I enjoy collecting antique quilts and making reproductions of them both big and small. I've made a few baskets and I'd like to make more. I dabble in knitting and would love to learn rug hooking, but it's hard to find time to do it all. I work in higher education and I love my job. However, I do spend a lot of time dreaming about quilts.
Get it? Perils of Paus-ing...Perils of Pauline? Sorry, I could not get that old movie title out of my head ever since I thought about titling this post "the perils of pausing." Okay, it's out of my system now so I can show you the real perils of pausing. Caution: graphic image of totally destroyed sewing space.
Every time I go into my sewing room and look at this mess I feel very much like our poor heroine ham-strung and tied to the train tracks. This isn't one of those creative messes that result from a frenzy of sewing productive-ness. No, this is the stifled result of too many projects in too little space with too little time and too little energy to clean it and organize it. I literally cannot get to my machine right now...so I keep hand sewing.
Which, as it turns out is pretty satisfying. This past weekend I finished TWO of my Flower Garden blocks. I would like to be cutting up the scraps into 1-1/2" pieces to use for the sashing in this quilt but, well, you've seen my cutting table.
And...I am still piecing little houses and Lemoyne star blocks. I also think I found the background fabric for my stars but that's another post and a whole bunch more indecision. It's also another big piece of fabric piled on my chair looking for storage space. My problem now is I've sewn together all the pieces I prepped ages ago and I don't have anything left that's ready for hand sewing. I need the cutting table. And more boxes. Wish me luck.