Monday, September 12, 2011

UFO plan

Sooo I decided I had plenty of UFO's hanging around, and I really should get some of them knocked out. So that was my plan. Only UFO's until i finished them. (yah right)
So I started working on this one. It really didn't light my fire to begin with, even though I do love the Hoot fabric... it just wasn't speaking to me.  But I trodded along. It seemed to be taking forever.
And next on my list was to quilt two of the quilts that have been waiting in the wings for over a year.

 Embarassingly, that plan only lasted about two days!
So... a side note...
I have been in and out of doctor's offices, and the hospital all month. Some scary things have been going on, and they're trying to figure it out. Needless to say, I'm trying to stay positive, trying to remember that fear is not of the Lord, and that HE is the ultimate master physician! In the meantime my creative mojo has been at an all time low - right when I need it the most to help keep me sane through all the medical issues! So I have been looking thru a lot of quilting magazines, flikr pics, blogs, you name it. Trying to find something - ANYTHING to spark inspiration!  So the other day, I had to go downtown to see the cardiologist, and there is this awesome little quilt/craft shop only about 3 miles away from the doctors! Figured since I was downtown anyway.... I might as well stop in and see if anything would motivate me!

And i'm really not all that fond of jewel tones.
Really. So very rarely!! (Although turquoise has surprisingly become one of my favorites this last year!) I am learning. LOL  I am growing, and trying to stay open minded :) 
Well... when I saw this new line by Sandi Henderson, and some of the new heirloom pieces from Joel Dewberry, something clicked!

 That blue floral below is the piece that started it all!  Go figure!
 And then the navys.  And the raspberries.  Yah. I had an inspirational moment!
Added in some lime green sussex linen, a few older pieces from my stash. And ran home with a few new yards of some of the yummiest fabrics! Drew out a quick/simple/backtobasics layout... thinking bohemian... rich jewel tones... embracing my "inner Darma"  as my friends and I say... (Darma and Greg... hippie... free spirit... let the universe direct your path... bright.. cheery.. etc mentality. VERY HARD for me to do! But she's in there!! lol)
And since it was simple sewing, I invited Calli to sew with me!  :) 
She wasn't all that into it. LOL  She would sew a line and take a break.  Sew two pieces together... and have to take a break.  hahaha!  But we still had fun!
I got 18 of the 30 blocks pieced, pressed and squared up.
It's coming together very quickly, and it's making me smile! Mostly because it is sooooo NOT ME!! Hilarious how that happens sometimes!
Hoping to sew on it a bit today after making yet another trek downtown to the doctor's.

Maybe after I get this out of my system and get remotivated, i will be able to go back to my plan of finishing up those UFO's! :D
Think that will actually happen??


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hope you're okay!!! You're on my prayer list ~ think healthy thoughts for yourself ~ and quilt your cares away!!

Julia said...
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Julia said...

Hi Bren, first of all I'm sorry that you are having health concerns and I hope that all this will be sorted out real quick. I'm aware that not knowing what is wrong is compounding the problem.

It's amazing how color acts on our psyche. Thank God for colors. Good luck with finishing some of your UFOs. I've got plenty of them too, lol...

I hope that you feel better soon. JB

WoolenSails said...

I find it hard to finish big projects right now, so I work on small things and it is nice to have something finished and the UFO's can be done someday;) I hope they find out what is wrong with you, not fun being sick and not knowing and being able to treat it.


Woolly Lott Rugs said...

Hi Bren,
Hope you're ok. I know well what it's like with medical issues every other minute. No fun.....hang in there and know my prayers are with you. Hope you feel better fast or at least find out what the heck is going on. You've had some serious things in the past so you need to always be super careful.

Take care!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Bren ~
Prayers and hugs coming your way. I hope they figure out what is wrong. No fun being sick and the stress of not knowing doesn't help either.

Joanne said...

Oh Bren - so sorry you aren't feeling right! And after going thru everything with Calli -and the other troubles - you just don't need this! Hang in there! HOpeing you find answers and relief soon! You crack me up with your "I don't do blue" - but then...... lol