Friday, January 31, 2014
First up, this AMH baby quilt, which I am unabashedly in love with. You could also use it quite nicely as a wall hanging ;-)
listed it here in my etsy shop. I'm going to be listing a few more baby quilts as I finish them in the new few weeks (like my optimism? ;-)
Feeling good about surviving the week AND crossing some things off my list! Hope you survived your week too and here's to a good weekend for us all :-)
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.
Monday, January 27, 2014
image from From the desk of Mar Drag blog
I've been working lately on trying to get my brain to quiet down - it seems I am forever making lists in my head and debating, doubting, wondering, worrying. It's exhausting. So as part of my exploration of faith this year I am trying to get my brain to let go a little more. I'm starting to meditate. I'm writing in my journal. I'm also trying to pick a couple projects to have pre-chosen for the week so when I get a few precious minutes to sit down and sew the debating about what and why and how has already been taken care of. This is allowing me to just show up and work, which feels great. Just keep working is one of my new mantras - which for me means don't listen to that voice in your head telling you that you're doing it wrong (or not very well) and it's really waste of time and the colors are a little off and the quilting is wonky (WHY is the quilting so hard?!) and on and on and on. I repeat just keep working to myself and try to remember to have a little faith that it will all turn out fine in the end. Because it usually does 99.9% of the time!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your week turns fine too ;-)
Thursday, January 23, 2014
1. Malka Flying Geese
So there you have it, all my ready-to-sew projects. I'm not proud to admit it but a couple of these are quilts that have been waiting years to get quilted. Kind of crazy right? And of course I keep remembering more projects to add to yesterday's list - sheesh! This fabric diet has already been a wonderful exercise for me, just in awareness of all the projects I already have planned and purchased for. I think I definitely needed a time-out to catch my breath and think about all these projects. I sew primarily because I love to sew but realistically how much money should I be spending on a hobby? And what am I going to do with all these quilts when I get them done? Some are planned as gifts and some are going to go in my etsy shop because we don't need 20 more quilts (not that we wouldn't enjoy them ;-).
I've been tempted by a few small things so far but over-all just the act of taking stock has made it easy for me to see how much sewing I can do this year without buying a thing! It's also making me actually USE my stash and scraps which is surprisingly pleasing once I get past my initial "but if I USE it it'll be GONE FOREVER" hoarding reaction. So silly right, like there won't always be more gorgeous fabric being released all the time!
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and if you're participating in the Fabriholics Anonymous fabric diet I'd love to hear how it's going for you so far.
Linking up with Making Rebecca Lynne for the January check-in.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
1. Denyse Schmidt scrappy trip around the world.
jelly roll quilt.
St. Louis 16 patch.
saw Kelby sews make one and loved it.
planning on trying TRIANGLES for this one!! For our bed, will be BIG!
large vintage star quilt using Jeni Baker's tutorial.
And not pictured (because I keep remembering things as I type! Eek!)
27. Bright Kaffe quilt kit from my LQS, bought for me by BFF an embarrassing number of years ago.
28. Hip Holiday table runner
29. Lucky Penny scrappy trip - all strips already cut and I have the backing.
30. Halloween quilt (because I just didn't love the one I made this year).
Plus I have christmas fabric to make at least 2 more quilts as gifts, all my DS and AMH massive stash (and I really mean massive) and lots of other fabrics just waiting to play. So signing off buying for a year doesn't seem like that much a hardship does it? It actually feels more like a relief. So here's to working through the stash in 2014! Wish me luck and I'll keep you posted :-)
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.
Also linking up with Making Rebecca Lynne for the Fabriholics Anonymous.
Tomorrow I'll entertain you by showing you all the stuff pieced and ready to quilt!