Maybe some of each. Thanks to those who checked on me. I just lost my mojo for a while. I needed to prep for a couple of upcoming trips and didn't feel like I had big enough blocks of time to get any sewing done.
Then we had that short-lived snow. Negotiating our driveway is impossible in bad weather so I dithered (catatonic is probably more accurate) about whether DH and I could even get away for a little planned R and R.
As it was, we delayed our departure till Monday last week, then spent a couple of days in Kingsport and Johnson City looking at houses. Oh, I forgot -- last you heard we were looking for property to build on? Well, a couple of recent health issues convinced DH and me that life is too short to wait on construction. Wouldn't this be a cheerful place to sew?
This trip was only to familiarize ourselves with the more desirable neighborhoods. It will still be quite a while before we can make a move and there's no guarantee this place will still be available. I can dream, though ...
Once back home, I spent some time in the sewing room playing with red strings ...
... looks like a February leftover slipped in when I wasn't looking ... and another HST 9-patch.
I also spent some time cutting for an upcoming class. Mountain Quilt Fest is happening this week in Pigeon Forge, TN and I will be working on Rainbow Radiance with Donna Lynn Thomas.
Donna Lynn has developed a ruler for on-point blocks that simplifies the math.
I took a class with her two years ago but didn't follow through with the project. I hope this time the concept sticks!
Batiks are my fabrics of choice this time, but I'm having trouble picking a background.
I really wanted a navy blue batik. Needless to say, there will be vendors, not to mention local fabric shops, where I might find a better choice. But we'll only be working on two blocks in the class, not much has been cut, so if I have to wait till I can shop at home, I'm not concerned. I just want to learn how to use the ruler -- not so much for this particular project, but the way she explains the concept it could be beneficial when I try to design something on my own.
Don't forget to check out the Orphan Adoption Event at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
. You have until Saturday to put in a bid for my two orphans up for adoption here