Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Now What?????

I finally finished all my Fall Market work and when I finished I was relieved. Lots of repetitive piecing and quilting. Ugh!!! This time the work was exhausting and stressful and NO FUN!!!! I had to take a few days to just exist.


I feel rested and wondering "Now What?" I have been working on a wonderful stitchery project and I've completed 8 of 12 blocks. This one is "Ring in the New!" by Kathy Schmitz. I'm using DMC #310 and a Moda Marble that looks tea-dyed. Just a sweet project! :-)

My sewing room is a huge disaster - piles everywhere. I stand in the middle of room and can see the piles of fabric from several long ago finished projects. Ugh! I have no desire to sit at my sewing machine and work on a large project. The idea actually makes me sick to my stomach - this could be a little burnout from all the piecing I did for WORK! I've thought about going shopping to find a new project that might provide the needed inspiration but that doesn't sound like fun either. Sigh!

So, in answer to my Now What? question I think I'm going to attempt to clean up my sewing room and then I'm going to go shopping in my stash of long forgotten "had to have projects". I'm in the mood to do more handwork so a hand applique project is sounding very appealing.

If you're still stopping by to see what I'm doing - thank you! I appreciate your visits and comments! Come again and come often.

In Friendship!

26 comments:

Stina said...

Good luck on your mission!!! I had a go at my sewingroom today so I know what you are up to!! lol... :o)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I have issues with "have to do" projects. They are no fun. I try to stay away from them but sometimes you have to do things for people/etc. It is more fun to take inspiration and run with it. Have fun being "off"!

Carol said...

Take some time to breathe and relax...love your stitcheries...the black floss is so pretty against that MODA marble. BREATHE! Rest! Relax!

Sherri said...

Good luck...I know how you feel...and my sewing room is about getting to that point also. In just a short while I'm going to have to clean up my mess so I can have room to start new ones!

Hannies Annies said...

well just breathe...as you clean the sewing room up...one step at a time...I love the stitchery!!

Stephanie said...

I've missed you Darlene! I figured your were up to your eyeballs in projects for Market. Time to do something fun just for you!!!

Pat said...

Love your little stitcheries..so cute!

Wendy said...

Oh my look at you, the stitcheries are so CA...UTE. I have that pattern and never even got close to starting them. Do something just for you.

Vicky said...

Love the stitchery! Just take a few days to relax, and you'll be revitalized to begin anew!

yellowfarmhouse said...

I left my sewing room in a BIG mess and it will still be there when I get back from Houston next week. Hey I'm working on that stitchery project with the peeps. Were supposed to get one block done a month, we started in January and I'm on June, LOL. I did get a couple traced for the road trip down to Houston - maybe there's hope.

Hugs - Karen

Ginger Patches said...

Hey Big Sis!
Love those little stitchery's they are adorable! I haven't sat at my sewing machine in over a week, I've been feeling blah about it too! But I don't have your excuse...maybe I should try cleaning up...hopefully we'll both get our mojo back soon :)

Hanne said...

Lovely stitchery :-)

BusyLittleQuilter said...

I think once you get your sewing room in order you'll be inspired to start something new or have fun finishing some of those projects.

I love the stitcheries!

Amanda

Gina said...

Love the stitcheries.

Best of luck with the sewing room. I never feel like sewing when my room is a mess either.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Nan said...

I think "now what" should be whatever your heart desires! You've earned it, my friend! I'm glad you've finished all your "homework" - maybe life will go back to normal, whatever that is! LOL
Love the stitcheries - you do such nice work.

swooze said...

I stand in my sewing room and think about cleaning too. Then that feeling passes and I sit and sew! I must tidy in there soon though.

Knot Garden said...

Your stitchery is lovely, I especially like the bird and sunflower one.
When your sewing room is tidied up and you have order around you, you will feel newly energised!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

I just wanted to say you have a beautiful blog and plan to come back to it many times.

I am still new to the blogging world, but slowly getting my blog the way I want it. Feel free to stop by for a visit anytime!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Sølvi said...

You have done beautiful stitchery. I do look forward to se this quilt finished

Pam said...

That is a good idea to go "shopping in your stash" I'm sure that your stash has many amazing hidden treasures waiting to be found - just like mine! LOL

julieQ said...

I bet to figure out just what you want to work on next. I like your stitcheries! And my sewing room is a mess too...

Cheryl said...

Whewwwww!! Sit back a bit and put your feet up, you deserve it! OK, ready set go! Glad you got the thread :-)!

Er said...

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Great quilting blog!

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Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

I love this pattern. I have it too! I have it set aside to start "someday"... even bought the floss, fabric and muslin background. Just need the time :o)

Linda said...

Your stitcheries are wonderful Darlene. Once you've finished cleaning your sewing room, you want to come and do mine too??? Thanks for your get well wishes, today's the first day I feel anything like me.....lol...

Karen said...

You'll have that sewing room whipped into shape in no time. You will probably find some project (long forgotten) that moves your inspiration towards finishing it. Can't wait to see what you choose to work on.

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