Friday, March 30, 2007

TGI Friday!!!

I can honestly say I've never been more glad to see a Friday come round than I am this week.
During March I have put in about 35 hours overtime when I would normally only work 64 hours in total so you can imagine I've been pretty busy and the work has, in the main, been a steep learning curve so needed me to expend lots of brain power - not that easy when there's little there in the first place :o)))).
Little surprise then that I've not felt much like concentrating on stitching too.
However I have managed to drum up a little enthusiasm for the next row of my Ostrich.
I was vaguely aware that by now all my ladies were almost caught up with me and so I ought to make some progress with Round 6 which I've titled 'Opposites'
I had started off playing with flying geese in two fabrics using the two shades as geese or background but I really wasn't impressed with how the block had turned out - it didn't shout 'OPPOSITE!' enough to me.
So I had a rethink and plumped for hearts in positive and negative opposing each other.
Here are the first two blocks - I will probably only use one of them and do others in other fabric combinations as there are seven in the row so somewhere in the middle I would have an odd one out.
Then here are the next two initial blocks ready for cutting down the centre and rejoining.
It feels great to pick up some fabric again although I have to say I think it will take a little while to get back into full swing again and recover some energy and enthusiasm. Good job I have two weeks off work :o)

11 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The hearts are great. It's a nice idea, and such good therapy to be stitchin'! Enjoy.

Tanya said...

Your hearts look beautiful as always. I love the half hearts! I never would have thought of that. Hope you can relax over the weekend.

YankeeQuilter said...

I take it the work craziness is over? Or is it just standing aside for the two week break? The hearts look great!

Fiona said...

Commiserations on the work front. I've done nothing this week apart from start a doll quilt because I'm so bloomin' tired so I know just how you feel when you say it's going to take while to get your energy levels back - I'm sitting her myself just contemplating instead of actually sewing anything. The Easter break can't come quick enough. Love the heart blocks BTW.

Lily said...

Ooh I love the opposing hearts Anne!

So glad you survived Mad March. Am jealous of two weeks' holidays!

teodo said...

Your hearts are beautiful.
ciao ciao

Screen Door said...

I love your blocks, the colors are beautiful. Hope life slows down a little for everyone...

meggie said...

So glad you will have time to sew, & unwind! Nice hearts, great idea.

joyce said...

Love the hearts. I remember that TGIF feeling. I'm so glad to be retired!

Clare said...

Been there, done that and know how you feel. At least you managed to get a little bit of stitching in. Bonne vacances.

Libby said...

Opposites - you found a great way to express that. I think I would have been stumped *s* Glad you are going to have a little down time. Everyone needs a little time to rejuvenate.