Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sewing: It's Good for your Soul

Today I officially took a day off from all house-related events.  I have a ZILLION things to do and follow up with and people to call and..and...and... But I officially said out loud that I was not doing anything more strenuous than sewing, watching TV, and taking a nap.

And that's what I did. 

Sometimes you just have to make an announcement to the universe in order for it to be.  I highly recommend it. That sounds like a very Zen-Budda-Fortune Cookie statement doesn't it? Or maybe Oprah...

Anyway...I finally got to sew and catch up on the Civil War Block of the Week.  

 This block is called Underground Railroad.  I thought the blue fabric referenced train tracks.
 This is called Blockade.  I love the really weird green fabric.  I think it's a Jo Morton and I bought it to use in this quilt since I think these scrappy blocks need some weird colors. 

Everything can use a little weird (how's that for another Zen-Budda-Fortune Cookie-Oprah phrase?)
 This block is called Illinois Roads. I fussy cut the red to get a traveling feel to this block.
 This block is Ladies' Aid Album.  Even though I used some odd colors together in this block, I think it works.
And this one is New England block.  I really like how this block turned out.

All caught up.  I can't believe I missed five weeks of Saturday morning sewing.  I definitely feel much better.  Back to dealing with the universe tomorrow.


Brenda said...

Love your blocks, my project is to catch up next week.

Carol said...

Your blocks are awesome! Glad you had a good day! Sewing is good for the soul!

*karendianne. said...

It's always a good day when you're channelling Siddhārtha Gautama! (or Oprah)

Wisdom is Wisdom - in any hobby. ;)

Great blocks, great fabric and I just feel like things are getting righter with the world (except my use of words because I don't think righter is correct).

Chop Wood, Carry Water. *karendianne.

Gari said...

Every day for a week I have said the same thing and it just hasn't happened. Tomorrow I have to run around but Tuesday I am going into the studio and not coming out all day, except for when I meet with my daughter to teach her the new Weight Watcher's plan. Oh, my.

Needled Mom said...

The blocks look wonderful! Doesn't it feel good to play hookie once in awhile?

dianne said...

it's about time the Universe took a good listen to you - out loud and with palms up and held out to the sky so you can receive those blessings!

woo hoo for you!

Michele said...

Good for you for taking a day off! It looks like you got a lot done. Sometimes a day off is just what is needed :-)