This long absence was not planned, but somehow it just had to take place.
I got sidetracked.
I felt “empty”.
I needed time for myself, for my thoughts, time to organize the chaos in my mind and in my sewing room. I needed to breathe. The break was necessary. It is like a car that runs out of fuel and can’t go on. But it is still on the road and as soon as the tank is full, you know you can continue the journey. This time I really needed time to re-tank and now I’m slowly coming back.
I thank once more for the encouraging words, they were really appreciated and they helped me, too. And I was touched again by these lovely friends that sent me gifts and cards, you girls are so loving and caring.
The wonderful lavender sachets from sweet Melanie. They smell so good, so calming. She always find the right words!
A sweet card and a delicious tea bag from the friendly Stephanie, such a heartwarming gift!
Pretty knitted potholder, dishcloth and a pattern from Ulla, a very caring friend, who is always there to cheer you up.
To all of you!!!!
To find my way back to quilting I decided it would be better to finish some of my projects, I guess because I need the feeling of having something accomplished in my hands rather than planning something new. Then, the next decision was, what should I work on?
Remember the quilt with reds, pinks and blues I started last year for Christina? The time is there to get it done. I sorted out the blocks:
It looks like some blocks are missing….
Better take a look at my scrap bags and finally say hi to the sewing machine.
That’s how I got so far:
The blocks are all in different sizes, what makes it difficult to find a way to sew them together. A solution was to sew borders and square them up to 9 1/2” X 9 1/2”. I’m pleased with it!
A little break to sew a gift for one of my friend’s birthday. Actually, the time I needed to sew this pincushion would have been enough to bake a real cake!!! But, that was something she still did not have and she was very happy!! And me too!
And talking about pincushion…
On my last post I showed pictures of the pincushion I sent to my partner Jillian in Canada, she got it on time and she liked it! But I had no luck with this swap, I never got a pincushion…I waited and waited, but nothing came with the mail…I know that this can happen, but it is sad.
I saw these “tearrific” fabrics and, what else?
I bought them!
Now I’m going to visit my blogging friends!
I wish you a lovely and very creative week!