Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sew Sew Saturday

After continually waking up stiff and creaky, I started today with a bit of yoga to 'release' my spine and 'open' up my breathing.  And at least for right now, my back is feeling less locked up and I feel better.  Now to get into my daily coffee consumption.However, as part of the yoga exercise, I am suppose to set my intention for the day and to think on it while breathing.  I already knew what I wanted to do today, but I decided to take it a bit further.  So, with Lady K's help (and she helped with the yoga too), I created a mandala while reflecting on the fact that I wanted to work on several stages of different sewing projects.  And to take my intentions a step even further, I created a mandala out of the fabric I am using for my "Joy" quilt.

As I showed in a previous posting, here is the fabric I am using for the quilt.

And to set my intentions for the day and to think about what it is I want to accomplish today, here is my "Joy" mandala....

It reminds me of a flower opening up, all the tight layers peeling back.  The center, with it's small checks, looks like a seed head to me...a blue sunflower seed head.

So Lady K and I will head down to the basement to work on my sewing for the day.  My plans include...

a pair of black shoes to finish Lady K's Halloween costume

finish block 2 on the Joy quilt (just have to stitch together, already cut out)

press the blocks I have sewn for the One Block Wonder quilt and add them to the design board

cut out and hopefully completely, my Dr. Seuss Grinch quilt top

work on my Tula Pink squares (I'm behind)

finish up on one of the bags for Texter

cut up and sew on bag for Savvy

Very ambitious for one day, so we will see how it goes.  I also have 2 ears left to crochet and to attach, along with the horn and mane, to a cap and to finish up the brim of a Downton Abbey hat for me.  I also need to go through my scraps and pull out pieces big enough for my hexies to add to the bag for handwork.

So many projects, so little time!

1 comment:

  1. Many projects is a good thing, but I agree, some more hours would be great.

    Love your mandala, very cool!


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