Monday, October 18, 2010

Do Something!

I couldn't take it anymore. Too much time, wishing, wanting, waiting and doing nothing. So, today, I decided I had to do something. No matter how little or how much I got done, I had to get back to the sewing machine and touching fabric. Nothing quite heals like touching fabric.

I went to the chiropractor again today and he cracked my neck again and this time it didn't hurt as much. After picking up kids, I started some string blocks. I LOVE string blocks. I don't LOVE making them. They take too long for my tastes. I like things that I can make in one hour. But, today I needed to work on something that didn't matter if it got finished or not. Today, I just needed to sit and sew and see colors and feel the fabric move between my fingers.

I started 11 string blocks.

Then after dinner and homework, I started cutting scraps. I'm working on building up my 2 1/2 inch strips. I'm finding more and more great patterns for using these and it is a great way to cut up scraps quickly and easily without having to think much.

I'm working on doll quilts for my son's class. I have one done and am not too pleased with how it turned out. I quilted it on my regular machine and it puckered a little bit because I didn't use a walking foot to do the quilting. Live and learn. I have a second top done and am waiting to get a couple more done before throwing them on the quilting machine to practice some fancy stitches.

It felt good to do something today. I worked for about an hour in total and got a lot done.

No more waiting. No more wishing. No more stalling. Time to get back to work.


Barb said...

Exactly.....just do it....and do it you did....great going!!

Wendy said...

I hope the neck adjustments help your migranes. I know when I've gone in the past, having my back adjusted helped me emmencely ... once a year or so when the pain forced me to go :) Take care and enjoy the slow and steady.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Marilyn I love string quilts too - have made two but gave both away so I need to make one for myself. I've ordered a Go! cutter to cut those 2 1/2" strips, among other things. I have bad hands so I bit the bullet and spent the money in an effort to help with the cutting that pains me so. Your doll quilt is fine but if you don't like the puckering you could just put your walking foot on, quilt a few more lines, and that would probably ease the puckering some. But honestly, no one's going to notice that but you. blessings, marlene