Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lovely Sunday

I've had the darn migraine for almost two weeks in a row, but late last night it finally felt better. Woke up today without much of a headache, and I could finally spend some time in my sewing room. I was not alone, since the two furballs kept me company as always. Looks like the cats are more happy about spending time in the sewing room than me :oD

I have been practising some longarm machine quilting today, and I am soooo out of practise. Have a lot of catching up to do!!! But slowly I will get back on track again... I hope! 


While Nano, the furball, had a nap on the practise piece (I would NEVER let her do that on a real quilt!!!!) I started cutting some fabrics for a quilt I've wanted to make for a while. I bought the book by Buggy Barn early in 2014, and the Star Band is the favorite in this book. I don't have any BB fabrics for this quilt, so I am using a lot of japanese fabrics from my stash. I guess I'll be stashbusting a lot while making this one!

I'm determined to not buy any fabrics unless I really need to this year. I guess the only ones I will need is backings for the finished quilts. I have too much fabrics, and I almost feel bad about having this much and not using it.... Anyone else feels the same?

I have at least three quilts I have planned to make, but will finish some of the ones I've already started between working on new projects. I still have some knitting projects to finish too, so I will do whatever works for me :o)

Wish you all a great new and creative week!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Looking for my sewing mojo!

New year, with lots of new possibilities ... Yeah right! I'm really struggling to find my sewing mojo. Even if my longarm machine is up, I just don't feel like sewing or quilting at all. The stuff to organize is my sewing room is too overwhelming, and I have lost the overview I once had. I have got lot of my things back in place, but I can't seem to find the way to rearrange all of my stash and things to make it work easy. I just don't know where to start...

I've been occupied with a lot of migraines for a long time, and I haven't had the energy to do much sewing either. Tonight I decided to give myself a kick in the butt and cut some large squares and made some half square triangles to make a scrap quilt, just to get started. I managed to make a few, and I will stick with this till I have a finished quilt. Fingers crossed I can do it :o)
I have so many gorgeous japanese fabrics just waiting to be used in something, and a scrap quilt is never wrong!

I have been knitting, as you know... And I managed to finish a few projects for Christmas. This is some of the socks I have been making through the last monts: 

I have started so many projects, but when they get difficult I start on something new. Those who knows me, knows that's just me in a nutshell. This is a pair of mittens I am working on:

I hope to get time to make blog posts more often, since I really miss it! I guess the easy ways to share on Facebook and Instagram makes me think it's almost wasted to write the blog posts, but I like to use my blog as a sort of diary, so I will continue to write.

Wish you all a great new and creative week!


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