I’ve been missing a month or so…

December is a busy month for most people I hear.  Nothing new there.  For us it was extremely busy and challenging financially.  Our businesses is having a downturn and we’ve had to lay off a staff member and cut the hours for the other, however, the workload is just the same, if not busier.  This has meant we’ve had to put in 7 days a week, juggling the finances, running two farms, three kids on school holidays and probably a thousand other things.  I can’t say it has been fun and still is not fun, I’m just hoping the worst is behind us, but as usual, there are no guarantees.  At times I feel like a mouse in a spinning wheel, just running to stand still.  I had decided 2017 was going to be the new, fresh start, where everything would magically just fall into place.  I. WAS. WRONG.  2017 started with some really sad events that I just can’t go into.  As January 2017 comes to an end, I just hope we can move forward, take a deep breath, remembering this is life. Real life, where some ordinary shit happens and you just have to pick yourself up and march on.

Strangely enough I have managed to do some sewing.  Only very early in the mornings, between 05-07am.  Me, sneaking into my sewing room, still half asleep, with my huge cup of coffee, listening to French music (that I am so addicted to these days) and sewing away. Whist doing that, none of my other problems and sadness can touch me.  I go into another world, one stitch at a time.

I finished a quilt that I started a long time ago.  It was my very first scrap Log Cabin quilt.  I love it so much, as it has so many different fabrics in it, from so many projects.  Looking at them, remembering what I made, who for, etc is a nice little memory quilt which I will keep for myself.

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I also started on another baby quilt.  Midway through I decided I would make it a single bed size as my daughter Mia fancied the fabrics featuring dogs and horses.  I only had half a yard of this old fabric by one of my favourite designers, Heather Ross.  This one was from her old collection Mysterious Bugs and other creatures – Dogs on Yellow.  I became curious if anyone else in the world was still selling this old print and found someone on Etsy selling it for $60 per yard.  Good on them.  I get it.  Some of these old fabrics are like gold to us sewers.  I have set myself a goal that no fabrics of mine are off limit.  What I mean by that is that some fabrics I just love a little too much. So much so that I can’t bring myself to cut them.  I seem to have overcome this and I find I’m loving using these old prints, that are no longer available, that I could sell for a small fortune, but I wont.  They are there to be used by me and just enjoy the process.  I cannot sew with fabrics I don’t like.  It’s just not me.  So here is the quilt I finished last week for Mia.

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5 thoughts on “I’ve been missing a month or so…

  1. Love the quilt with the backdrop of the Sun coming up, I’m assuming since you say you’re up early and so cute of your daughter with the water backdrop. I need to sew. Our January has been not that great, but normal for us. haha Retirement, I love, but we could have planned better.
    My son and DIL gave me a gift card to a local fabric store….now I’ve just got to decide how I want to use it and get sewing. I purchased some design foots for my sewing machine last winter, and haven’t even used them yet. I have a stockpile of fabric I’d purchased with things in mind, but long ago forgot what project. I do sew and sell things on Etsy once in a while.
    Will keep prayers and good thoughts that things smooth out for your family.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles on Blogger and Peabea’s Photography Patch on wordpress

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