You don't even have to say it.
I've been negligent.
I kinda lost my sew-jo/mo-jo this winter. Maybe it was the cold. Maybe this disgusting winter made me curl up on my couch under a blanket and will it and implore it to be July....or just 30 degrees. Or just 20. Hell, I think I would have settled for 12. Maybe there seemed to be a lot more mentally exhausting things going on at work. Maybe I was working on learning a new skill. Maybe something sad and unexpected happened. Heck, maybe it was all of it. But somewhere, as a result, I wasn't sewing. I wasn't even thinking about sewing. I wasn't lusting after fabric in the same way I usually do. In fact, I wasn't even reading the blogs I usually read. Weird.
I'm pretty sure this was the last thing I was working on. I think it might have been at the end of January. It's the chunk-of-the-month with the guild. I think it's starting to look visually interesting. Well...not visually interesting enough to blog about or anything....(should I stop being sarcastic with myself?) but, still. I'm now officially two months behind on this.
|I was playing with this on the floor of a mini-retreat hosted by our guild - it makes a good work space.|
|I have, at this point, made three of these dish cloths and a delightful, soft, cowl which I have no pictures of so I will show you later.|
At the beginning of February I was feeling pretty smug about having SCADS of time to make my BFF's brand new competition suit. Then...well...you know...life happened and all of a sudden I had one week left to cut, sew, and bejewel the thing before my March 9th deadline. Ugh. Nothing like a little stress to get a person motivated. Have I ever mentioned to you how I'm not a person who lives for the last minute?!? Needless to say, I cut out all my pieces on Saturday, sewed the whole mama-jama on Sunday and placed about 700 individual crystals on it in about 10 hours.
|Here she is modelling the thing as soon as I finished it at 1 a.m., the night before I was supposed to leave on vacation. It turned out not too shabby if I do say so myself.|
|Only about the cutest thing ever, right?|
And, in a sure sign of spring and an end to my winter no-sew blahs, this arrived this week:
|Delicious fat-quarter bundle of Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelets.|
|Even better!!!! Delicious fat-quarter bundle of NEW tone-on-tone Pearl Bracelets! So pretty!|
Now, I gotta go dust off my sewing machine. It's time to work my kinks out.