I'm just not in the mood for much of anything these days. I've always said that January is the one month of the year that I would love to escape from every year. Today's freezing foggy day isn't helping matters either. So I haven't touched any stitching for weeks now, can't seem to focus on any one thing for very long.
There have been a few little projects that have taken up some of my time. I have these three Grady gowns ready to take to smocking guild tonight. There are three more in my project box in various stages of readiness, and in a purge of my fabrics I found some cottons that would be appropriate to make more from. Our guild hasn't been producing nearly enough of these gowns for the NICU the last few years and we really should make that a priority for this year.
For awhile now I've been frustrated with the paper that seems to come at me from everywhere and ends up in piles and overflowing the cute little basket organizer I had in the kitchen. The basket wasn't quite wide enough, so paper didn't fit quite right - but it was a convenient spot. Last night I decided to take a Costco milk box (I have an unending supply of these!), cut off the top flaps, and tore strips from a bunch of fat quarters I had. I used Mod Podge to glue them down and seal them. This is the result - after pitching a bunch of old papers and organizing some of the leftovers into file folders. In the past I've used contact paper to cover cardboard and have been pleased with the resulting inexpensive container, but I really had fun with the fabric and glue and plan to do more.
Well, friends, thanks for putting up with me. There's so much to do that I'm frustrated at not being able to get even a small portion of it done, feeling pulled in about a thousand directions. Maybe the sun will come out tomorrow and I'll feel cheerier.