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...


Finn said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Love batiks!

Hope your creative energy vooms soon!

Love and hugs, Carol

Erin said...

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

freebird said...

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.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

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.