3 April 2006

All Drive & Energy lost ...

... in part because I have been ill pretty much since last November. This is just sucking me dry, my ears are ringing, I'm coughing and just basically feel drained. Looking around all those quilting blogs is only partially a good remedy. It gets my motivation up for some time but then the exhaustion and bad conscience (considering everything else I should be doing) set in. The fact that I acquired a stomach bug on Saturday isn't helping either.

Whenever I finish one quilt, I have a hard time starting a new project. Also, since my planned projects are meant to be machined quilts, there is nothing for me to work on while lounging on the sofa. That's another source of discontent for me. Therefore I decided to start a new knitting project to tide me over. I will frog a cardie I made for Carola and use up the rest of some wool bought on sale ages ago to turn that into an argyle blankie. Don't ask me who the recipient will be, he/she will have to be small because it's not a lot of wool. I'll also frog two other projects I made of the scratchiest wool ever.

And then, one day, I may be motivated enough to cut fabric and get a start on my Noah's quilt. The one, where I calculated the enlargement needed only to find out that the copier couldn't cope with the size. Sigh.


Holly said...

That's a long time to be feeling sick! Hopefully with summer coming you will feel better and your spirits will lift.

Sharon said...

Sit back, and dream those projects. Get out the paper and sketch what you want, make lists of colors you want to put together. Look through magazines and books with patterns. Take your time and get healthy, stoke your inspiration while you wait. Take care and get well!

Brenda said...

Why is it when we are making something people ask "who is this one for?" Why can't I just make a quilt and have it for "whatever"??

Nice blog by the way.