It's been almost a month since I've blogged. Just after my last post, I'd pretty much made up my mind that I was through. I was feeling pressured with quilting, 15 Minute Challenge, Wordless Wednesday, Zentangle, Foto Finish, 501 Project, artist trading cards, crochet, knit and counted cross stitch. I was mostly working on projects just to have something to blog about. So I put away my sewing machine and all my sewing supplies and settled in to trying mixed media art. For a few days, I made beads, created an art journal and proceeded to paint or draw every day. But it just wasn't bringing me the satisfaction I needed. I put that away too.
By this time, I was having severe withdrawal from not sewing or blogging but I still wasn't ready to resume. I worked on knitting socks and crocheting afghans but that wasn't doing it either.
So here I am. Back to sewing and blogging. We'll see how much of the other 'stuff' I'm going to do. I have a really difficult time remembering that moderation is the key.
For my first sewing activity back, I've spent a little time working with some of my scraps. A couple of months ago, I separated out most of the browns, greens, tans and maroons. They don't begin to touch the number of scraps I have. I've always had a difficult time deciding what size scraps to keep so I've kept them all. I've made some scrap fabric blocks but they're a lot of work with little return. So now I've decided to keep only those pieces that are strips or can be sewn into strips. This is the progress I've made over the past two days.
I've made 12 blocks total so far but as you can see I have plenty of strips to go. It feels good to do some 'mindless' sewing.
Hope you have a good day.