Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Running on Empty....

I am still all adrift due to the family health crisis, which has stabilized somewhat, but is not without its daily stresses. I am heading into the holiday season with very little reserve energy capacity, so I am not laying any expectations on myself. Just taking life a day at a time.

Handcrafts still provide much needed sanity, although I sometimes have to struggle to pick up a needle or a hook.

Finished my garlic knots wallhanging:

 And my tumblers quilt is ready for binding:




Finishing up some baby things for the Bella's Babies winter drive. Working on an old UFO: The Winter Sampler from Crabapple Hill. Sorry for the bad photo.


Making a few Idaho Square Dance Blocks, trying to figure out what I want to do as the alternate block. I don't think this option is going to make it to the finals. I don't want to do the log cabin blocks that Bonnie did in her quilt, because we sleep under a log cabin quilt every night. Been there, done that.


I seem to start things, then lose steam. Maybe I just need to scale it back and make some string blocks or something.  Like I said: running on empty here. Hoping to get a surge of energy when En Provence drops its first clue on Friday. 

3 comments:

Louise said...

Hang in there, Joanne! I think it's OK to just let this time of low inspiration pass. Clearly your energy is needed to help your family member, and that's how it should be. I like your idea of just doing some string blocks to give your hands some work while your mind rests a bit. You're in my thoughts. I hope you have a thankful Thanksgiving.

joanne w said...

thanks Louise, I was able to sit at my machine to piece for a while, and it helped! Happy thanksgiving to you and your loved ones too

joanne w said...

thanks Louise, I was able to sit at my machine to piece for a while, and it helped! Happy thanksgiving to you and your loved ones too