Projects from Patchwork Please, and from Art Gallery Fabrics Creative Blog/Fat Quarter Gang
I don't know, and it doesn't matter which one it is. Just that when it comes, it's like swimming in molasses to get out. Hmm, or a fly on a sticky strip.
The treatment doesn't always help right away. It can take a while to get a good fit. Sometimes it takes more than a nice walk or a fantastic view, loving family, or beautiful fabrics to seep through the haze. However, I have a new treatment that makes me less sleepy, and less complacent, and the sun is shining again, so it's good I think. Best of all, I can enjoy what I really do enjoy, like this beautiful hazy day we had recently. Depressed, this view is nothing but gloom and doom. Feeling good, it is vibrating with possibility!
Thanks to everyone who's sent out a friendly hello now and then to see how I've been doing. That really means a lot to me. It's good to know you're not alone, and I really love the online quilting community for adding to my family in unexpected ways.
Back to business! I'm sewing again and I have a few things to show. I won't bombard you with photos, but there are a few neat things to see. One is the Patchwork Please book by Ayumi (Mills) Takahashi of Pink Penguin. I love this whole book! The projects are fun and they really invite you to use your stash and the tiniest of scraps in creative ways. That's heaven for this lady who used to follow lint in the sunlight as a child! (It looked like rainbows to me, really :)
I am quilting along in the Zakka Aong 2.0 that uses this book, organized and hosted by Lindsey from LR Stitched, and Debbie from A Quilter's Table. Last year's sew along was so fun I knew I'd take a second chance if it came again. I'm glad it did!
This week's project was Ayumi's Bell Pepper Coasters, and they were a blast to make. I love putting little bits of fabric together and these are seriously addictive. I made a whole pepper family, coasters and hotpads.
I even sewed up a pepper to go with my favorite cookbook, Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery. It's almost camouflaged, but I like that look sometimes. I just adore that kitchen print!
Yes, that's an Easter cactus bowing down over them. That's just how late spring came this year! I'm glad the sun is out again.
There have been more doings and sewings, but I'll save them for next time!
Lizzie in Sweden