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Sewing for Baby!

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This past week I was sewing for Baby... My daughter in law's sister had a baby girl in March.

It was fun to go back to sewing for a new baby. I was invited to her shower so I made some crib sheets and a Baby cuddly bear.


I used the matching blanket to wrap the gift which my daughter contributed to as a joint gift. A baby bear cuddly blankie was made with zebra striped flannel and minkie. 
Now I need to get back at it for our first grandchild due in July. More sheets and blankies to come!

I am linking up to the needleandthreadnetwork for my WIP Wednesday although I was ahead this time and this is a finish!

Jo

WIP Wednesday and Printing on Fabric

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Last week I organized my paper load...

I do have a piece I am working on but I am waiting a bit to post the pictures.

Not sewing related but prepping for sewing I explored printing on fabrics with my printer. This was for my monthly group working on the book Fabric Embellishing The Basics and Beyond by Liz Kettle etc.

What fun I had! Here are a few pictures of what I printed. Now I have to think of how to use them in my work.



Organizing Paper Part 2

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Organizing the chaos took longer than I thought... Doesn't it always!



Organizing.... Paper.

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Are you ever like me? Do you find articles you want to read and save them? Do you save to computer hard drive? or do you print them out? or do you do both? 

I have a fear of not being to find everything.  I save the articles on my hard drive and I print them out. I have a pretty economical printer and paper is realitively cheap. So my problem is not so much of not saving it is finding. 

My main problem is I create systems to file stuff and I have years of stuff. I forget or can't find the stuff. So I reprint or look for new things. As part of my new year starting this month I have been contemplating stuff and how it makes me feel. 

I love stuff! I love my stuff! I love buying stuff! I love learning about the newest stuff! I lose stuff! I hate stuff! I feel guilty about stuff! I hate the mess the stuff makes! I hate how the mess the stuff makes and how anxious it makes me. 

That is a lot of feelings on stuff. 

I am working on my stuff and how it makes me feel. 

So I am taking it one stuf…

Rant, Rant, Rant....or maybe a mini melt down....

I try not to rant... but sometimes it is a way to let off steam. 😩

I officially want a redo... a restart, a jumpstart or something that can change the direction of me!

I thought 2017 would be that start but now it is March and the to do list I made in early January is lost. The goal list is lost and I look for things and can not find them.  2016 was a year of minor and major up sets in my family and with those I love. 😭 Care giving and support was the theme.

I did accomplish a finish but it has to remain a secret until I can reveal it . So while that is a big Win in the finish area it can't be public....

How do you reboot? Change paths? Shed the sad? Support with out running down? Just move on...?

The Fabrigos meeting yesterday was a good start. What a good group of friends who all have had their own challenges in the past year or so or even closer. I treasure that group!

Looking for change and energy.

March is going to be my January!

Jo😸

Caught my breath!

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It has been one busy fall. I needed to take off my quilter cap and put on my caregiving cap.
While I manage to keep up with commitments on a day to day basis I could not keep up with every thing. People I loved needed more of my time. And it is an honour and a privilege to give.

Enough said.

2017 what does it mean to give ... well after a week or so in I know it is going to have lots of change in store.

Postitive Change!

Exciting Change!

Scary Change!

While I have chosen my word of Balance , I am kind of viewing it as a kind of Tetter totter word.


My world has never been totally balance. I have a love hate relationship with change and excitement. 
But I am trying to do is change my thinking patterns to a more positive approach. 
I tend towards the dramatic. An all or nothing approach. Or actually I am a great starter and beginner but I kind of lose interest quickly. 

So what have I planned for 2017?  Small goals for bigger projects.  Eating better More reading! And not feeling guilty…

Absence.....

2016
I am still trying to mull though this past year. So many things in my personal life have occurred that once again I feel at a loss.
Blogs are to me to be inspirational. Mark your mile stones. Entertain. Teach. Share.
I am at odds of what I want to do, what I can do and what I should do.
January is going to be a month to regroup. Make plans. Take care of myself. Figure things out.
Until I have got that sorted I will hibernate.....

It is my hope that 2017 will be a year of peace.

My word for the year is balance. Until I can find some I don't think I can be the blog person I want to be.

May your 2017 be a year of balance for you too!

Jo