Sunday, 28 July 2019

Sewing too, too slowly

In fact I am pretty much grinding to a halt.  In addition to the usual summer holiday lull I am contending with a big pile of work for the end of this week, an impending trip away, chickenpox (which in the worst case scenario may spread and scupper aforementioned trip) and this:
In case you are wondering, this is Mr Sew Slowly using the dining room (aka my temporary sewing space) to store landing nets and weigh-slings and in the process completely curtail all access to table and sewing machine.  No sewing today, then.

Instead, I thought I'd do a quick round-up post, largely for my own benefit: to make myself feel like I'm doing something useful.

If I could reach the machine I might be starting work on the AHIQ flower-y challenge, which I'm going to write up in a bit and post over on the AHIQ blog.  I'm not expecting to get far with this before September, but it's nice to know where I'm starting, at least.

As it is, I'll try to squeeze in a bit of quilting instead.  The Shipping Forecast has been in the hoop for a while now, but I've been lacking motivation.  I need to pull my socks up.
I think it's fair to say posts here will be sporadic for the next few weeks (what's new, I hear you say), but hopefully I will at least be able to share some progress on this one - I'm still hoping to reduce the overall quilting backlog this year.


Julierose said...

Oh I love that Shipping News one--hope chicken pox leaves you alone!! not fun!! hugs, Julierose

julieQ said...

NO chicken pox!! A pox on the pox! Love your hand quilting...hope your sewing space is available soon.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sending well wishes and lots of good wishes, too.

Robin said...

I love your use of blue thread on this. It looks great. You aren't the one with chicken pox are you?

Shasta Matova said...

It is good to hear from you. Do you need me to tell Mr. SS to put his stuff somewhere else? But maybe it is good incentive to get some hand quilting done. I hope the chicken pox goes away quickly without too much itchiness.

patty a. said...

Sounds like you have a busy week ahead and your hands are full! I guess since you can't get to the sewing machine you have no choice but turn your attention to hand quilting. It would be good to make some progress on this piece.

liniecat said...

Oh gosh blummin chicken pox on top of man goods overload!
Hope it clears quickly and you don’t get any shingles to further complicate life.
My Aussie pal gets shingles every so often after being exposed to grandchildren’s chicken pox.
Maybe this situation could be a time of reflection and future planning !
Thinking of you and I know we will still be here as n wen your back to sewing and chatting.
Good luck!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I just love the name of the shipping forecast. When I lived at home, my dad and I used to listen to the shipping forecast before bed. And at the weekend, a wee nip of whiskey would have accompanied it (when I was an adult). My husband could never understand this fascination, being an early to bed person. ~Recently my daughter said, I heard the shipping forecast mum, and it felt, sort of comforting. Slam dunk!!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

A pox on the chicken pox

audrey said...

How do we ever find time to quilt? Sounds like you are a busy, busy lady these days. Hope the Chicken Pox is over and done with quickly!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Ahh, chicken pox??? Heavens no, girly. You don't want or need that!
Enjoy your time sewing slowly and thank hubby for forcing your hand. It may be just the push that motivates you. (One can hope anyway. :)

Mystic Quilter said...

How many family members are coping with chicken pox? That's all you need during the summer hols. I look forward to reading your news just whenever you're able to post and look forward to seeing The Shipping Forecast with more quilting stitches!

Ann said...

I can’t be sorry about the landing nets since they encourage you to quilt on the Shipping News - a wonderful quilt that we all want to see more. And what??? Chicken pox??? Yikes. Hopefully it doesn’t scuttle your vacation. Have a fun and relaxing summer.

LA Paylor said...

crikey! Chicken pox...
did it happen after a shingles vaccine? oy!
Things are getting in the way of sewing for lots of people this week! Hope you recover soon.

Janie said...

I'm sorry to hear your family is sick with chicken pox, hopefully not everyone gets it.
Your hand quilting is beautiful and so are the blues in your quilt.
Our usual summer temperatures and clear skies have finally arrived here, so the blues in sky and ocean are breath taking.

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