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


  1. I know exactly what you mean about having your husband home! When Tony is home, my routine goes out the window. Big uproar at our house lately, he went from working nghts (2:30-10:30pm) to overnights (10:30pm-6:30am). What a transition! Sheesh! Cute wallhanging/tablerunner!

  2. BTW, your train drawing is GORGEOUS! I wish I could draw like that!!

  3. So glad you finally got an anniversary date out. But that's not what I want to talk have a great talent Misty. You get yourself inspired and draw more, more, more. Just love the about old barns. But, you are right, quilts can be useful as well as pieces of art. Love yours.

  4. I love the train drawing! It's been years since I've drawn anything at all. It's another thing on my "Things to do... one day!" list! For the moment though, I'm enjoying the things I can do today. Life will be quiet enough for drawing soon enough.