Wednesday, 19 June 2013

June Sewing, Or, Why Can't I Get Anything Done?

I have been sewing a lot this month. I mean, by my standards, ie, hardly at all. But nothing is moving forward in any grand way, and this is bothering me.

I don't feel the need to set goals, or create deadlines, or anything like that. This is not about time management. It's simply about time, and how there isn't enough of it. Remember being about 10 years old and not having enough to do? Sounding good right around now...

First off, I decided my logs needed some geese.


Magpie Geese on a log
 
Ha ha! Doncha just love Google?!

But seriously, folks...


Got about... erm... a lot more to make of these, and plan to get a bit more colourful and maybe even improv-y, if I can figure out how.

Then a little movement on my house:


The ribbon trim and the chairs, in case you were wondering.

I am also hand-stitching a chair onto the sunny side of the house, and at the rate it's going, should be finished right around 2014. If the stars align.

And a couple of zippies, because they make me happy. One is a gift for a colleague - I just love the contrast in fabrics.



The other I just had to make to prove that I could. It's the Pomegranate Quilts Zippy Bag. I think I'm in lurve.



Here's to a fruitful few weeks where great strides will be made! Barriers will be broken! Creativity will soar! Okay? Got it?


Linking up with Live a Colorful Life and Crazy Mom Quilts - go check 'em out!

*Goosey photo credit to AD Trounson of the Australia Museum.





12 comments:

audrey said...

You can do it! Great looking geese with your log cabin block. Check out some Gwen Marston books for the improv. method if you're interested. She's the greatest at making it easy.

Liz said...

If you find those productive weeks, feel free to throw one my way. I think it must be limbo June because I have serious quilters block! I love the little house btw. Too cute.

Deborah said...

I think its that summer feeling - I am lacking in creativity too. Little projects are great - I love both your zippy pouches :-)

Archie the wonder dog said...

If it makes you feel any better you're doing more than I am...

Kelly Young said...

I think your improv looks great. I've only done it once, but I felt like I was bumbling through it the whole time. And that zippy pouch is so cute! You should link up at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Linda in Calif. said...

Hahaha - Geese on your logs! Love the joke. The fabric geese are going to make your wonkly logs look wonderful!!!

Diann Little Penguin Quilts said...

I made my first zippy pouch just today! I can definitely see more of those in my future. Yours are great!

Becca said...

Zippy pouches are so addictive... and cute! :-)

ANudge said...

Looks like you got some things done, girl. Love your projects and the pouches.

Julie said...

I totally know what you mean! I recently went to an all day sewing day and only made one thing. It felt like I wasted my whole day but I'm glad I did it. I love the pouches especially that zipper contrasting!

hydeeannsews said...

i love the little touches on the house: door, row of chairs, the ruffly curtian! and i think you've done a very nice job on fabric pairing for the pouches. i'm glad to see someone in a good sewing groove!

Janine said...

Your projects are all looking great! I especially like your pouches. And I agree about the time - where does it go?