Then the phone rang with news of a death in my husband's family and everything had to change. We were needed in Nebraska (the opposite direction) to be with family instead. Oh well. You just can't say no to your family when they need you.
So, consequently, with plans changing, I was feeling a bit funky in the sewing room and had trouble settling on what I wanted to do with myself. It became one of those, "I just need to sew, and who cares what it is" weeks.
For some reason, I had some Halloween fabric scraps laying on the cutting table, so one night I made this -
It will probably turn into an October mug rug.
Another day, I uncovered a mini charm pack of Vintage Picnic by Bonnie and Camille, so I started sewing some of them together.
This will most likely become one side of a zipper pouch for a friend's birthday gift.
Then, digging around in a basket, I found that I still have some of that gray solid from Connecting Threads left (used in two different quilts, and still some left!) along with some leftover cut off triangles, out of which came this -
This one turned into a little 12 inch pillow -
I'd been saving a yard of one of the Good Neighbors prints that I got on clearance from Connecting Threads for something, and this must have been it!
I guess this week I just needed some scrap therapy!
Linking up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.
So sorry to hear about your change in plans. I'm sure your family was glad that you were able to drop everything and come. Lots of fun sewing projects. Glad you were still able to get some time in despite the lost sewing time.
I'm sorry about the death in your husband's family. Glad you got some sewing in anyway. Will you reschedule your meet-up with Cathy K?
What is that candy corn fabric? Do you remember where you got it?
I love your pillow! And I can totally relate to being in a funk. I recently had the same thing going on. Even though all we want to do is sew, it takes a while to actually get out of that rut and do it. Hopefully you will be able to go to colorado soon...before winter!
Yes, scrap therapy helps. I hope you get to reschedule your visit with Cathy soon.
Sometimes we just need a little scrap therapy. Love your pillow!
So sorry to hear your sad news. I head to my sewing room too when I need some therapy. You started some great projects and finished a cute pillow. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
So sorry for your loss. Kathy was so excited to see you. Hopefully it can be done,sometime. Your little pillow and other projects were good therapy. That is so nice to have things on hand to occupy us in slump times.
Sad to hear your news. Your "out of sorts" sewing turned into some really cute items (or plans therefore!)
Sometimes the unexpected sewing turns into really pretty finishes! The gray pillow is adorable! I need to spend some time sewing simple tomorrow cause I've been feeling out of sorts. Ugh. Have a great week. mary
so sad when a family member passes away. Hope you will meet up with Kathy soon.Lots of bits and pieces you have created here. The pillow at the end a query, I do not think it is bound, have you just sewed a seam around the outside, it is certainly very effective think I will be having a go at that.
Sorry to hear of the death and the fact you couldn't meet up with Kathy-I know how forward you were looking to going. Your pillow is adorable-you're so creative.
Very sorry about the death in the family. Hope your scrap therapy helped. You've ended up with some very fun projects.
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