The bug seems to have left me devoid of my sewing mojo (it maybe that I've got too many ideas about what to make I have no idea what to start on!) and well...a tad...in need of what I think they call in America, An Intervention.
I had planned at the weekend to make my mug rugs and goodies for the goodie swap. However, there was no way I was up for sewing while feeling so yucky so I slobbed about and read. Not just books, but also so many blogs I nearly went boss eyed. In some cases I scanned every post some bloggers had ever posted. I'm not divulging which ones because an intervention is one thing, the police knocking on my door for cyber stalking is quite another ;-)
As I'd emptied my little Fortnum and Mason hamper, I'd previously filled with my favourite fabric treasures, I decided to fill it with treasured scraps. You know special ones because I either Really LOVE the material and/or they've been sent to me by friends.
Can you believe that tiny bag is all the Liberty Tana Lawn I own. Hmmm think I'll need more if I'm ever going to do that Liberty Quilt!
But as I started pulling out other tubs and bags I found this:
followed by this...
...and then this
I really need to sort these and probably throw at least 50% away. I mean some are tiny - little bigger than an inch square. I had the idea of doing a ticker tape quilt. I even had a little practice with a mug rug top; I am not convinced I should finish it and send to my partner in the goodie swap. Just well...you can judge for yourself why!
So in the face of all these scraps did I go and throw 50% away? Did I heck. I saw that Kaelin was destashing some of her scraps so I went and bought two bundles. Yeah I know. In need of an Intervention.
Ps. If you're one of my partners in the goodie swap. Please feel free to tell me exactly what sort of mug rug and goody you'd like. If I don't get a my mojo back you may just be getting a bag of scraps and a note suggesting you make yourself a little something and I'm sure you won't appreciate that at all!!! ;-)