Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wonky Hearts

I'm completely pooped today. Had to drive DH to the VW dealership to retrieve his car after having it serviced. That was before I even had breakfast. I'm one of those people who has to eat regularly and on time; I suspect skipping breakfast was a bad move. Oh well. It was unavoidable in this case. I may just have to lower my expectations for the day. {sigh}

I've been making some wonky free pieced hearts a la Tonya at Lazy Gal Quilting.

Yesterday I played around with setting them. Not a lot of options when there are only six!

This is a very controlled palette for me. Normally I'm all over the place with colors. (Except now that I think about it, the last journal quilt was a very tight palette too. Hmmm.) These hearts (and their backgrounds) only use five different batiks. Nothing else seemed to want to be in this project! The downside is that I have very little left of a couple of the prints so I am limited in what I can do. It's hard not to run down to my LQS to see if there's something there I could use but I don't want a toxic reaction on top of this lethargy!

You know it's bad when even making the rounds of the blogs sounds like too much work. Might be a good day to pick up a familiar book...


  1. Hi Sue, just popping in to say hello and see how you are doing. Sorry to hear you're not 100%, hope you will be soon.
    Scraps from last week look like alot of fun!! Hugs, Finn

  2. Wow. I love the hearts and the colors you're using. Sorry you aren't feeling great but at least your talent is waning even if your strength is. Hang in there--tomorrow is coming.

  3. Love batiks!

    Hope your creative energy vooms soon!

    Love and hugs, Carol

  4. your wonky hearts are very nice..get some rest..

  5. Sounds like you need a break! Something different and exciting in it's difference. I'm sure your allergy is affecting you but it sounds like the blahs have attacked also. I know when I have the blahs as not only does blogging not sound appealing but neither does that book! Hope you feel better soon.

    I see you've changed your name. Have I been gone that long? Oh my. I've been getting so far behind on stuff I haven't kept up with all my blogging friends. Shame,shame on me Magpie Sue.

  6. This blah thing has to pass! I'm afflicted too - it's a bit worrisome. When blog cruising seems too much trouble, and I lose interest in art and inspiration, I'm in trouble and need a break. SOON - I do hope you are better soon, as I really really enjoy your blog - writing style as well as pictures and projects.


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