Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A hive of inactivity.

That seems to be me at the moment, busy doing not very much.

I've got too many things a need to do and too many things I want to do. The result seems to be that I feel guilty if I do any fun sewing, so I don't do much of that.

And I have no motivation to get on with the things I should be getting on with. (All those chores that you have to do before you put your house up for sale, the ones that I've not felt the need to do in the last ten years, so why would I want to do them now?) so I'm not doing those either.

Result - paralysis, inertia, ennui, procrastination, distraction, dissembling. I'm busy doing all of those!

I have moved forward at a snails pace on some things;

My Rainbow circle is now bound and has a hanging sleeve, I'm just stitching down the binding. It should be wall-worthy in a week or so at my current pace.

I've also finished the piecing on this little top.

I planned it to be used as a car seat quilt for a new baby, just big enough to tuck around the car seat without having too much overhang. Most baby blankets are cot sized and that seems just a bit too big for carrying around with little one in those first few weeks.

I want to try and back it with Minky/fleece but I stalled when I couldn't find my spray baste. It's somewhere in the room that needs to be decorated. So instead of cleaning up and finding it, I've been out and bought another one.

I'm also playing with half-square triangles

Instead of actually getting on with the decorating/tidying/plug fixing/endless cleaning that I should be doing, I've realised a much better use of my time would be to sort thru my scraps and either organise or use them.

It's obvious really, because then they will be something usefull and decorative, like a cushion, that will enhance our home AND they won't be in a cupboard any more, so that counts as tidying. Win/win right?

So that's what I'm busy not doing - what about you?

Linking up with Lee's WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.



  1. That's quite a lot of projects for someone who claims not to be doing a lot and they're all beautiful!

  2. Such a beautiful rainbow quilt! I love it!

  3. Great projects! Totally agree about the car seat, I made my last baby a much smaller quilt and so much easier to carry around and just tuck in the sides! I like your attitude and justification for cushion making ;)

  4. Love the colours of those half-square triangles! And you are totally justified- the cushion will look so good no one will notice anything else (if you need a little enabling look no further)!

  5. loving all the rainbow colors!!

  6. I really love those economy blocks!

  7. Love rainbow quilts! That is a great idea about a car quilt - I have a young friend that will be a mom eventually, will have to remember!