Tuesday, 29 January 2013

From Little Things...

Well...um...more little more things really...Sunday I woke up with a sinusy headache and after spending the morning on the couch aimlessly wandering around the world wide interweb while begging the paracetamol to work eventually wandered into the sewing room with the aim of some hemming and ironing...boring but necessary evils that didn't require too much brain cell energy expenditure...the aim misfired and instead...I made a towelling car seat belt cover (you know the little wrap around jobs that stop it from sticking/digging in when it is hot) that had been needed for ages as the first attempt was well worn out, that took all of 1/2 hour going at the speed of a snail so why had I waited so long?...mmm what next...still avoiding the boring stuff...recently I finished up a little orphan stitchery (I think it is a Red Brolly/Bronwyn Hayes design) that had been going on for ever so I turned it into the front of a needlebook...
That took all of an hour...what next? (still avoiding)...the scrap of broderie perse applique sampling that I did at Summer School was flung on the cutting table...I said I'd use it for a pincushion or something and so...a pincushion it now is...not good enough for anyone but me but hey it's always handy to have an extra one lying around...
Next!...I was starting to flag again but still needed to actually do something rather than just aimlessly watch tele/DVD/iView and found a couple of why did I do this? traced stitcheries...so I started the one with the simpler and quicker design using a pretty multi-coloured variegated floss to stitch while watching catch up tele on the PC...finished  yesterday and became...another pincushion...
A fairly substantial sized pincushion from a Leanne Beasley design. With butterflies on the front it had to have butterflies on the back too!...
These little projects have cleaned up a few odd bits lying around the sewing room and hopefully kick started the creative mojo again...it has kept wandering off the last few months without leaving a forwarding address...and as for the boring stuff? well I've unpicked the old elastic on the mother's skirt and pinned on the new piece so that is a start...oh and K, I also stitched on all but about I think 4 of the front patches for the "joint project", progress!...

Happy Stitching...

9 comments:

shez said...

well done Annette you have achieved alot,and i hope you are feeling a lot better now.xx

Maria said...

Hope that headache is well and truly gone by now :-) But how productive you've been...love all those little projects!Love that stitchery design on the needlebook!

Mistea said...

Looks like you had a productive couple of days in the sewing room - nice new sewing things are always good for kick starting the creativity.
Hope there is enough play space between all the "@#$@" stuff!
Enjoy sewing.

katherine said...

You have achieved so much. Hope you get better quickly too. Nothing worse than a cold/sinus especially in summer. On the upside it is better than a nasty gastro which has been doing the rounds. Thankfully and I don't know how but we have avoided that too.

Christine M said...

Little projects are great. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Kelli said...

Hope you're feeling better! Great small projects to keep you busy, and they turned out really cute!

marina said...

lots of lovely smaller finishes. That mojo will be back before you know it, so as not to be left out.

Fiona said...

even if mojo is hiding you are getting lots of little things done.... he (mojo) must be close...
Hugz

Colleen said...

Know all about sinus, bloody smoke OH well, hope you are feeling a bit better. I am beavering away at French Moasic think I have all the hex's cut glued and sewing them I love doing this a bit mindless but a beautiful result. Keep stiching hugs Colleen xx