Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Doing nothing

It's hard to blog when you aren't doing anything.  I have this (self-imposed) aim to blog at least once a week about my textiles work but I have not done any for a week now, so nothing to post about.
What I have been doing is going through my various piles of stuff and I have found things I had started years ago and forgotten about.  I have found lots of workshop stuff just left in their bags.
It is taking ages, at a slow pace, to get it all sorted and not to get side-tracked into things that are partly done.
Still, it is summer holidays and I can take my time and not stress about the pace at which I am working - or so I tell myself.  Not sure I am listening.

8 comments:

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Do take your time and enjoy the holidays!! you will be busy enough again after this spell.
A happy New Year to you! Vera

Mary said...

Thanks Vera, I keep getting slowed down by the various techniques I have intended doing. I am very interested in mixed media art quilts and have dabbled with online and distance classes but have yet to really launch into it. Maybe soon, if the weather stays cool.

mudbrickstudio said...

Hi Mary, I haven't done much either - although I started a series of garden stitcheries which I have been working on in the evenings. I have been trying to get on top of the weeding in the area around the house however the rain has given the dormant seeds a lease of life. Yesterday I tried to clean out some cupboards in my sewing room however I ended up with fabric all over the floor (and empty cupboards) because I kept getting sidetracked. Not just by the UFO's but also by my imaginings of how I could use the fabrics. However I keep reminding myself that I can't start anything new - this week anyway!

Mary said...

I am finding that the mess has to get enormous before it gets organised. I actually got rid of some fabric through a local community online group that advertises goods that are no longer wanted but that are still good. Then people email back to say they would like it and the things go to a good, new home. Much better than throwing it out, or keeping it because I 'might' use it one day in the future.

mudbrickstudio said...

I now have to do something about my sewing room after I discovered that the skylight has been leaking due to all the rain we have had recently. So some of the fabric on the floor is now wet! It is not my patchwork fabric thank goodness but remains of fabric used to make windcheaters and the like for my children when they were younger(I am a hoarder as you can see).
I will do as you suggest and donate it to the local school for art projects, as I can't see myself using it in the near future.

Mary said...

Hope the floods don't affect you too! So much rain, it's amazing. It's also hard to comprehend when you are insulated from it.

mudbrickstudio said...

Hi Mary,
I haven't been affected by the floods as my house is on the side of a hill but I have just send some photos to some friends whose houses were partially flooded by the creek - back rooms and kitchen, sheds etc. But nothing on the scale of the QLD floods.
I have been spending some time in the garden lately - planting pumpkin, carrots, sweet corn and capsicum. So many tomato plants self-seeded from last year that I have had to transplant them to make more room for them to grow. Now I just have to remember to water them every day.
The humidity has dropped quite a bit today which is a relief as I find it hard to function when the weather is so muggy.
Sorting out my magazines today, I came across an article in 2007 Quilting Arts about layered print making so tomorrow I am going to start making some stencils using string and some other odds and ends that I have here. I also watched a video that showed how to make screens using curtain sheer material so I thought that I might try that as well.
Cheers mudbrickstudio

Mary said...

Hello again. Isn't the weather strange? It is cool at the moment, almost cold overnight. I love it! I am going through old notes, from MANY years past, and am having big throw out. I hadn't realised how many CAE courses I had done over the years, mostly textile related.
Glad to hear you are not too badly affected by the floods. Hope it stays that way.