this post might ramble a bit....mind is wondering a wee bit too much and felt the need to share....you can skip through this post and look at all the cool pictures if you prefer :)
Well, I think I'm coming out of it. It's weird how my body/brain work. After long trips away from home I get post-trip depression. Like clock work it hits hard the full day after I arrive home and lingers about a week. I know this about myself and try to keep busy with things and learn something new about myself and depression every time. This time I noticed how difficult it was for me to focus on stuff. I start doing something and within 5 minutes I'm plopped down in front of my computer playing mindless computer games. I did also noticed how I was able to "snap" out of it more or less....I craved some solid attention from my hubby-got it last night and I woke up today all happy. I made coffee, did some laundry and have been working on 5 or so projects. Still having issues with staying focus, but definitely more productive and less on the computer doing mind numbing things. Depression sucks, but I have learned so much about my inner workings I can recongonize it and work to get out of it a lot quicker than in the past.
Again, I have tired to keep busy and with the lack of focus, I have ended up with adding yet another UFO to my list. So, where to start?
Let's go back to last week when Cheryl came over to sew and I had to pull out my hand dyes I got from my last quilt show and play with them. In the process ended up finding more fabric out of my stash and using a pattern. I'm excited and it is going together rather quickly (whew--so, I don't feel too bad or behind on other things). I cut it on Saturday and started sewing it together in between things today and here's 2 blocks. There will be 7 more colors for the chains:
This actually falls into my Strip Challenge for the Summer. I'm using 2 1/2" strips to make this quilt along with all items from my stash :)
Then a lady was clearing out her storage rentals full of fabric....I mean FULL of fabric on bolts and in bins. Here's just one side:
She was trying to raise money to pay for her rentals...craziness! Anywho, Cheryl and I went shopping on Sunday at this lady's storage units --with $3/yard sale, who was I to say no?! So, after 26 yards later (that was a total of $78, I walked away confused, tickled and excited. I purchased the first 3 pictures in yardage, the oriental one I got 6 yards for a backing, the remainder 1 yard each:
Came home took pictures and put the fabric away. It was fun to see familar faces at the storage units from the guild and from blogland.
Monday, I took the youngest to her annual summer camp and worked the rest of the day. Then spent Tuesday all day at work setting up the machines and trying out the Q-Bot on the mega-quilter...very cool.
I finished up hand quilting my ALQS yesterday and almost done with the binding. It's going in the mail tomorrow...unfortunately I don't feel comfortable sharing a picture yet, because I followed my partners likes to the "T". Hopefully by Tuesday I can share it!
Then I received my Round Robin from Texas and whipped up a border around it. I plan to share it with my class tomorrow, where we are going to start our own round robin. I also received my RR Bloggers piece and know what I'm going to add to that. Being I can't show either of those round robins, here's my 12" block for my next round robin adventure:
Today, I have been sewing and sewing and sewing. I finished one set of blocks (finally) from my Orange Crush and almost done with the others--at least I have them fixed.
I also found out a friend's baby is going to be a boy and now need to crack down and get those quilts (I have another baby quilt for a girl to work on as well) done up by August time frame.
Well, I have a few hours before I have to go into work to help host the embroidery club, so I think I'll do some more sewing.