Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Inspired to be creative

Thank you all so much for your support - I have been overwhelmed!  I have tried to reply to everyone but some of your comments had "no-reply" so if I haven't thanked you personally THANK YOU!

A late Christmas present arrived this weekend


One that I had ordered for myself ;o)


And it is absolutely lovely.

I read it on Sunday afternoon and was delighted to realise that I was getting itchy fingers again so on Monday morning Dot dragged me outside to help tidy up the sewing room and I got busy cutting out the fabrics for this fabulous winter quilt.


The only problem now is that I can't find the sewing machine leads anywhere!  I had my machine in the house in November when we were having lots of renovations done and I think the leads have been tidied away somewhere.


I may just have to borrow Dot's machine!

Lucy x

27 comments:

nicolette said...

I love Kajsa’s book! All her whimsical designs are so adorable!
I’m sure Dot will lend you her lovely little red machine! Happy stitching!

wonderwoman said...

Oh Lucy, what a fantastic book , may just have to get that one - no wonder you feel inspired!
xxxx

Gina said...

That is going to be a lovely quilt. I hope you find those leads soon!

Annie said...

Bugger I hate when you can't find stuff like that good luck hunting for them. Glad inspiration has hit.

Dragonfly said...

Hi Lucy
I'm so glad you've got the bug going again and it's not surprising with that book! I got hold of my copy at the weekend too (it had taken forever!). I love that foxy quilt and am determined to learn how to 'write' with my machine!

Sherman Unkefer said...

What a fantastic book!
Happy stitching!

MichelleW said...

That book is on my Amazon wishlist - I got the doodle embroidery motif collection for Christmas as it's great when books have you reaching for your threads and eager to make a start.

Hope the leads turn up - or I'm sure Dot will be happy to let u use lil red.

Have fun.

Hugs
Shell x

Poshyarns said...

Hurrah, I am so pleased to read that you are feeling enthused by a new project, hope those leads appear very soon.

periwinkle said...

I ordered that book from Amazon on the 30th November and I'm still waiting - is that where you got yours from? Glad to hear the " itch " is coming back x

marit said...

Looks like a lot of fun in that book!
To bad about your sewing machine leads- but i'm sure Dot is willing to let you use hers:-)

Ali said...

Your mojo's coming back! Now if only the same were true for those pesky leads - they'll be in a safe place....

Simone said...

Creativity strikes and you lose your tools!!! I do that all the time. I am glad you have your inspiration back Lucy. x

Jackie said...

Oh you MUST find those leads!!!
This looks like the perfect project to get you back in the swing of things.
x

The List Writer said...

That book has been on my wanty list for so long...and has now leaped straight to the top of that list! What a gorgeous quilt design. I'm not a fan of real foxes but that fabric one is just lovely!

Sarahs House said...

Its lovely to see you back to blogging and crafting. Sometimes we just need to have a little outlet, just for us.
Take care.

Sarah x

Moogsmum said...

Ooh lovely - that's going to be gorgeous! Of course, you're a totally bad influence as Kajsa's book is now going to have to slip off my Amazon wish list and into my basket - what a shame :o)

Good luck with finding your leads, Locket, although I'm sure Dot won't mind you taking over her machine for a while.

Moogs xxxx

French Knots said...

Oh it looks a wonderful book! A spot of creativity is so soothing, hope the pesky leads turn up.xx

trash said...

Maybe you could hand-stitch it all Locket? Hahahahahahahaha

ladydi said...

I was admiring that very book today in a quilty catalog I was perusing while eating lunch at work. I hate when things like your leads get "organized into oblivion" as my husband calls it. When you find them you'll say, "Oh yes, it seemed like such a good place to put them at the time."

Thimbleanna said...

Yay! You're really back! That's a fun winter quilt -- I love Trash's comment!!!

Jane said...

Loving the quilt, hope yo find your machine leads soon Happy New Year Jane x

Helen said...

Yeah !!!!!
Back with gusto
Love Helen xx

Twiggy said...

Hooray your itchy fingers are back :) The quilt is going to be lovely.
twiggy x

Leanne said...

Good to hear the creative juices are flowing again. Hope you find the lead it is really frustrating when you have to stop for something like that. urrrrrr. I have seen that book it has lots of lovely things in it.

Kitty said...

I believe that creativity is very 'healing' to the spirit, so I'm really pleased to read that you have got the 'making' juices flowing. It's going to be gorgeous too. Take care :) xx

Vale said...

I'm so happy to read you with itchy fingers! Crafting is a great medicine...
Here in Italy everything is going well, my baby is now olmost 4 month old and he is the sweetest baby I've ever seen, because he is mine, I think ^_^
A big hug and... carry on with a smile!

joanie said...

I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that you lost your leads. Not happy that they're lost, but happy that I'm not the only one who loses things during quick tidy ups.
I hope that quilt is coming along, it's very cute and the book looks great too.