I’ve been sewing like a woman possessed! Billy and I have been working in total harmony and sewing up a storm, which I was going to tease you with on Julie’s sew, stitch, snap, share – but I’ve missed the link up!!
Never mind, I’ll still share it with you. I must have been getting a bit frazzled yesterday as I kept “losing” pieces; one on the bed in the room where the design wall is, blending in quite well with the quilt on the bed; another left on the ironing board – duh! and one half-square triangle that remained so elusive I had to re-cut and re-make it – grrrr. I had been folding fabric and keeping it neat as I went, but as I was making fill-ins today, my table looks a little like this. After nearly a week of planning, drafting, cutting, calculating and stitching, last seam sewn and pressed and a showing of the finished article to The Golfer, who was very impressed, all the verve that had kept me going just drained away. I halfheartedly started sorting these fabrics and that pesky half-square triangle showed up! The nerve of it!
And what am I making? Well I can’t actually show you just yet, but there are eyes in it!Check out what others are making here.
(a creatively exhausted)Meredithe x
I think the last of our temperate Autumn days are at an end. It was freezing on Friday and we were deluged with much needed rain. Since then there’s been cold winds and its been quite cool, despite some sunshine. Lots of leaves have fallen leaving just a few stragglers and lots of bare branches.I knew there was a good reason (apart from sheer laziness) in leaving the dead stalks of these plants in the pot – yep self sewn!and one has fallen into the neighbouring pot and even has the beginnings of a flower or two(it’d be nice if I could remember what they’re called!)
There are four spikes on the orchids too at present; can you see them all?I do like that our gardens in the southern hemisphere are constantly changing despite the season.
Totally addicted to crochet at the moment, but trying to do a bit of sewing too. So pleased with how my cosy stripe is coming along – please note I’m being a good girl and sewing the ends in after each section (halo!!)Loving // this cooler weather and very grateful for the recent rain
Eating // trying to stick to a diet devoid of sugar and limiting carbs (for tummy health)
Drinking // herbal tea
Feeling // frustrated by my sewing room – a cleanup is on the cards soon (again!!)
Making // too many things at the moment, with bits of everything on the go; hand piecing, hand quilting, embroidery, crochet, knitting
Thinking // about which pattern to use for my next sock challenge after receiving a parcel of Sarah’s latest yarn
Dreaming // of cold and rainy afternoons, snug inside with hand quilting to do
Joining in with Sarah for Here and Now. What are you up to? Click on the link to see what other are up to too.