Monday, 15 June 2015

Taking a little time with my scraps

Things took a funny turn (quite literally) when the dizzy spells started, 

so I've not been able to do much at all, in fact some days have been just sit, very still, and do nothing

so having recently got myself a copy of the amazing Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell, I managed to stay upright long enough to make templates...

and then another day, I traced fabrics ....



since I recently moved a row of draws under the longarm, my scraps are now being sorted into said draws by colour, so I'm dipping into the hot red/yellows/pinks draw as well as the cool blues/greens 

and from there I can sit in the chair, and very slowly cut and sew, just a little bit without falling out the chair.
(falling over has been a bit of an issue - no alcohol involved either!)


the thing about scraps is, they have such memories - for instance, that lovely ditsy floral green was first given to me by Terri, and this little piece was snaffled up on a trip to Tikki, London on the very first trip to Fat Quarterly Retreat, with Di



this may end up only being a cushion, but slow and steady (ok, slow and very occasionally) will win the race for me at the moment!) 



I'm linking this post up with Nicky over at Mrs Sew and Sow for Scraptastic Tuesday!
(yes I know its not Tuesday either!)

11 comments:

Nicky said...

Ooh I remember the dizzies - not nice! Just go slow when you need to move - it will get better! Such pretty stitching, it will be a lovely quilt in it's time! Thank you for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

Donna~~ said...

Your flower block is lovely! I bought Jen's book also, and have been looking at that quilt too, wondering if it is something I could tackle. Is it as hard as it looks? Hope your dizzy spells pass soon. My mom had them quite badly a while back--ended up being crystals in her ear, but really sidelined her until it was figured out.

QuiltSue said...

Get well soon Trudi.

Wendy said...

Oh no, are you still suffering with labarinthitis? You have my full sympathy. I'm a vertigo girl myself but that comes and goes, it's not full time like yours.

Sarah said...

oh troodes, sorry you're not feelin too good. big hug x

Sarah said...

oh troodes, sorry you're not feelin too good. big hug x

Judith, Belfast said...

That's one super pretty flower! Lovely memories too! Hope the head is settling some. Jxo

Katherine said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Love that sweet scrappy flower. Definitely worth all the work and proof that scraps are treasures!

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Oh Trudi, the dizzies suck! I'm a full-time vertigo sufferer and it is vile. I hope yours passes soon and you're back to your normal busy self. Hugs xxx

Leanne said...

I want to get that book, for just those times when working slowly is the right thing. I hope by now you are feeling better, those dizzy illnesses just suck.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love that block!!! Hope you're feeling better by now xxx