Thursday, March 31, 2016

Free form piecing

I've just realized that it's been a week since I posted. As usual, I've been busy, but haven't seemed to have accomplished much. My two priorities were getting the baby quilts in the mail which I did manage to get done.

Today, a rainy day, was perfect to stay home and get a few things done. I actually got my kitchen/dining room damp mopped-- an achievement the for me as it's often difficult to do. While it dried I spent time in the sewing studio.

I even made a list which I completely ignored! My mind has been like a butterfly lately, flitting from one thing to another. These are the projects lying on the sewing machine that's set up for free motion stitching and quilting.

I had good intentions the other day to finish a mug rug; however, when I ran out of bobbin thread, I stopped.

That was first on the list today. Something else was distracting me.

On Monday, we had a snowstorm that dumped about a foot of wet snow and disrupted our power from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM. I spent a few hours that day picking apart the pieces of the sun prints and choosing a slightly different arrangement.

That is what caught my attention today. I just had to start putting it back together.

I've got to get it done and call it quits before it drives me crazy. I get obsessed with moving things around.

It is on its way-- still missing a few strips and colors here and there.

After lunch, I made a batch of granola. I love the little bit of crunch on my yogurt or cottage cheese snacks.

Now that I've had my snack, I'm going to make a tea and relax with my feet up before supper. Not sure if I even have any energy left to knit on the latest socks.



Mystic Quilter said...

Sounds like you had a busy day! I get it that you have to get the best arrangement with a piece being worked on and not leave it until you're happy with it - I do the same!

Sandi said...

Love all thos stops with your sun prints. It is looking wonderful.

Sorry you had such a long power outage, but you used it well.

Have a lovely weekend.

Verna G said...

Do you think its the time of the year? I'm having great difficulty settling down to finish anything. I need warm weather!

Mereknits said...

You have been very busy Holly, no wonder you have no energy. Take good care of yourself,

Jo Ferguson said...

I'm loving how you're arranging the sun prints. The granola looks good too.

MILLY said...

I had an enjoyable visit this morning but was unable to leave a comment for some reason. You have lots of projects on the go and all of them must be keeping you busy. I am rather the same, flitting from sewing, to drawing and then some knitting. And always needing to complete several things.
I was interested to see your fabric sun prints, they are wonderful. I had a gift at Christmas of a paper and a fabric kit. The paper was fun to try. Will be very pleased if I can achieve nice fabric results to sew with.
Hope spring is with you soon bringing warmer days and lots more inspiration. Milly