Monday, February 9, 2009

Too Bogged Down to Blog.

Hello everyone,

Just letting you all know that I am still here. I have been swamped lately with life! lol Just events, church stuff, favors for people, a messed up schedule due to hubby being home in the day and gone in the evening, graphic design jobs, and a huge re-organizing/spring cleaning project in my house! Our quilt guild meeting was last week and I didn't even get to go because Hubby was at work and couldn't babysit. Bummer! But other than that things are going good.

I plan on doing my 7 strips for last week and this week sometime soon. Also, I may be able to get my white fabric soon so I can starte on my black and white challenge.
More news later. Take care!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sewing verses Drawing?

Well, last week was crazy around here. Usually we have quiet days without much variation. Last week was a series of special events and today was no different since we finally managed to go out for our anniversary which was last Tuesday. Anyway, Hubby has been working in the evenings but home during the mornings through afternoon, which throws off my whole schedule. I know I could do things the same when he is here as when he is gone, but it never seems to work out that way. His presence just causes chaos! lol So not much sewing is getting done right now.

One night this week I put together this, which was going to be a table runner but may end up as a wall hanging. The point is to match the curtain I made for the dining room. I have more of this fabric which I will make into something else also, but haven't decided what yet. This fabric I am trying to use as a border here, well, I cut it while it was folded and of course the pattern didn't come out right and I need to redo it, but other than that, I like it.

I am already making use of that design door. Here you can see how it looks with the curtain...

Also, here is the train drawing I mentioned last week...

I haven't drawn anything this detailed in years and years. I really should do it again. I just can't seem to find a subject that inspires me. I used to be challenged just to prove myself and that was enough to fuel me to work hard. I don't really feel that need anymore. Quilts are so useful and they decorate my home. I appreciate their color and warmth in my space, I like giving them as gifts because even if they aren't appreciated as art, they will be used and possibly even kept and passed on to someone else someday. They just feel like a better use of my time. I wish I could convince myself of some reason to draw like that again.
Anyway, hope you all are having a good start to your week!
Happy Quilting