Some weeks ago I bought the book "Miss Rosie's spice of life" by Carrie Nelson. I just fell in love with this beautiful scrap quilt called "Raise the roof" when I read the book. I started cutting fabrics for the quilt a while ago, and started making some of the blocks during the last week or so.
I had a day off work today, and thought I would finish a lot of blocs, but just got to make four...
But a small progress is still progress :o)
I wish I did cut many more different fabrics, feel like the blocks are too much alike, but I just plan to continue and see how it looks in the end. Maybe I'll make some new blocks if it doesn't look good enough.
Hope to continue making blocks during the rest of the week, but I have to go shopping first. I'm almost out of sewing thread, so I have to get more before I'm able to sew more. I have a lot of different thread, but not the light one. I like to use light sewing thread when I do the piecing, especially when I'm dealing with the light fabrics. Don't want it to show through.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
I've been taking a little blog break. Not because I wanted, but when "life just happends", and my health is not very cooperative, there is not much sewing going on.
The migraines and most of the neck pain are gone now, and it's feels so much better!
I know it's something I will have to deal with every now and then, but it's making me a bit sad when it "steals" so many hours and days of my time.
For those of you who doesn't know me, I'm having a neck injury because of a whiplash accident years ago. This makes me unable to work as much as I should, and of course it means I'm not able to sew as much I would like to. But to be honest, sewing is my own sort of therapy to keep my motivation up, and it feels so good to be able to do something creative. I have several friends who are in the same situation like me, and find joy and therapy in sewing or other crafts. Sometimes people doesn't understand how I am able to sew, but I can't just sit down with my hands in my lap, can I? I would go crazy if that should happen!
The other day I got to finish up a little project I've had in the making for sooo long. Just the zipper that needed to be attached, so it didn't take that long to finish it either. That means I've got a little finish for OPAM too this month :o)
It's a little toiletry purse from AnnAKa's pattern called "Stor og liten" (Big and small).
I haven't spent much time in my sewing room this month, but hopefully it will be some hours in there this weekend. I've got a few plans, so we'll see. I really hope my sewing mojo is coming back to me again soon. I hate to not have the energy or urge to sew. But that's life. I have to many projects in the making, so it's not easy to pick which one to work on, but I just have to make up my mind and just go ahead :o)
Wish you all a great and creative weekend,