Monday, March 25, 2013

Missing Mojo

I'm somewhere between malaise & ennui -- mal-ui?, enn-aise? :-/

It's not that I've been idle, I've been pretty busy in the sewing room: 8 tops completed, 9 & 10 are on the design door, 11 & 12 are a stack of parts by my machine.

so far this year

Most of the completed tops are small nursing home lap quilts & a child's quilt or 2 -- very worthwhile endeavors -- 'de-stashing', taking fabrics I no longer care for & turning them into nice quilts that will warm the body & soul. I've also been working on a mini swap quilt -- sewing for someone else is so valuable, such a learning & growing experience to work in another person's style & colors (in spite of what some people might think).

FLiQS hearts in aqua & lilac

I've just not been, well, inspired.
I'm trying to stir my coals by looking antique & vintage quilts, pulling a few of my go-to books from my library, pulling intriguing stacks of fabric. A big pile of beloved indigos might be flying geese or hounds-tooth (hounds-teeth?); my Dad's shirts would go nicely with some recently acquired linens; a variety of long-hoarded fabrics might come together in some sort of medallion; my & my Mom's dresses might come together in a newly learned technique; and then there's .....

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Nearly wordless week away

Heading north, I made a stop at Buc-cee's. They have beavers!

I was reminded why I don't have fond memories of snow.

The meals at the nursing home are not always appetizing.

After almost a week in one shop or another, I finally got my car back. (Special shout-out to my MIL -- you're the BEST!)

The bedside clock said 4:30 -- stupid daylight savings time, I lost an hour!

Two states down, one really big state to go.