Sunday 20 November 2011

Sunday Update

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.



  1. Hey, been there felt that. I too have a few ufos that need to be finished, one on the design wall half done, and I have started Bonnie's orca. And to top it all off, Thanksgiving trip!! I know what you mean about thinking that you will never be as good as others but there are people out there who will never try to quilt, or sew, or create the joy of hugs like we try to do with every stitch we make. My quilt creations will never win awards or ribbons but they win in so many other ways. By the way, most people don't see our mistakes or crooked seams. They love the fact that someone actually thought them special enough to create a gift of love.

  2. Thank you :)

    I'm sure in at the end of the day, it's not the finished result I'll remember, it'll be the doing. I think that maybe I've too much 'to do' and not enough 'to enjoy' and that's something I'm trying to get myself past. To get all wistful, and 'enjoy the journey, not the destination'.

    Thanks again


  3. I can sure relate to how you are feeling. I have been trying to put some order to my sewing room this past week. It seems like an impossible task it is actually depressing to go in there.
    I know what you mean about blog hopping when I hopped to yours one day I ended up adding another project to my list" Bountiful Bouquet". Now I certainly don't need another project but I couldn't resist.
    I am saving Bonnie's 's Mystery and hope to find time to do it one day.
    Please link my blog if you like it. I have the Bountiful Bouquet button on mine..

  4. I think you need a great big hug, maybe one of your little people can give you one.
    Making beautiful quilts with little people around deserves a medal on its own, running a household as well is another medal.
    Dont be hard on yourself, we all go through these stages, when you just dont know where to start and can't be bothered starting anyway.