Saturday, August 14, 2010

Quilting Content!

This is an old picture.  The half blocks have been replaced by another row of checkerboard for a while.

I know, it's been a while since I've picked up needle or thread.  First, I stored it all away to make it look to our guest that we know how to clean.  Then I was afraid to open up the treasure box, because I still had lots of cleaning and fixing up around the house to do.  As long as that box stays closed, the to-do list stays smaller.  The quilts stay as one line item, instead of each quilt getting its own line.  It is like that expand button on the computer - better to not hit that triangle so it looks like a small list.

I've been trying to catch up on my blog reading, which always makes me dream of new projects, which always reminds me of unfinished projects.  I want to make the Strawberry Fields Lori made way back in May, and its already month two of the stay at home round robin Kate has going on.  When I thought about pulling fabric for those, I felt guilty about all the stuff that has already been started. 

So yesterday, I finally relented, and opened up the treasure box, and my first reaction was uggh, really these are the things I have to finish.  It didn't seem like a treasure at all.  I apparently have been itching to do some hand stitching, so I have picked up the Moldy Crackers quilt and am now working on doing the hand quilting.  It is a start, a very slow start at that, but the treasure box has been opened, and hopefully that means that there will be more quilty content on my blog in the future.


Darlene said...

If those projects in the magic box don't make you happy then close up the box and seek a new project. Don't punish yourself - let your needle and thread fly on something that makes you smile. :-)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Quilting content, quilting content! Dump the whole box and let us see what's inside! Do a drawing for what you don't want, or do an exchange, or donate them to a good cause. Finish them as fast as you can, without being one bit perfectionist and donate them somewhere. To start a process you just need movement of any kind. And once you start, you are going to suddenly remember what you love about sewing!

Barb said...

Glad you're backing to quilting - work on whatever you want, eventually they'll get done, or not, but just do what you like, you'll be happy you did :)

I'm glad you're working on the cheese and crackers, that was a fun one!

Magia da Inês said...

♥ Olá, amiga!
Passei para uma visitinha... amei! Boa semana!
Tudo de bom!!!♥