I don't have much to show you sewing wise this weekend. The little people have been particularly wanting my attention these past few days. I'm not convinced kids have a temperature gauge - it's been well past 35 degrees every day and all they both want to do is sit on Mummy's lap. Which is lovely, but it makes us all hot and sticky and is not conducive to sewing.
I'm in a bit of a funk in regards to my sewing lately, for a number of reasons I'm still trying to work through.
I've been stuck with my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. I don't have much in the way of her choice of colours (red, blue, black and cream) and I can't make anything else fit. And she's already warned us there will be string blocks, and I have done more string blocks this year than I care to count. So I'm not really sure that I want to start this. I loved doing her last mystery and I know that I will regret not doing it if I don't start now. I don't enjoy doing mysteries once they are revealed, so I kinda have to make my decisions NOW. TODAY. Before any more steps are released and before I get too far behind.
I'm sure I'm going to do it. The last one is quilted, bound and looks so lovely, despite all the string blocks I really didn't enjoy and really don't love the look of.
And then there is the overwhelming pile of UFO's. I know, I know. How can I think about starting something else when there is just so much more to finish in the depths of my craft room? I need an intervention.
And today is a day when I look at my craft room and think 'it's all RUBBISH!! I'm RUBBISH at sewing!!. Throw it all in the bin and start again!'. I'm not sure where that comes from today - I do think blog surfing is a double edged sword - I get exposed to so much lovely work that of course I'm gong to want to try and emulate it, only to be disappointed when my stuff doesn't work out as good as their stuff. Perhaps it's time to Get. Off. The. Computer. And. Do. Something!!
And then there's the never ending, hopelessly growing, mindnumbingly boring list of chores I must do before everyone goes back to school and work tomorrow. I wish I was rich enough to have someone else do it. A full time maid? Doesn't that make your mouth water?
Anyway. I'm sure once my chores are done, and my colours are picked for Bonnie's Quilt, I'll feel a little bit more sparky.
So what about you? Are you all well? Keeping busy on this weekend? I'd love to see your colour choices if you're doing Bonnie's quilt. I'd be happy to link to your blogs from this one if you like.
Must dash now. Tomorrow hopefully will be a post full of delicious quilt candy for you. I know you do like the pictures.