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....