I’m bored….I must be feeling better!
I’ve been cutting scraps for the last couple of weeks. I can’t focus on my projects because I have had a run of bronchitis and the cough syrup and meds make me fuzzy. I’m tired of being sick. I’m bored cutting scraps. I must be getting better!
I’ve missed a guild meeting, church services, my Queen Bee’s yesterday……My friends are calling and wanting to bring food or run errands, my Pastor called to find out if I was alive, I have missed newsletter deadlines at church…..I am not having any fun. 😦 I’m all done (out of patience) with the coughing! With the terrible flu that is going around, I am avoiding going out to do anything. I don’t want to add my nasty germs to the mix. Google said it takes 3 weeks to get over this, and my visit last week to the doctor confirmed what I already knew. I decided it was risky to return to the doctor when I seem to be on the tail end. (Too many sick people to come in contact with at the Doc’s office)
For the last 2 weeks, all I have managed to do is stand at the iron and press scraps, and stand at the cutting table and cut into my “scrap management” sizes. This was a much needed therapy from being stuck in the recliner too sick to care.
Now, I am 3/4 of the way through the yellow tower of terror….down to the blue level, and only 2 more to go plus the basket on the floor underneath……progress…..
I’ve grown tired of fiddling with scraps. My string boxes (5 shoeboxes) were full. No place to put any more cut pieces. And my sewing machine is calling, loudly, to sew. I can sit and sew for hours without expending a lot of energy. I MUST be getting better. It helps to just sit and stare out at the tree tops while I mindlessly sew.
I grabbed an old phone book, and removed some pages, got out the paper cutter and cut 6.5″ squares, and just started to sew. Three days, and 3 or more bobbins later, I have a few string blocks.
The bronchitis is better, still coughing, reduced meds, so less fuzzy headed. My sewing room is calling to me. I am getting better. SEWING IS THERAPY!
I just need 1 more 6.5″ string block to bring the number up to 60. (Fuzzy brain miscounted when cutting the phone book papers……)(Oh heck, why not…I should make 100…..) Not sure what will happen to these pretty little blue blocks with their pops of purple. The will end up in a ziplock and I will add them to a charity quilt at some point.
Sometimes a little mindless sewing along with an audio book is the perfect medicine. (That, and the milkshake the hubby brought me when he was out running errands yesterday). I might be cured……
Now, back to the scrap management. I feel inspired to clear out the rest of the blues that are pressed and on the table waiting to be cut……projects await and my fuzzy brain is clearing.
Do you do “mindless sewing” when you are bored?
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