Friday, 11 January 2019

Back to real life

Well that was a longer break than I anticipated!  After a few days without looking at the internet I kind of got out of the habit and since I wasn't piecing much I just drifted happily along  through the mince pies and mayhem.  Now, though, I'm coming out the other side.  School's gone back, house is full only with those who live here, fridge is nearly empty (again!) and I am back at my sewing.

My plan to cut lots of bits while not attempting to get to a machine worked well; though I prefer instant gratification having all those pieces cut got me off to a good start this week.  
I am joining some of my bird bits together, though actually I ended up pulling two of the chunks above to bits, to take out a fabric that wasn't quite working for me.  In a general sense though, more is being sewn together than ripped apart.
Last year my sewing and blogging felt a bit disjointed, like I never quite hit a rhythm.  This year I am trying to address this, though since I have no control over the rest of life it will have to be a work in progress!


16 comments:

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I just picked up and put away the Christmas tree, so I haven't gotten back into "real" life quite yet, but at least I'm making an effort. There's was nothing happening toward that goal. Here's to both of us finding a nice rhythm for 2019.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The break sounds lovely, honestly. Welcome back to sewing and I do love this darker version and where it is headed; it's stunning.

Janie said...

I like your stars!
And the fridge is empty, back to reality, yes.
January is a slow month for me, I'm not fighting it either.
Creativity happens in quiet times too.

Julierose said...

Boy you said it, aren't we just all a work in progress...;)))
I like the little stars addition a lot...
Meanwhile, I cannot find my slot this year so far--it seems nothing I turn my hand to works. [sigh] It all looks "bleh" to me...
hugs julierose

Doris Perlhuhn said...

Good to have you back.On one side I love this world round Chrismas when everything is "out of order". But it is also relaxing to come back to normal. As to rhythm.... I always try it but always something or somebody comes in my way. I think that´s life :-) Love that you added some more stars they make it shine. The contrast between the dark and the yellow is beautiful.

JanineMarie said...

Welcome back! From where I’m sitting, those stars sparkle.

Kathy said...

Hah! You crack me up . . . drifting happily through the mince pies and mayhem . . . thanks for the morning chuckle :)
And if I haven't already said it, I am loving this piece. Words and birds. Love and love. If I thought I could afford it, I'd buy it from you.

P. said...

I love the way this looks already!

Cathy said...

Welcome back! Those stars really twinkle! And I love that bird fabric.

I feel like the only place I have any control anymore is the sewing room which I now call the Control Center.

Ann said...

I recognize so many elements as you: the tall, skinny geese, the feecut stars, the beautiful conversation prints. Love the navy background. It makes the whites and yellows glow.

QuiltSwissy said...

Fabulous design! loving the quilt of bits.

liniecat said...

Adore this colourways!

Mystic Quilter said...

Always good to take a bread now and again. Your quilt has moved on since your last post and I love it!! The wonky stars and slimmed down geese fit in perfectly and as for your bird fabric it always makes me happy seeing the little birds perching on the branches, for some reason it brings back childhood memories of pussy willow trees!

patty a. said...

I felt very disjointed last year too. With so many things that were no longer in my control at work was difficult to deal with. As much as I didn't want to be at the home office, at least I am in a clean environment and I am farther away from dealing with the day to day issues on the job site. You added another piece of yellow to your fabric mix. The long strips of a print on yellow - they look so good! I love the yellow against the dark blue fabric!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I have been rather behind with blog reading, so this is the first I have seen these yellow birds, and I love them

O'Quilts said...

This is wonderful....I am staying tuned!!