Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Fun is Back

I started a new bag last week.  I just wasn't sure the fun was back.  I thought maybe I would have to work really hard to get this bag done.  But I started the process.  Pick out the fabric.  Sometimes that is a bigger job than putting the bag together.  Now understand---with my crazy patch bags I need at least 4 and preferably 5 different fabrics that will play well together.  So I went to my Resource Center and pulled the yardage out.  Sorted pieces that would work together and I ended up with my kitchen table piled 3/4 full and at least 5" high with possibilities.  I narrowed that down to 4 piles and called my friend Vanessa who helped with the final decision of which pile to use.

 The job began.  To my surprise I started getting excited about the way it was all coming together.  It was back!!!   The Mojo!!!!!!!  The fun!!!!!!  All of it!!!  It took parts of 3 days to get the piecing done.  And 3 more days to finish the whole bag.  Only a couple hours a day (didn't want to push too hard).  So I entered this tote in a contest.  The friend who helped with the pile choice wants it when it is returned.  Are ya curious now.  Pictures might be nice about now huh.  Ok!!!!   Here it is.  Tell me what you think.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Whoot Whoot

I have reason to celebrate!!!!!!  I feel like the Mojo is back.  I mean really back.  FINALLY!!!!!!  I started 2 days ago picking out fabric.  Oh what a job!!!!!  The Resource Center is in about 11 different places.  But I knew where the yardage was.  That way I skipped over the remnants.  I WILL have to tackle those soon.  I spent one night (about 3 hrs) pulling it all out and sorting into color groups ones that hadn't been already.  I narrowed it down to 4 groups of 5 different pieces.  Then last night I made the decision--no backing out now.  The other 3 are sitting on the sidelines wondering when their turn will be.

So tonight I am getting things started.  I am actually excited.  Spring was the last time I felt like that.  If things work out well, I could make a lot of progress.  We shall see.  If I can not hit to many creative walls it might be done by next weekend.   It's not the putting it together, it's everything I have to do BEFORE I can put it together.  Can't wait to show it to you.