I’ve just had a lovely week off the day job, which was relaxing in some parts, and not so much in others! Thursday saw me hiking all over rural Stirlingshire taking photos up hill and down dale (one hill was super steep and kind of broke me for the next couple of days!) but since then I’ve been pottering about in my sewing area, pulling together a video, writing up magazine patterns and making a few blocks, while procrastinating on what I’d originally thought of making. As you do. This weekend I’ll need to get back to some work sewing for a bit, but I might potter a bit more with that project.
Finishes This Week:
These are the April blocks for the Rainbow BOM. They were excellent procraftination for the project that’s not quite going anywhere ;o) With only 1 month and 4 fabrics left in the block making stage, I’m kind of anxious to see how it all goes together
In Progress This Week:
So this is parts of the project I planned to make. I need a new laptop bag and also a new case for my Yogabook, which has been living in my old Samsung tablet case for over a year. My plan is to make a co-ordinating set now, but the laptop bag has been in the back of my mind for about 7 or 8 years ever since I saw a bag in an arty shop somewhere up the West End of Glasgow. Over the years I’ve gathered bits and pieces sporadically that I’ve thought would work in the bag, but I’ve never actually made it. I think pulling it all out and looking at it has helped, and I’ve now cut out all the pieces for both the laptop bag and the Yogabook case, but I’m a little paralysed on the decoration that I want to put on them in case I mess it up. Which is ridiculous, because I have acres of fabric, and nothing is irreplaceable, but it’s hard to make that first cut. I might get some done later. Maybe. Possibly.
To Be Worked On This Week:
- The next Quilt Now project(s)
- The laptop bag? Who knows!
Have a great week all!
“I’m a little paralysed… in case I mess it up. Which is ridiculous, because I have acres of fabric, and nothing is irreplaceable” – you have just perfectly summed up how I feel so often when I’m sewing. I know what I want it to look like in my mind, but the fear of not being able to actually recreate that in real life and “waste” my precious fabric so often stops me from trying, or makes me set it aside for “when I know what I’m doing”. Courage, my friend!!! We can do hard things.