Been stitchin'..honest

I have been stitching,  just not blogging. I have been feeling...ho hum. Not depressed, which is great, just not particularly motivated, which is probably more depression, than the "I can't handle this, leave me alone while I cry "usual" depression. I would quite happily lay in bed all day and stare at the ceiling, and I do mean happily!
So anyway, onto more interesting  things. Below is one of my commitments completed, Suzie W's swap block. She wanted pinks and green and a "romantic" feel. The pic doesn't show it, but it is a lovely sparkly block with lots of beads and sequins.



And this is a bag I have been working on for myself. It is a knot bag, but a big one. It will hold an A4 folder comfortably, and will be an over the shoulder jobby, rather than a wristlet. All the tatting is from the auction that I bought a while ago. I wrestled with myself cutting some of this up, but I figured I will get to enjoy it regularly this way, as will others.This bag is also a wee experiment for my next quilt. One of my (many) plans is to incorporate the tatting into a quilt. I love green, and that tatting sits nicely against it. I am thinking about a "blue and green, should never be seen" concept. Green piecing and blue embellishment/stitching. A whole quilt may be a bit of an undertaking, but I see a wall hanging...although the tatted doilies are mostly so big that it may not actually be that bad. I also wanted to attempt a whole cloth centre. A lot to think about.

Well, I am avoiding writing my report for a meeting tonight (2 hrs away in fact) and apparently I am supposed to feed the whanau as well....

7 comments:

TattingChic said...

WOW! That knot bag is going to be SOME bag! I can see why it would be hard to cut up the tatting for it, but it was not a loss at all! It's just beautiful! Love what you've done with the tatting on both pieces (the bag and the block)!

Ati. Norway. said...

Jo the block for Sue is lovely! I like the type of bag you'r making. Beautiful colors too.

CrazyKwilter said...

I'm sorry you're feeling kinda...meh.. I know how that feels.

Beautiful use of tatting on Suzie's block. Do you tat?
The bag is awesome...

CrazyKwilter said...

ennui was the word I was thinking of!

Paula Hewitt said...

i know how you feel. been there, done that.
the bag and the tatted doileys look great. i like your blue and green idea.
and i agree about hokey pokey. :)

Elisabeth Braun said...

You sound a bit burned out. Do take care!=)

talia said...

Your blog was the first i've visited in about a week or so... i love to look at the things you stitch, they are so breath taking and I would just go crazy to be SO talented... with such vision! I found it interesting that you've been 'down' a bit too! I have had almost no vision... i keep picking up the needle yet i cannot stitch... i am totally blank and it's not helping with the feeling of maybe i'm depressed? I've been on the couch watching CSI: Miami and Law & Order: Criminal Intent non-stop, great huh? Anywho, not that I find comfort in a fellow sister being down, perhaps it's seasonal? I just wish i could get some kind of vision, i have a swap deadline to meet, has to be in the mail by Wednesday! oh brother! Love what you've going going here, it's quite beautiful!
Cheers and better days to you Jo!
talia in NJ