Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Anybody there???


Tap... Tap... Tap... is this thing on?? ;0)

Believe it or not, I've started stitching again. I've decided to enter the Alliance for Quilts Crazy for Quilts contest as a way to jump start my creative self. I've set aside the Midsummer Quilt for now to concentrate on the Crazy for Quilts contest. I need to reconnect to crazy quilting and bring something to completion. I need to immerse myself in all the lovely bits and pieces that make up today's crazy quilt. Midsummer is still very much in the back of my mind and I'll return to it soon, hopefully with renewed vigor and creative spirit.

This is the focus block of the quilt:
M' Lady
This is a transfer from an eBay seller that I fused to a doily found at a local antique mall. I love the way she looks like she is dreaming of the future!

I'm piecing it completely in vintage linens that I've picked up here and there. It's been nice to use some of them on this project, they seem to match perfectly with the tone of the piece. Colors will be mostly pink with green here and there. I can't wait to really get into it!

I'm feeling much better now, I'm actually able to stay up past 8:30pm!! WooHoo! ;0) I feel a bit like I've finally pulled myself up out of a rather deep hole. The past 8 months of not really being able to think and being so tired have taken a toll on my job performance and, well, let's just say I've been concentrating on rebuilding my boss' confidence in my abilities. 'Nuff said on that subject!

I'm committed to working diligently on this project, finishing it and then moving forward to the Midsummer Quilt. I hope you will all come along for the ride!

I'll be back in a few, ladies. Take care and be creative!


Allison Ann Aller said...

Oh yes, we are here and so glad to see you, too!
This CQ is going to be delicious, and a fabulous entry to a worthy cause. I'm so glad you are jumping back into stitching this way.

The best news is that you are feeling better. Huzzah!

Debra said...

Good to see you back at your blog and back to stitching!

Very feminine piece and since most of the bidders will probably be women--a good silk print for your stitching.

Threadspider said...

Lovely to have you back and stitching Marty, and glad you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Great to hear you're feeling better, Marty and now have energy to start on this new project. Glad to see you haven't left the thought of dreaming behind in the new work and are coming back to Midsummer later.

Best wishes,

Linda said...

Still Here, still reading you. Not stitching much due to other work (all good), but glad you are still there.

Linda @ Chloe in Aussie Land

sharonb said...

I am here too - a little late and puffing after a dash through the door but I am waving

Rissa said...

Yeah! I am so glad you are stitching again! The print looks like a Harrison Fisher.

Amy Milne said...

Marty, thanks so much for entering and blogging about the AAQ's Crazy for Quilts contest. Love your starting point--can't wait to see the final quilt. Love the idea of using vintage napkins.


Plays with Needles said...

Hello!! I LOVE the beginning...glad to see you again!

Jo in NZ said...

Marty, I so look forward to watching you stitch again.
Please don't tap on the monitor like that again, you gave me a heck of a fright!!

cq4fun said...

Beautiful center! How's that going?