Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Motivation has returned!

 After a couple of weeks of feeling like a dishrag I have had an iron infusion and am full of energy again. Such a good feeling. I have finished the Scrappy Nine Patch blocks, they are waiting patiently to be finished. The squirrels then visited and I decided to sort a messy container on the desk that was full of two and a half inch squares, some sewn in pairs, some in fours and some in a row of ten. Not sure what I was thinking! They were a leaders and enders project for a while there. After some unsewing and sewing we have these blocks





I have tried to be random but random is so hard!! Also sometimes I flip blocks when I am sewing, so random kicks in then!! I have 18 of these blocks sewn now and the untidy heap on my desk is now a bit more under control. There is still a tin of two and a half inch squares, needing attention but that will happen one day. This year is all about finishing projects not creating new ones!
Speaking of which I got out the animal blocks I have had for a while and gave then sashings, then went to sew them together
No not quite right!! 😄 So some unsewing and sewing happened and now we have this
that is a bit better. Now I need to make up a backing and then will try some quilting. Love these animals.
This morning I finished the jigsaw Ingrid gave me for Christmas, think I might try a wasgij next.
This afternoon Anthology restarted after a break
Two blocks for this week.
I had better go and see to some dinner, don't want to be too late again!
Happy stitching.









 



20 comments:

marina said...

gorgeous scrapiness happening there Sue!
Random is very difficult lol-best to just not overthink it.
Cute Animal blocks and Anthology blocks.
great you are feeling recharged

ButterZ said...

They are cute blocks. Those 2” squares always look great together.

Janice said...

Yay, for getting some random blocks into some projects. I’m glad you’re feeling more energetic now.

Chookyblue...... said...

Glad your feeling energetic and motivated again......

Julie said...

I am pleased you had another iron infusion Sue & its given you more energy - perhaps thats what I need 😉 I love that you show your "unsewing" as well as your finished items as that is what we are all about. That jigsaw looks just wonderful!! Take care Sue. xx

Cheryll said...

Glad you are feeling back to yourself again. Love those animals...xox

Karen's Korner said...

You wasted no time in hitting the sewing room once your mojo returned. Love the jigsaw.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I'm glad you're feeling great and your sewjo is returning.

dq said...

Wow. You really did get your mojo back!!
The animal blocks are so cute.
Glad to see other quilters out there enjoying puzzle. It is that season for me.

Maria said...

So good you'er all topped up again and have lots of energy again.
I made a great quilt with scrappy squares called Flip,Flop quilt.
On my blog April 2020...
Oh I sew things upside down or sideways often ):

Kim said...

Fabulous you are sewing up a storm again and your motivation is back, Sue. Those animals are adorable. Your random blocks are looking great. I always think there is a little making of adjustments here and there of random projects. =)

Raewyn said...

So pleased another infusion has kick started your sewjo. You sure did get busy!! The animal blocks are so cute and I like the way you put the QST in the checkboard blocks. Happy Sewing!

loulee said...

Random can be very difficult to achieve, but it looks like you managed it.
Your animals should be fun to quilt.

Diane-crewe said...

Not necessarily the most comfortable way to feel better .. but wow! You really went for it x LOVE the animal blocks x

Fiona said...

Glad you are feeling better.... looks like you are spinning like one of those battery bunnies!!! haha.... love all the scrappy squares together and those animals are fun.... I had a laugh at the sideways one - we all have one of those friends!
Hugz

Ondrea said...

Glad you have been recharged. It makes a difference. You have been zooming along with some UFOs and I rather liked your animal block turned around...quirky. lol. Looks great now too.

Janet O. said...

When you get your mojo back, it comes back strong!
I agree that random is so hard. I have to plan it very carefully. LOL
The animal quilt turned out very cute the second time around.
Love that puzzle.Very cozy looking.
Popcorn was just what I was craving tonight. I should have called Snoopy to cook dinner!

jude's page said...

Good to see your progress, and glad the iron has done its job and i agree that random is not easy

Angie said...

Sue - what is an iron infusion? I love your four little animals. I have looked at them several times, trying to decide which is my favorite - I think there is something about the way the ox has his head tilted that makes him so adorable. I am still working on my first jigsaw!

Pamela said...

I also think random is difficult. I really like all the small squares. I have a lot of them that are waiting for me to do something with.