Saturday, February 10, 2018

Lost my sewjo

i really struggled this week to do a thing. Guess that comes from migraines, fibro flares & a spine than need adjustment. I did do hand work yes but even that was an effort. I was hoping to get back to the machine next week but we are in for  heatwave.

I finished Santa off & moved onto the 3rd design in the little hangings
then i redid the little stitcheries from the Christmas hearts that i stuffed up with the cutting measurements.
Caught up on this months stitcheries for the stitchalong of Ruth's Dream quilt. I counted up how many i've done & i seem to be behind to where i should be but i'm not worried after all it's a slow stitchalong. :)
I wish my thread showed up better but being a pale pink/green it doesn't photograph to well no matter what i try.

Wednesday i think it was i had a brilliant idea, Yes i do have those occasionally but they are few & far between. :) I've been collecting pins/badges & planned to make a hanging for them but being busy trying to get UFO's done i don't want to start a really big project yet. I had a hanging my friend made me many years ago that would be great to put my collection on for. It was like a treasure hunt looking for the hanging. I found things i'd forgotten i'd made. :)
My hanging with the badges/pins i've collected. I've another 3 pins coming in the mail & i forgot to add my other cat ones. During my search I did drag out a small ufo to add the applique to. It has been sitting there over 10 years now. Just the 2  rows & it would've been done.

After that i've just been adding coffins to my quilt.
I finished adding coffins to the top row, added another to the left side & then have started another row on the left side. I counted how many coffins across & i'm up to 17. Just need to add 13 more along the bottom & it will be big enough for a queen bed. I did some calculations & i think i need about 20 more coffins to add to t he 1000 made so it's about 30 coffins wide & 34 coffins long. I'm hoping that gives me good width & length to cover a queen sized bed. Plus there is side border to add to it's a rectangle shaped quilt.

Happy Stitching,

11 comments:

Helen said...

It is hard when you lose the old mojo.....maybe you need to do some circles hehehehe...your projects are looking great. Hope you feel better soon.

I am said...

Hi Jeanette hope you are feeling better soon and i hope your mojo doesnt take too long to come back to you,you have been doing some amazing work my friend,so well done.
That is a great idea to use your hanging for your badges they look good hanging on there,take care my friend xx

Julie said...

Have been feeling a bit like you Jeanette & thought I had lost my sewing mojo this week too! We have good rain today & I feel like getting back in the sewing room. Seems to me you have still achieved heaps... love all your creations.

Anthea said...

Oh Jeanette you poor darling; migraines & a heat wave... not good.
Storing your pins on that sweet little hanging is such a good idea... you can now enjoy both the pins & the hanging together!

marina said...

You still managed quite a bit....hope you keep those migraines and ailments at bay...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fabulous achievements,,,,take care ❤️

Karen S said...

Hope you bounce back quickly and mange to get through the heatwave.
Your redwork stitching looks great. Love the way you have found the hanging to display your badges.
It is surprising what we find when we hunt through old projects. Hopefully nice surprises.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Wait - you did all that during migraines and a fibro flare??? I had a flare this last week myself and didn't take a stitch! I'm so impressed. Love all your stitcheries and that darling quilt for the pins!!!

Fiona said...

hope you feel lots better this wee though this heat is so draining.... you got some lovely stitching done...
Hugz

Sarah said...

Great coffin quilt! I've had coffin papers for years because they matched an old pair of glasses but I never could decide on a design to use them with. I'll have to file your quilt away in my brain somewhere. :)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Migraines are so nasty.. hope you are doing better now.. you still worked on a lot of lovely projects.. xx