Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Just keep swimming

I'm trying to just keep swimming along. 

Lately I've been overwhelmed. 
  • I might have a bit much on my plate with the bee's I'm in.  I'm so thankful for the community these ladies provide!  I'm not going to be signing myself up for new bee's on these hives run their course.  I'm already freaking out how to stay part of this community. I've come to need these ladies around! 
  • I might have a tween in the house.  Right now she's "his tween" and wow it's been an interesting time trying to balance life and whatever she's throwing out at us. 
  • I might not even have Christmas planned for my fella.  We have "his tween" taken care of - oh SNAP!
  • I might be lacking in joy for my job.
  • I might not be happy about the travel my job sends me on. 
  • I might have medical crapola going on. 
Well I haven't been able to find joy in sewing lately with all of the above mentioned mights going on in my life right now.  I did find a small spark this past Monday to get a few of my lacking bee blocks kicked out the door!  Yeah for a few hours of free time!  I have October blocks done! 

October - Twice as NiceOur October queen bee had the group make her letters.  What a fun way to get different blocks!  I was really stuck on how to make these fun!  This is what I came up with.

October - Twice as Nice
The "N" isn't exactly what I had in mind.  But it's cute!  The Z is almost exactly what I wanted.  The rest of these are pretty rocking too!

October - {Sew Bee It}
Can you believe that I'm the Bee Mama for this group and I was late.  What a bad example I am!  Maybe I should be sent to my sewing room!  :)

Our Queen Bee wanted wonky frames.  She gave us just the right amount of fabric from the Cherry Fizz collection by Quilt Soup/Henry Glass& Co. She ordered wonky And this is what I came up with.  Oh I think I can wonk it up now!  I'm so proud of myself!

October - {Sew Bee It}

Improve blocks with solids.  Oh gads this was fun!  The orange block here was a bit difficult.  
October - Aqua & Orange

This blue block just sings to ME!  I adore blue! I believe this block is perfect.
October - Aqua & Orange

This solid challenge isn't too hard for me.  I'm in love with solids.  I am trying to learn to pair more patterns together.  I'm slowly getting there.


Now to tackle all of the blocks due last month {insert tween eye roll here}  I'm thankful no one has openly been mean about me being SO late.  I want to have joy when I sew.  Something rushed or not fun is not good for me or the fabrics!  I usually totally mess things up when I push too hard!

But rest assured I found the "Yoga" station on Pandora the other day.  I've been doing a few yoga stretches. I get some quality time with my fella.


  1. Oh--hang in there! It has to get better!

  2. Oh just keep swimming!! Those mights really suck :( I'm sure they can all be sorted though given time. The yoga sounds like a good plan!
    I love the blocks, the letters and the orange improv in particular. Very cool!

  3. So sorry you've been having a rough time of things. It is no fun to sew when you aren't into it. I hope the joy jumps back into your life, your health is good and your job and traveling somehow get better.
    Thinking of you my friend.

  4. Sending you a big hug! Those are a lot of mights to be dealing with at once! Here's to surviving the next couple of weeks and months!

  5. I hope that things start looking up, I am sending good thoughts your way. I love my blocks, they are fantastic and I look forward to getting them.

  6. Sorry about all the things that might be hitting you like a 10 ton truck right now (((((HUGS))))) The bee blocks are great :o)

  7. I have yet to join a bee, but I know the pressure of having to get a million things done - that's what we have to do as parents of teenagers/tweens, right? Going to check out the Yoga station on Pandora right now - Yoga helps me navigate all of my "mights". Glad you discovered me via my podcast. :)


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