Monday, September 9, 2013

it's a Mess in here

It's a mess in here.  And I mostly mean my head, but this sewing space makes it tangible.  Two totally different blocks in play, bobbin needs winding, paper airplane paraphernalia scattered everywhere...

it's a Mess in here

I don't know what I'm doing next with my day:

* finish that go Anywhere Stripes block?
* try to sew my first Tobacco Leaf?
* start something new just because?
* or ditch it all and go shopping (whaaaat!)?  

Since returning from our weekend getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains,  project seeds seem to be everywhere.  Looking at photos from our weekend, trying to get dressed this morning, hanging laundry - so many trivial things are giving me that "quick, do this!" message.

snippity snip

Like literally, I took off this skirt this morning and cut it up to make into a quilt.  Don't freak out!  It doesn't fit well and isn't lined, so I wear it like never.  I'm thinking something low volume like this, but I don't really have the fabrics for it.

weekend inspiration

Hanging laundry I kept seeing clothes I'd like to repair or makeover.  This gorgeous hardwood siding from an 1800's house in the mountains (Cradle of Forestry trail) absolutely sings to me.  I'm swooning over the texture, simple pattern repetition, warmth, and old-timey charm.  Oh, and seeing so many old quilts around the historical houses is probably why I came home itching to try to sew that Tobacco Leaf at last.

Looking Glass Falls

Isn't it funny how inspiration can slow to a trickle and other times comes pouring like a waterfall seemingly out of thin air?  I think this weekend unplugged, connecting as a family is really why I'm feeling so energized (if scatterbrained) today.  Sights like Looking Glass Falls and heart-racing river-rock slides into 50 degree water (girls, that's COLD) can't help but kind of shake things up inside.

We'll just have to see what happens next!

9 comments:

  1. I had to laugh when I read the paper airplane comment. Right now our house (both inside and out) is covered with paper airplanes.

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  2. Oh my goodness, it is so nice to hear that my house is not the only one covered in paper airplane bits LOL. I have a love/hate relationship with the inspiration flood. Love having lots of projects that interest me but hate that by the time I get around to some of them they don't excite me anymore :(

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    1. Yes, that totally happens! Best to let some slide right on by.

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  3. You made me laugh! I'm staring at a second sewing area that was started because I got a long arm and it has exploded! And all I want to dream about is making more quilt out of anything!

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  4. I have been taking things out of my "official" sewing room out into the family room and trying to organize things where there is more room. I started a box for "nearly finished" things, putting things in order of what could be done next. And rearranging the order over and over again. I finally realized I was just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic (or the sewing room equivalent thereof). I just wrote "NEXT" on the box and swore to leave it alone except to take some damn thing out of it and finish it.

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    1. Hahaha, that's too funny! I totally can see myself doing that - prioritizing to no good. =)

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  5. Oh, I know how you feel! I spend all day at work DREAMING and then get home and feel like there's so little time to do all the things I want to try! That skirt of yours will make a gorgeous quilt, I'm also very fond of that style by Rita, she's so good with low volume. That sliding rock video made me smile :D

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  6. Hehe Ditto to that! I still manage a good number of hours online though hmmmm.
    Jam making time!

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  7. Oh my! I love Brevard! I went to Sliding Rock so many times while at summer camp, and my first whitewater kayak instructors did the first descents off Looking Glass Falls in the '80's. What a great choice for a family trip!

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