The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface

So it is that we develop

But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work

For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece. Javan

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Encouraging Signs

Ever so slowly and hopefully on a daily basis, I am returning to
my sewing room.  After a long year full of doctors, infusions and such, and a broken arm,
I am calling this "my kind of physical therapy."

This past week I definitely enjoyed sewing and having fun,
even if my arm doesn't particularly like a lot of cutting right now.
I can work with that by just spreading it over a couple days.

Thank you so much to Marlene from
for her brillant idea of "Welcome To The Neighborhood"  visits.
We will be getting to know our blogging friends a lot better
so be sure and comment telling me a little something about yourself,
or what you have been working on or hope to be working on,
or any new quilting trends or really good tips I likely have missed,
Everything works for me ...  
What Fun -

From the first of January

To the last of January...

Shelves DWH made for my stash
All that inbetween stuff is what took so long and I am pleased
it is now a workable room with new organized bookcases and plastic bins.
I "kinda know" where things are stored and anticipate rearranging as I go along.
I downsized from a 14'  x 24' to a 10' x 12' room,
spent many days unpacking tubs reorganizing
and labeling, sorting and stashing.
I now have my own gorilla shelves in the garage for batting tubs,
 and other "needful things."  Love it !!!

Projects and progress for this past week ...
Magnolia Wreath Cut Ups

An old UFO Pattern

Starting off small and all ready to sew tomorrow.
I found my tub of pillowcase kits that were made by
my Golden Girls sewing group a year ago when we sewed bi-monthly
for ConKerr Cancer patients.  A couple of the ladies have moved away
and we lost one of our very creative Golden Girls.
 I want to finish the pillowcases for ConKerr, A Case For Smiles, while
 remembering all the really good times we ladies had making them .
I started with the Easter fabric kits.

Easter ConKerr pillowcases, a case for smiles

Oh so cute.
Another wonderful finish was my Redwork tea towel last weekend...
this is a Busy As Can Be design.
A future Christmas present and isn't she lovely!!!
I feel that I have a made a good start with my sewing room therapy...
which feels more like mental therapy.  I have so many kits and projects
that were packed away last year -  all just waiting for my attention.
I definitely forgot all the projects that I have been so richly blessed with.

Feels pretty darn good to be creating and sewing again.
I will be looking around to see what kind of wonderful things
I can pass on in a giveaway very soon.

Thank you for dropping by and
please have a delicious kind of day
filled with joyous things that make you happy.
Don't forget that comment!!! and come back often
to visit.
Judy C


taylorsoutback said...

Yeah for you - looks like you are definitely doing better - so enjoy seeing your new sewing area unfolding. And all those projects - wow!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

So happy to see where you do your lovely, creative work, my friend and neighbor! You did a wonderful job of downsizing your space, it is so warm and welcoming; I love that matchstick window blind too. The pillowcases are very sweet and the tea towel is just terrific. I am so happy that you are back blogging again, but more than that that you are well enough to sew and type; thanks be to God! Life is GOOD!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I bet it feels so good to get back to do what you love. Your sewing room loves having you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so jealous of that long row of shelves with your stash on it - it's perfect for seeing what you have! blessings, marlene

Michelle May said...

It's so great to have you back. I tell ya girlfriend, I'm totally impressed by what you did downsizing from your old space to your new space. Of course, I still have fabric storage envy for those awesome shelving pieces! Looooooove them!

Hugs and love ya bunches.
:) :) :)

Carrie P. said...

Love those cabinets for your fabric stash! Your Magnolia project is pretty. Nice fabrics.

Sharon Dawn said...

Wonderful sewing room! I wish I was as organized as you! I love your redwork stitches!