Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hanging My Head In Shame

Well here I am, FINALLY writing a post, but just like the title says, hanging my head in shame. When I last posted on December 31st I said I would still be posting 2-3 times a week. January came and went and I didn't post a single thing! I think the whole year of daily posting just burnt me out. Every time I thought about posting, I just thought, 'Ugh", and then time got away on me and I felt worse and worse. You know how it goes! But here I am now!

I really haven't done much quilting this last month. Between the holidays and kids at school and my new job, I just haven't had the same amount of time as I used to. I need to get better at using the time I have.

Two nights ago however, I sat down at my sewing machine and forced myself to sew. I really want to get my zig zag quilt finished for our bedroom. It's been in the making for over a year now, and it's time to get it done! A block here and there just isn't cutting it, so I sewed for a few hours and made 200 units which will be turned into 25 blocks which is just about the number left that I needed.

If you want to make your own zig zag blocks, I made a tutorial HERE that you can use. They are SO much fun to make, and it's a great way to use scraps you have lying around.

The next sewing I need to do is curtains. Remember when I sewed 180 yards of fabric into curtains for a local hair salon last year? Well they want more curtains, so I will once again be up to my elbows in sheer curtain fabric again! Hey, my roots are showing and I am in desperate need of highlights, so the timing couldn't be more perfect!

Phew! Now that I've done a post, I feel like I've got over the burnt-out-bump and I promise I'll be more faithful in posting regularly! Thanks for hanging in there.