always wait. Except maybe the underwear load.

  29. evamarie February 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Wow a book! And i thought my little terrorists were the only ones stripping every room of quilts to make tentish constructions!

  30. Becky February 4, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Cute fabrics to play with but even cuter baby! I am soooo excited to be holding three new grand daughters this year! I am seeing lots (more) pink in my future too. I already have 6 grand daughters :)

  31. tracy_a February 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    Congratulations on your book! Can't wait to see more1

  32. Theresa February 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Congrats on the book.

    I remember when my boys were little and used to run around the house in costumes. We have those same helmets. Cherish it because one morning they will wake up and they will be "too big" for that. It really does feel like it was overnight.

  33. randi--i have to say February 4, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Congratulations on a book. How wonderful!

    Also, your little gal is simply adorable! Thanks for sharing her smile today!

  34. Maureen Cracknell Handmade February 5, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    Congrats on the book!! Love this glimpse into your days, your photos are beautiful!!

  35. February 5, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    Congrats on the book! I just made a quilt that looks like the one on the cover.

  36. Sarah Craig February 5, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Laundry is highly over-rated…..

  37. Sarah February 5, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    I don't mind laundry, or we call it washing in Australia! It's the one chore I don't mind though. It's all I can manage to keep up with (well, sort of!)with 3 kids, working 3.5 days a week. So my blog post of a week would kinda look a lot like yours, except without as much sewing unfortunately! your kids are so cute. Squish the cheeks often because when you blink she'll be nearly 4 and starting preschool like my youngest did last week, sniff!

  38. Carla February 5, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    Your wee girlie is so precious! I miss those days. Wish I had quilted in those days but we were as poor as church mice anyway!

  39. Anita February 5, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    I've been putting off laundry in favour of sewing quilts too! I think tomorrow I will have to break down and throw a load or two in though. ;)

  40. Kellie February 5, 2013 at 5:23 am #

    I'm so excited about your book!!!

  41. February 5, 2013 at 5:23 am #

    I think that little girl is so sweet. Love those two little teeth. Wow, no wonder you squish cheeks and kiss them. I'm the same. I have two charm packs of Posy, that is just the best fabric. Hope I can get yardage soon. Take care

  42. Angie from Dear Spring Green February 5, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    Yay! Cangratulations on your book! I can't wait to look thorugh it and choose a new quilt to make!

  43. Linda February 5, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    The Posy baby quilt will be adorable! And I can't believe that little doll is that big……..she should still be a newborn….sigh.

    xo Linda

  44. booboomac February 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Soon you'll be quilting in the nude…no biggie. Love the sweet baby cheeks!

  45. The Cozy Pumpkin February 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    A big huge congrats on your book!!! I can't wait to see it. And I just got a mini charm pack of "Posy" and have big plans for a wall hanging for my daughter's room, complete with embroidery. Can't wait to see what you do with yours! :)

    And darn you for showing me those pencils. They just got added to my shopping list at Target today. ;) lol


  46. LuLu February 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Wat a second Allison….you wrote a book? That's so exciting! I cant wait to see it. Have you already mentioned this and I just missed it?

  47. themissymom February 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Laundry can wait.

  48. kim February 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Oh boy!!!! That book is going to the top of my wish list!!

  49. Sally February 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    I love this page… My kids are grown (no grandkids yet) but I so remember the juggling act! Love the picture series – and Yes Housework can wait! :)

  50. cyndiofthevortex February 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    I feel safer just knowing there are superheroes like that in the world!

  51. Helen L February 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    Love your pics!! the quilts, the superhero's and the sweet baby cheeks (and ouch! those teeth look SHARP!) I'll bet you've felt a nip from them a time or two!! And the empty cupboards! Yep! and they climb in them too and hide (I have one deep cupboard that they loved!) Hug them again and again: they grow TOO FAST!!

  52. Ellen February 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Haven't you heard???? the only time housework comes before quilting is in the dictionary. Enjoy your kids and quilting.

  53. Ellen February 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    Haven't you heard???? the only time housework comes before quilting is in the dictionary. Enjoy your kids and quilting.

  54. Jen Carlton-Bailly February 5, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Don't forget making dinner and being wonder-woman! Congrats on the book….

  55. Salley February 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Oh! Gorgeous post! Smoosh those yummy cheeks once more please.

  56. Jacqueline February 6, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    A book!?! Yippee!! Can't wait to see it!!

  57. Amber February 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Cute pics Allison. You're daughter is such a cutie and I can't wait to see your book. I'm sure it's awesome. Congratulations on publishing it!

  58. Franziska February 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    We own the book the little girl on the cover reads, too. My girl loves it.
    Congratulations to your book. I'd like to see more of the quilts in the book.

  59. Live a Colorful Life February 8, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    Yay! a book! SOOO excited!

  60. Kim February 8, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    What a gorgeous colour combo! Can't wait to see what you're doing with all those squares…

  61. sara February 8, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Oh i love this combination of salmon colour with pale blue/green! It's my favourite! I will try to make a quilt with this combination :) I love your work and you can see mime at
    happy sewing from portugal!

  62. Sue February 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    I pre-ordered your book from Amazon on Feb. 4. I'm so glad you shared it with us, and I'm very excited to get it when it comes out. :)

  63. amandajean February 25, 2013 at 1:44 am #

    congratulations on your upcoming book! i can't wait to get it!!!

  64. AnneMarie February 27, 2013 at 2:37 am #

    This is SO my life!! Well, except minus the whole writing a book part… :) The good life right?

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