You know, it's funny.....or maybe not so much. I have seen people come and go in blogs. Some quit and come back and some stay away for months and then re-appear like nothing ever happened. I used to wonder about that and question what happened in their lives to make such a change. BUT, maybe it wasn't that at all. Maybe it's because they ran out of steam......maybe their creativity left. Can you imagine? Glory be that should ever happen to me!!! AND, because of that, and because I have felt lately that I have been somewhat pressured, I have decided to start doing what I love and not what everyone wants me to do. (Talk about rebel, huh???) I suppose I'll still join in some swaps......after all, I really have trouble staying away, but after wondering if I should join this round of the Mug Rug swap and then joining but then getting a partner who really doesn't love what I like to do best, I've sorta re-vamped my thinking.
So today I am going to show you the last (or maybe not really the last...but close to the last) obligation projects. Then, from now on, or until the crazies are out of my brain and on fabric, I am going to do doll quilt sized wall hangings of various things that I have wanted to do. Some of these creations might be for sale. After all, I can't keep them all....what in the world would I do with them all???? They will be a one of a kind creations, never again to be produced by me. (Remember though that the original drawings are here and some day, after I'm dead, my kids might sell those. LOL) With that being said, let me show you some of what I've been doing:
First, two blocks for a very special project that a Flickr friend is organizing for a special lady who has been going through some tough times in her life. She asked for flower and/or heart blocks:
Then....another mug rug. I should have named this, "Sea Glass". It really reminds me of it. First, I strip pieced various colors of solids to a 1 1/4 inch strip of white. I later trimmed this thinner once I sewed it to the block:
I haven't the slightest idea which mug rug my partner will get yet. Maybe this one, or perhaps the one I showed you on my last post. Too bad I can't make something of whimsy though. :( I really love making those the most!!!
So, that's it for now. I sure hope you like the new "ME". I'm excited and anxious to have fun again. I've really missed it!!! I hope you've missed it too!!