Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Little Wool Fun

Some of you know I've been in the bed for a couple of weeks with a sciatic nerve issue.  I hate sciatic nerves.  I have no idea why we need them but I'm pretty sure we don't.

Anyway, I got this little piece prepped and ready in one of my brief periods when the pain meds were doing their thing and my brain was still functioning too.  That didn't always happen at the same time.


Then, when I started cutting my meds in half I was able to do the hand stitching and today, when I've been more off the meds than on I got the pillow back on it.  He turned out pretty cute I think.


I've even got another pillow top started with most of the hand stitching done.  My friend Michelle from Raspberry Rabbits is going to like it.  That should give you a clue what little furry animals might be on it.  :)  Tomorrow, if I have any energy at all left after a visit to the chiropractor's and the allergy clinic to get shots, I hope to finish it.

Thank goodness I started several weeks ago on a project for the upcoming So She Sews Blog Hop - I won't have a lot of different things done for that when my post goes up on Friday but I'll at least have something there!

The ironic thing about not feeling good enough to be up and sewing is that you sit and look at magazines and quilt books and online tutorials and end up with this looooong list of things you want to make but you have no strength or energy to make them.  And when you feel well enough to make all those things you have a million other things that real life requires, like cooking and shopping and laundry and not much time for sewing.  Funny how life works that way.  Or not funny, whatever the case might be.


20 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, this is so cute! Glad you are feeling a bit better - take your time in healing though. Yes, we gather all those grandious plans and then there is the laundry. My house is in serious need of cleaning.

sunny said...

Cooking and shopping and laundry are overrated. When you'er feeling up to it - SEW!!!!

susie said...

Oh so cute and I can't wait to see the next pillow idea!
Get better! I just got over the Flu/Cold and know just what you mean...I have a stack of magazines with post-its sticking out and have no clue what they all are. Recipes...Ideas?... yep it's funny... Feel Better Soon
Hugs, susie

Kristi said...

I love this little pillow--so cute and meaningful!

Tracy P. said...

How perfect--a wool sheep! I'm so glad you are doing better. Now don't overdo it!!

Michelle said...

Your pillow turned out absolutely adorable. It sounds like you are making strides, and starting to feel better. Now hurry up and finish healing and feel all better. Hugs!

Susannah said...

Take it easy, Marlene, and ease back into your daily routine. I absolutely love the little sheep pillow. I am thinking that you made up the pattern. It is adorable! Good work for a lady who has not been feeling that well. Take care and get better very soon!

Blessings,
Susannah

Grammy Staffy said...

I love the pillow and the verse with it. I'm glad that you were up to making it. I keep you in my prayers.. keep getting better. My post today is on 1Thessalonians 5:16-18. It made me feel better. Maybe it will help you to sweet friend. I hope each day will bring you less pain. Hugs, Lura

Julie Fukuda said...

I agree that sciatic nerves are hard to deal with. I think cold weather makes them even more unhappy. Hope you are feeling better each day. The little sheep is just darling.

Needled Mom said...

That is soooo cute. It always seems like there is never enough time for all the ideas we see.

Connie said...

I hope you are starting to feel better! What a beautiful pillow and thank goodness you have quilt books and things to keep you busy!

Karen said...

Such a sweet sheep design. I like it when there are words added to a piece.

Kyle said...

Your pillow is super sweet with a wonderful message. Glad each day seems to give you more strength and less pain.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the pillow it is cute. Take it easy, and I sew understand about not feeling well, and just creating more creative havoc in your head.

Tammy said...

Oh how I love this project. Great job on it.

Createology said...

As John Lennon once said, "Life is what happens while we are busy making plans." So true. Your pillow is woolunderful. Glad to hear you are getting better. Healing Energy...

Sharon Dawn said...

That turned out so cute. I love the sweet sheep!

Vickie said...

That is a baaaaautiful lamb ! I know what you mean about the long list of want-to's. that life overtakes with have-too's. Glad to hear your a (little bit ) better. Keep on healing prayers for you !

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Sending you healing hugs and praying for your recovery to be speedy and complete. I love that pillow!

sandra said...

I am glad you are feeling some better but don't go back at it too fast because those sciatic nerves can act up fast and you re flat out again . Hugs and blessings