Monday, 19 September 2016

Getting Going, Again...

What a strange few months this has been for me.
I really don't even know how to start with writing this post!

My SewJo seems to be making itself felt again (back from its elopement, Fiona!)... with some recent sunny days, I've spent a little time outside in the sun with either a few books, or a few patterns... leafing through for some enjoyment & seeking of inspiration... And I've even picked up my needle & thread, doing a little hexy block stitching too!
Thought was given to starting a new project, but I decided against that; creating a List Of Four things to work on, just to get me going again. Four feels do-able for now.... three of which have been neglected long enough they feel new anyway;)

These blocks from back in late-April that I sewed on Retreat are on my List Of Four

I also decided it was time to get working in earnest on this:

Ghastly batiks 'challenge' jelly roll I won on the same Retreat.
The 'challenge' is to make something from the above roll & have it finished to Show & Tell at Retreat 2017... I'd previously decided on a way to use the roll, but work stalled as the winter ills reigned... after a little revising, I'm ready to start sewing.
You can see that the nasty greens & yellows of the roll have been joined by some other fabrics... I can't say or show much more until the Reveal next year, sorry!

Being that I'm behind with some blocks for our Patch group Mystery Friendship Quilt, I have those to do too, over a few weeks.

In the absence of needle-n-thread action, I've been doing a bit of re-organising, a bit of cleaning out & a bit of seasonal cleaning... though which season that is, I'm not sure... it's that time of year where it feels very Spring-ish for a day or two, then the winds & rains return!
 I've definitely got a case of Cabin Fever, but I hope it hasn't made me delirious!

~~ Have a Great Week Ahead! ~~

14 comments:

Susan said...

Oh dear...I'm sure you will get there...those extra colours really do make the greens pop...good move...looking forward to seeing that one..and remember Sewing does mend the Soul....

I am said...

Hope you are feeling ok now Anthea,I agree with Susan that the greens make it pop xx

Kim said...

I hope you're ok. Those last ok like awesome projects to get you going again. Green is one of my favorite colors.

KimM said...

Hope you're feeling better....take care...
xxx

Summer said...

Love your hexie block! Hoping you are okay ♥

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Wendy B said...

so glad you're on the mend.....I know what you mean....I think your's and my sewing mojo must've went on holidays together....mine's just returned recently! You'll make those batiks into a beautiful quilt, I just know it. HOpefully the spring has given you some sprung!.....can you send some here.....???? lol xox
big sugary hugs
Wendy :o)

Maria said...

Seams ashame that your mojos lost easpecially when you have such a fantastic new sewing space. Hope the projects get you back into sewing agin.

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

I know you will Spring back into sewing, the weather has so much to do with things. Have fun working on your projects.

Happy days.
Bev.

Fiona said...

nothing like a bit of spring cleaning to clear the house - and the mind so there is room for SewJo... (back from eloping!! haha). I love those extra colours you put in with your greens - I know you will do something amazing with them....
Long may sewjo stay...
Hugz

Helen said...

Great to see you back, will look forward to seeing some of the works along the way. I do agree four is a doable no of projects :)

Renee said...

You picked some fabulous projects to work on. :) I am glad your SewJo is returning. I'm sending hugs and well wishes your way!

Ondrea said...

You sound a bit like me at the moment. I have been plodding along sewing a bit here and a bit there. I started Spring cleaning well before Spring had sprung and it seems an endless task. LOve your hexies and those blocks. Good luck with those colours LOL.

Jindi's Cottage said...

OMG Ghastly indeed!...you've done well already to be able to make them less ghastly by adding the other colours...hope your SewJo stays home, mine keeps going walkabout...

Justine said...

Glad to have you back- good luck with those greens! You chose some great colours to complement them.

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