Thursday, May 21, 2015

a lazy week

I just haven't felt like myself or been in the mood to do anything but work on the string baby quilt I'm making.  Yesterday, I finally went to my studio and puttered around -- but after a couple of hours, came home. I have been reading.

Finally, today, I was forced into doing something creative.  I've been working on this little piece all afternoon, and amazingly, it has come together.  All done but the edges.  Hooray!  I have had these units sitting around for four or five years and have had them on-and-off the wall a dozen times.  I was trying to make a bigger piece that did not want to be bigger than 8-½" x 11". Ha!  Done.  The orientation will be up to the future owner.

Has this encouraged me or motivated me to do more small pieces? Hmmm...maybe.  It's a start, anyway.

The NJ weather has been depressing. If this were February, it would be a heat wave; if it were October, it would be lovely and mild.  But it's damn near June and it has been windy, in the low 60's, and cloudy/drizzly. BLEH!  Memorial day is forecast to be more of same, which is a bummer because our condo's pool opens this weekend. (Not that I EVER go in the water, but it would be nice to sit in the nice weather and read or schmooze). Sigh...I won't even begin to tell you about the pollen "tsunami" that the papers are writing about.  I have not stopped sneezing and I wish I could blame it on fabric dust.

So now you know my whole story. Now, I have to go clean up the mess I made while I worked on the above piece. Aren't you glad you tuned in?

5 comments:

Gunilla.B said...

Nice to "see" you again Rayna. That little quilt inspire me! I haven´t been blogging since the NY reports, time to go for it!
Hugs!

Linda Hicks said...

You did it!...the quilt and described the weather.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Some days/weeks/months are like that. Weather has been cooler here, but thank goodness very little wind so far - fingers crossed that doesn't change! But we have high 70's forecast for next weekend, and I'm hoping to play in the yard some. Love your new piece, and I really must get my bins out and get to the therapy sewing soon... just seems like everything else cuts in line and takes up my time and energy instead...

Connie Rose said...

Our weather in coastal No. CA has been exactly like yours -- cloudy/drizzly, low 60s, gray, and definitely uninspiring of much other than reading! Hope you have a good weekend anyway. xoxo

Kaja said...

Always nice to tune in, whether it's to catch a new quilt or share your misery with the weather (our May is on a par with yours).