Monday, November 21, 2011

Re-finding My Steam

Okay, so for a while there I was really making some progress and getting some things done. Then something happened. I pooped out. It happened about midway through the Ghastlie Blog Hop. I don't know if it just got to be a bit much or what but I had trouble getting back to my sewing room. I tried to make a cover for my Nook but decided to go the glue route instead of sewing it. WRONG CHOICE! I used the tutorial here, but it did not go well. Not because of her tutorial; because hot glue and I do not play well together. I have a tendency not to move as quickly as I should and it dries before I get the fabric down. Then I end up with lumps. Not good. So I just threw the whole idea out the window and bought one. Not that I don't love it. It is green, you know!
Now Christmas is coming up. I keep thinking I should be making things for Christmas, but my motivation was just waning. I finally got in the sewing room and started working on the back of my Embroidery 101 quilt. It's getting there.

I've also been saving my selvages. There is a lady in our quilting guild who makes things from them but I'm interested in seeing what I can come up with.
And remember the owl pillowcases for my daughter's birthday party? I found the fabric in fleece at Hobby Lobby so I'm making one of the girl's a fleece blanket to match. Her birthday is the second week in December and her mother is one of my dearest and sweetest friends.
I decided to go with green for the back of the blanket because owls I thought were red on the cotton fabric don't look so red on the fleece. The fuzzines kind of muted them a bit. When I looked back at the cotton on the pillowcases, they don't really look red but they don't really look pink. Kind of one of those Netherworld colors that exists out there in fabric land. So I decided to go with green. Not because I like it or anything.
So I am working on projects, I'm just not making much progress!


Linz said...

I love the green with those cute owls! How fun!!

I am glad you are getting your steam back. I think we all go through moments of not wanting to look at the sewing machine for a few days. And it's okay! Now... back to work! :)

Allegory said...

My Nook *totally* has a store bought green cover too :)

Glad you're getting some momentum back.

Just Carol said...

I love the owls with the green!

Michele said...

I like the green. And yes I'd lvoe to get to my studio a lot more but kids, house and work are always calling.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Glad to hear you found your sewing mojo again!

The Thompsons said...

I think we all go through those phases. If we were go, go, go ALL the time we'd kill ourselves. It's always good to step back and recharge. PS- the glue gun and I are not friends either.