Thursday, May 29, 2014

Staying Sane One Stitch at a Time


This week has been much too busy. Between work, and doing outside yard work, and my son having his wisdom teeth removed, there is not much time leftover. But we all know that I must squeeze in a few minutes of sewing in order to maintain my sanity! 



So I set up my Featherweight on the kitchen table and sewed a few log cabin seams every time I walked by. The blocks are growing bigger slowly (the logs are 1" strips) but surely. 
Every stitch counts... and flowers help too!

22 comments:

Terry said...

I love your log cabin blocks! And yes...every stitch counts! I need to get another sewing project started today. I hate not being in the middle of something! LOL

Jill @ Happy2Stitch said...

Pretty fabrics. Love the colors. Currently, I am struggling with finding stitching time. Even a little bit a day adds up.

Lesley said...

Such pretty little blocks! Hope your son is recovering quickly!

The Cozy Quilter said...

So glad that you are able to maintain your sanity! Maybe that's what is wrong with me lately...not enough sewing time! LOL

Kate said...

Beautiful blocks. Blue and yellow is a personal favorite color combo. Hope things slow down some what so you have more time to visit your sewing room.

Wehago designs said...

Kathy these look fantastic! Just letting you know that I am doing a link party starting tomorrow for goal setting for the month. You made me think of myself with my quilting frame set up and quilting a little bit every chance i get. It all adds up to a finished project without the effort

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the blocks - it can be so handy having a sewing machine set up in an area that you are in and out of all day.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Some times that's all that's needed. Very pretty fabrics that glow with sunshine.

Deanna W said...

Sanity..however we must keep it! Very pretty little blocks. Was wondering where you were...enjoy the auction this weekend! Strawberry pie and all!

Deb A said...

Sewing is the sanity for a lot of us I think! It is amazing how a few stitches here and there can really add up. Hope your son is recovering... I remember going to six flags two days after I got mine out! I think mine was a very easy recovery. Hope his is as well.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great post!

Judy D in WA said...

Your son will be so happy not to have those wisdom teeth!
Your little blocks are fabulous. My first log cabin was blue and yellow many, many moons ago. :)
I think I might copy you and set up my featherweight on the table. Great idea and every seam is progress.

barb said...

i love log cabin blocks. as always your eye for color combos shines through. your blog today made me realize how lucky i am. although being disabled sucks, the bright side is that i can pick up my needle and thread and piece or quilt whenever i want to, as lon g as i have fabric. thank you for that and i hope your son is feeling better. barbara babsorbitt at gmail dot com

Carol said...

Sewing brings me a little sanity, too! Great idea to set your machine up in the kitchen so you can take a few breaks to work on those beautiful blocks. :0)

Janet O. said...

Smart way to make progress. And even if I never sewed a stitch, it would make me happy just to pass the table and see that pretty display of your lovely white machine, the cheery yellow flowers, and those happy little blocks! : )

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh yes - life can get downright crazy!!! I haven't been able to sew in almost a week now and I'm getting ready to head up to my machine now :) Love your log cabin blocks!!!!

Rebecca in AK said...

Love your Log Cabin blocks! Such pretty colors! I have very little time to sew lately . You are doing better than I am.

Design Originals by KC said...

This week has been very busy! Thanks for sharing your log cain blocks... I love your machine too...my honey does repair on them if you ever have questions he would surely be happy to answer any for you! Thanks for sharing today and keep the momentum going... it is Thursday :) Kathi

Andee said...

Every minute counts! I know just what you mean! Enjoy!

Chantal said...

The sound of a sewing machine always calm me too in moments of chaos. Hope some quieter time is coming your way.

margaret said...

trust he is feeling better now, not nice having to have wisdom teeth out. Blocks look good, I find log cabin a pain as the slightest deviation from a straight line is so obvious, you certainly do not deviate

cityquilter grace said...

that is what is so terrific about the featherweight...takes up such little space, easy to have at the ready to sew anytime or anywhere...