partly this is due to lots of travel and family events. my sewing/dining room even looks like a mostly dining room right now because i had to clear it for a luncheon we hosted for some 75+ people. with the weather too hot for al fresco eating, we had to have the dining room back. thus juki is tucked away in a corner of my bedroom on the floor.
the other factor is simple summer sewing slump blahs. nothing appeals to me. you'd almost think i was pregnant again. but i'm not. i just don't feel like sewing. i've fallen back on the old summer standby of reading. i dutifully took my epp and binding projects with me on my outings, but the only bit i managed all month long for june was to unpick about half a row of bad quilting on the baby quilt that was supposed to be delivered to florida in january. as in january-six-months-ago.
so there. i've done nothing and said a whole lot about it. typical.
however, the one thing i did not do that i'm pleased with is fabric shopping. i managed to not buy any fabric in may or june, completing my longest streak yet of fabric fasting. oh, i saw the quilt market frenzy on instagram. i'm well aware of cotton and steel and have been drooling achingly over up parasol (heather bailey, you know). but somehow i have resisted. i think this is largely attributable to staying away from shops, real or virtual, not reading blogs much, and not actually sewing much. the last factor doesnt' help decrease my stash but it does keep me from buying. it's almost like i just need to give up on quilting all together because i'm such an all or nothing gal and my life can not be all about quilting right now. nor should it ever be, if it comes to that.
i almost caved when up parasol released a few weeks ago, but told myself it wouldn't hurt to wait just a little bit so i could complete the month honorably.
|up parasol by heather bailey - isn't it gorgeous?!|
now, with the rest of summer before me and so many events and other trips planned, i think i might extend that fast through the next two months. i'm not committing either way. i'll just see where i end up between now and then.
if i do happen to get juki back in place, i think i'll make myself complete my remaining wips, which are so close as it is:
- florida baby quilt needs a monogram and binding
- d1's chevron quilt has only a few feet of binding to go
- "paris daydreams" needs binding
- s2's "bandwidth" is waiting for straightline quilting
- s1's wonky stacked coins needs 36 more blocks
- diamond hst quilt is barely started
- "gypsy" is behind schedule and i'm due to host the blog stop in nov (eek!)
- "sugar block" is languishing, too
- there are also about 3 baby quilts i had intended to do
and maybe i'll find something to blog about along the way.
linking up to freshly pieced's wip wednesday and fabriholics anonymous with rebecca lynn.