I found it! My sewing mojo!
It has been coming and going since my grandma's death. This week I talked to the building inspector to discuss getting a demolition permit to take down her house. Things are happening at the farm, too. Fence rows being cleared and new fences going up. And I manage it all from hundreds of miles away.
So, there were days when I needed to just "be." And sitting at the sewing machine didn't fill the void. Even our retreat didn't really do the trick. What really did it was this past Sunday. After sewing all day at Charla's house on Saturday, I wanted to keep going. Finally, I got an entire afternoon just to sew in my own space and watch some Netflix and listen to Pandora. I've done time at the machine each day this week, except yesterday which was unusually busy. I can't tell you the last time that that happened.
The other corner relates to my quilting. That is something that began at retreat. I finally picked up an old Marti Michel BOM.
It's a UFO because the setting kit includes pieced sashing and cornerstones. After working on 12.5" blocks that had up to 52 pieces, I was not interested in spending tons of time piecing the setting kit.
It just seemed like such a daunting task!
I always wondered how quilters could get such large quilts with small pieces together in so little time. Now I get it - you cut and cut and cut, then you sew and sew and sew, and it all comes together. It obviously doesn't come together in a day but it doesn't take months and months and months unless you stop working on it.
This week I've been working on another UFO. I need 35 twelve inch Jacob's Ladder blocks for a quilt that I sketched out on graph paper about 5.5 years ago, while we were finishing our basement. I made about 10 blocks. Then the stripes got the better of me and I just put it away, let other projects take priority. This is what I've been working on all week.
I cut all the stripe triangles and have been chain sewing like crazy.
See what other have been doing this week - check out the Whoop Whoop's! Oh - and Sarah has a giveaway for you, too!