Sunday, July 31, 2011

I'm acting very irresponsibly in my sewing room, working on about five different projects for ten minutes at a time, and then being distracted and wanting to start even more ideas. I can't seem to stay focused at all, and my only consolation is that everything's gradually inching toward the finish line. But there's no one completed quilt to point to, yet.

I applaud Bonnie for deciding to stick with one thing and see it through, and even though I've given myself a stern talking to I'm still flitting here and there as the fancy takes me. I'm quite capable of making myself sew for hours on a less than favourite project, just to see it done, and some of my old UFO's have been conquered this way. But when I'm in this mood I get to a certain point and then feel almost nauseated at the thought of one more seam-ugh!

So the only thing to do is chop and change and not let myself get sick of anything, and after a while I'm able to carry one top through to completion.

I think this one will be put together first, I've got half the rows sewn together, and the rest will go together quickly. It's not as big as I thought it was going to be, but I'm happy with it, and I think it will have a border instead of the extra rows I was planning on.

I call it Woven geese, I don't know if it has a proper name.It's been a lovely pattern to sew,only two fabrics per block, great for scraps, it presses nicely and the rows all nest together, what's not to like?

These Feathered Square blocks are so very nearly a top, but this is one that I had to bribe myself to touch. I did bits here and there and walked off and left it many times in the course of the week it was on the design wall. There are only four main seams left to do, so I know that one evening's sewing will see it done. I have no ideas about borders, but I'm happy to let it sit and stew once it's in one piece. Another very old UFO inching closer to the bed instead of the cupboard...

I returned to these little spinning rails as Leader Enders and after a while I had a niggly feeling that something wasn't quite right. I went and checked the pile of completed blocks and yep! the new ones are spinning in the wrong direction. Sigh. These will have to go on the back or be corners in the borders or something, I'm not pulling them apart.
Last week we went to Wirraberra Forest with Matt and the dogs for a five kilometre hike and Pippi was beside herself with excitement. She and Dolly ran and ran, up hill and down, plunging through the long grass and following exciting trails through the trees. They waded through the creek and raced up the bank and down to cross it again. However it's much deeper and wider in this spot and there was no time to judge the take-off. Pippi gave a mighty leap, but it didn't end well and she landed smack in the middle, absolutely saturated. But it didn't slow her down and she floundered through ready to go again. Dolly was more sensible and splashed her way across without going under, as my silly dog did.


Anne July 31, 2011  

Wow, Mereth, I thought I was the only one with a short attention span these days. Thank goodness there are many different projects to work on - at any given time, at least one is calling! The flying geese look fabulous!

sewprimitive karen July 31, 2011  

You are seized by your creative forces lol! What a great name, the Woven Geese. Am looking forward to seeing more of the Feathered Square blocks. The dogs look SO happy. You take good care of them, giving them all that lovely exercise.

pdudgeon July 31, 2011  

love how all the blocks are comming right along. the dog story made me laugh. that must have been so much fun for them to be able to run free and chase after each other. they certainly have a wonderful life.
hope your Winter is going alright. we're burning up in the Summer heat with another hot month to look forward to yet.
And yes, i finished my crossing blocks, finally! now it's on to the flying geese. and when i get those finished i'll start assembling the rows.
hoping for many more productive days for you and lots of happy splashing for pippi and dolly.

Kathi August 06, 2011  

Great photo of Pippi's mighty leap!

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