Sewing Therapy

Monday, January 11, 2010

Scrap Block, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Today was the first day of the spring semester. I was definitely not ready to go back. Break never seems long enough and I really hate the cold. I am however, ready to get back into a routine. I just wish I wasn't snowing! Oh well. My classes today went okay and there have been no tears yet, which is a pretty big accomplishment! I'm notorious for being weepy on the first day of school. I don't know what it is, the anxiety, the new people, new professors, it just has never sat well with me. Needless to say, I will be very glad when Friday afternoon rolls around! :)

In order to keep the good mood rolling today I decided I would sit down and start playing around with possible blocks for the 3 x 6 Sampler Quilt Mini Bee. I am super excited to get started, I have never been in any kind of bee before! I actually have never made a quilt block before today! However, since I have been sewing for 4 or 5 years, I think I'll be okay! As long as I don't choose a block with curves I'll be good to go! :) I have always been super picky about everything being straight, and cut precise and lined up which I'm learning is pretty important in piecing, so I'm not worried. I just hope my beehive members don't get worried!

Scrap Block, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Anyways, this is the first block I tried out. I just kind of cut pieces as I went. I guess it's sort of a semi wonky log cabin? I like it, but I definitely want to use skinnier strips next time! :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Grilled Cheese
Sound of: Harry Potter 6
Taste of: Cookies
Sight of: Stacked Fabric
Feel of: Fleece

Good Things about Today:
- Tear-free first day back to school!
- Successfully made my first quilt block!
- No homework yet!


  1. your comments on my child's first day were so kind...thank you.
    it seems you can relate! i'm loving the pink and yellow combo you have going on in that block there. i adore wonky quilts. free, creative, unstructured quilts. i made my first one just a few weeks ago and now i have the fever.
    soooo glad you didn't cry today. me neither. although i was close...

  2. Congratulations on the first day of school! :)


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