Wednesday, November 16, 2011

just getting by [WIP Wednesday Nov 16, 2011]

Well, there has been a lot of radio silence from me lately.  Wow.  I'm such a chatty cathy that it is quite a shocker!  I haven't been feeling so great these days (nausea, vertigo, fluish, more migraines...just general bleh) and when I try to cut fabric I have been getting pretty dizzy so I've been resting a lot.  Hopefully the cold stuff will pass soon...

Add to that some family drama - is it just my family that dregs up the family drama around the holidays or everyones? - and basically it has been a bad environment for being creative.  Hmm...I've really got to change this mojo...

Anyway, I did actually get something accomplished today and technically just under the wire for WIP Wednesday!  Whew hew!  I had completely neglected to mention my being involved in the Color Wheel Swap Part 2 being hosted at From the Blue Chair.

My color?

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We were asked to pick a light and dark of our color.  So I went with Gypsy Bandana in pink and Flora & Fauna in raspberry.  I have been dying to use this pattern in the Flora & Fauna collection and when the fabric arrived it definitely lived up to my expectations.  Yum!  Look at those bees...aren't they adorable?  I was left with an extra 1/2yd of it (I was afraid I might mess up my cutting so I ordered extra just in case) and am trying to decide what I could do with it next!

As requested by Kati, I paired up the two fabrics (not show here, don't worry I did it correctly, ha), creating two mixed piles, and placed them in ziplock bags before shipping them off to her this afternoon.  I am really happy with the choices I made and can't wait to see how they look with everyone else's!

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Now, I'd like to ask you to all take a moment to reflect on the above photo...  Is there anything more delicious to a quilter than a tidy fat stack of fabric charms?  UM YUM!!!  Can I get a hollah?

In the spirit of turning my blue mood around I am actually going to try to tackle my Christmas Tree tonight.  A bit early I know, but as my mother says when you are in the mood to make up a tree you have to just go with it.  I hope it will get me back in the swing of things.  How are you all getting along these days?  Maybe I'll find you linked up at WIP Wednesday...

- rebecca lynne

15 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Hollah!! They do look yummy :) Love that bee fabric! Sorry you've been feeling blah and I do miss you when you're not posting. Hope the tree will inspire you and help you get your mojo back! hugs xx

Pam said...

Not being a quilter, I can't comment on fabric charms. I like whole metres... LOL!!! Great colours. Go with putting up the Christmas tree and hope to see you on here more often, again.

Allison said...

you chose some fantastic fabrics for your swap :) Drama has been a holiday tradition in my family for as long as I can remember, along with chimney fires, lol. I think you are on to something with the Christmas tree - I could do with some extra cheer around here. Hope you are enjoying good health again soon

Patti said...

I wondered if you were feeling yukky, not having seeing a post in a while. Family drama sure doesn't help either. Putting up the tree is a great start to getting back into the swing of things. So is fabric! I love your choices Becca. Those bees are fabulous! Take care my friend.

Annaliese said...

Hollah! Your fabric choices are suh-weeeeeeet!!! Those little bees are cute in epic proportions! Sorry to hear you are feeling so crap-taculer :( I was sick last week and it really does take twice as much motivation to get creative juices going. Tree-therapy sounds good to me!

Heather D. said...

Hope you feel better soon. I think it's pretty common for family+holidays=drama. It is in my in-law family anyways.

Love the charms. The bees are kind of cute in an icky sort of way. ;)

Katie said...

I can't wait to get my charms from this swap! I still have to mail mine, which is my priority tomorrow. I've had the fabric sitting around longer than I care to admit. It's a challenge some days to find time to drive across town to the post office and then wait in line for a half an hour or so.

Family drama? Oh yeah. And not just during the holidays. I won't go into so much detail here, but it's partly why I don't talk to most of them anymore.

I hope you start to feel better! I miss your posts. :)

Issabella The Cat said...

Hollah! I want to take them off my screen and make something with them now lol
Family drama in my family is very...how to put this...proper. The older generation are affluent in their distain of any break in tradition, so my mum and I used to spend most of Christmas day in the kitchen giggling and ignoring "the looks" and now Madam is older she joins in with us!
I tend not to get involved with the lead up stress and it rather annoys them that I won't join in with the" he said she said" but bugger them it's my Christmas too :D

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Sorry to hear that you are so unwell. Really not cool. I am sending through lots of love and hugs and good thoughts.

Helping?

No?

Well... try on this funny story for size. Today we went to the gym and I taught Mr C how to operate the treadmill. Sooo cool. He was amazing and jumped straight in doing 10km/hr... then upped it to 15km/hr. Wowsers! Of course he made me feel like a pleb but I kept plodding along at my crappy 5km/hr.

And then...

I heard a thud... and turned around to see him lying on the floor, behind the machine, in a crumpled mess.

Yes... he had been flown off it. Soooooo sooooo sooooo funny. I am still wetting my pants whenever I think of it. Lucky he's cute, is all I can say!

Hope that made you smile. :)

Toni said...

Oh crap! If Erin's comment didn't make you feel better nothing can! That stuff is gold!

Sorry you're still unwell, but yes, family drama seems to be at its peak around the holidays. Joy to the World!!

Your charms look fun and I can't wait to see them in my mailbox! My color was blue-violet but I think that must be the least popular shade for modern quilting. Or traditional quilting, so I'll apologize in advance, especially for my "lighter" version. Blah.

Snoodles said...

Snort! Giggle! Excuse me, I'm still laughing at Erin's comment above! Heehee!
OK, now to the business at hand - love your squares. And NO, there is nothing more attractive than a pile of yummy squares, ready to head to the machine....unless maybe it is a whole stack of FQs. LOL Our family is bracing for the holiday melodrama, too. Sad, isn't it? Hope you get feeling better SOON!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love Erin's comment - if that and the tree don't cheer you up then try chocolate and some Pride and Prejudice!! There's something very pleasing about a neat stack of fabric - can't wait to see what you get back!

Sana Saroti said...

Haha, Erin's story definitely helped me! Hope it does the same for you! I LOVE the bee fabric!!!!!
Tree decorating in Mid-November? Unheard-of ;-) You have to know that in East Germany if you bought a christmas tree more than 2 days before christmas you had to expect a naked tree without any needles to great Santa.

Janine said...

I love your Gypsy Bandana. It'll be exciting to get all those charms. In the meantime, I hope your Christmas tree cheers you up. Erin's comment is making me laugh!

Kelli said...

Wow, I just popped over for a visit and had to do some back-reading. I have really been MIA lately. Hopefully this will all change soon. I hear you with the family drama. UGH. I did read your Christmas tree post, though.. *jealous that you are already done!* ;)