So I know I have been a tad absent, and its not because I don't love you all, it's because I've been missing my mojo. I have not picked up a thread or sat at my machine in weeks and this has unfortunately left me with nothing to show for myself. I have no finishes. No WIPs, no progress of any kind to show.
But that all changed today.
Now, I have to confess that not only had I lost my sewing mojo, I had also lost my Christmas spirit. We have no tree. No lights. No calendar. No carols on the stereo. For the first time in my life, my house is Christmas free. All my Christmas paraphernalia is still inside our roof!
I got myself up this morning and took myself shopping. I bought alllllll the presents for every single person I needed to buy for (yes my lack of spirit extends so far that I hadn't bought presents) including my usual splurge on S-a-n-t-a presents. And when I got home I realised that our stockings are still in the roof! Well rather than the simple alternative of getting them down, I decided I would buy more fabric and make some new Santa sacks!
I know everyone does stockings, but I have always found that to be an awkward shape when it comes time for stuffing. So we have always used pillow cases and called them Santa sacks. Now, I can make that! It's two rectangles sewn together on three sides... Easy!
I could have been super easy on myself and used panels. I could have been easy on myself and done some appliqué with fabric paint (an old school tradition in my family for making Christmas items). But I decided I would do some patchwork. And I'd try QAYG. And I'd do it with improv piecing. And it's awesome!
I've only made one front so far, and I'm cheating and using a plain back, but I love it. It's so much more my husband then anything I've ever bought for him. It makes me so very very happy. And it makes me feel like I've got my sew-jo back! :-)