Wednesday, 10 April 2013

1/6 done?


or maybe 1/8 of the way done. I don't mind that I've still got a long way to go though because don't these look so pretty? I still have more that I've already made but I may go back to making individual rose stars soon.

Today I feel like I'm doing nothing right. Baby blues maybe? I have a creeping anxiety too that I'm trying to keep under control (I've had PND before and part of the anxiety is not wanting it again I'm sure). Just dealing with one thing at a time - which isn't always easy with a baby and two kidlets! Hoping for maybe an hour of peace later to read Mollie Makes, sew or maybe just stare into space doing nothing!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


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37 comments:

  1. I vote for stare into space, it's my favourite hobby :)

    The progress on this quilt is immense, you've worked tons on it! xx

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  2. Another vote for staring into space! Can't beat navel gazing sometimes.

    Your hand piecing is just beautiful!

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  3. Hang in there sweetie. I struggle with anxiety too (though strangely, I didn't when I had my babies) so I can identify somewhat. Take care of yourself, and let others take care of you too.

    Your quilt progress is beautiful though - just stare at THAT!

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  4. This EPP is beautiful, Lucy! I think we are living in such a hyper time it's important to remember that doing nothing sometimes is good for us. But talking to and connecting with others is often good too. Take care of yourself and, as Heather says, let others take care of you :)

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  5. yup. Beautiful. I love that you enjoy the process without feeling rushed and that you are enjoying seeing what you are creating. beautiful patchwork and can't wait to see the whole thing!

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  6. This is really looking gorgeous!! Hopin you have a nice peaceful day!! Sending calming thoughts your way!!
    Jan

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  7. This is looking so good, that pattern is awesome!

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  8. You are a rock star! That is looking gorgeous Dahling! I suffer from GAD and my cousin had PND so I hear you. Just being aware an acknowledging how you are feeling is half the battle! Have a (decaf) cuppa and lose yourself in a good (trashy) book. xoxo

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  9. Beautiful hand piecing. Look after yourself sweetie and make the most of your safe hour to chill. Be kind to yourself. Di x

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  10. Beautiful work, take the time to be kind to yourself. I had PND but didn't realise it at the time, he's a big strapping 16 year old now so it's a long time ago but I remember the feelings of despair at a time when I should have been happy. Hugs ... Sarah x

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  11. I also vote stare into space and just breath. Your wip is beautiful. An amazing amount of work has gone into just this 1/6th.

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  12. fabulous progress miss Lucy and I still owe you one of those - better get cracking on it before you finish !

    Staring into space is maybe what your body needs at the moment or even better 40 winks!

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  13. it's lovely. Take care of yourself xx

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  14. Oh Lucy, take care of yourself and get plenty of rest and remember that you can't do everything.
    Loving the rose stars

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  15. Hang in there and remember that you have to take care of YOU, too, to enable you to care of your kidlets and baby. Stare, read, meditate ... whatever you need.

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  16. Don't you worry about doing nothing, if you get the chance - take it! Your Rose Stars are gorgeous.x

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  17. I love these!!! Beautiful ;)

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  18. That looks amazing! I am hoping for an hour later... To finish a cushion... That would be amazing! Hope you get a chance to multi task - a bath and mollie makes?

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  19. Wow! This is just amazingly gorgeous! I want to make some too!! Hang on in there, the good days make up for the bad ones xxx

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  20. You've got the right idea with taking things one at a time. Staring into space sounds awesome!! Or you could stare at that beautiful paper piecing and know you do indeed get things right. Be kind to yourself.

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  21. Just take care of yourself, the old hormones are retreating; and doing nothing once in a while is good

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  22. Your blocks look beautiful Lucy! And hang in there - there are times when you have to put yourself and your health as a priority over other things.

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  23. I agree with Rachaeldaisy- be gentle with yourself...your health is top priority! And you children need their mother to be healthy and happy! Your Rose Star quilt is looking fabulous! Are you really making over 100 of these?! By golly, that's a marathon.

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  24. Love the EPP, it's beautiful. Take it easy on yourself honey, 3 kids is a lot of work and small babies are demanding. I find that tiredness is a big contributor to that anxious feeling, so maybe 40 winks when she's napping would help too. Quiet me-time is essential though xx

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  25. Your EPP is so beautiful just like your beautiful soul. Look after you, Lucy. xx

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  26. Hope you got a little relaxation and 'you' time

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  27. sometimes staring into space is just what is needed. Beautiful hand piecing - I love it!

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  28. These look beautiful - take care of yourself x

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  29. I misread at first and thought "star into space" would be the name of this lovely quilt (even though I´m not sure of this is even correct English) but it totally made sense with all those star flowers floating in the low volume space...

    Take care! Hope there is enough chocolate within reach and a helping hand to get you some rest.

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  30. It's beautiful! Take care of yourself and don't forget that you're allowed to slow down xxx

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  31. I meant to come back and comment on this, but I forgot!!
    All I wanted to say was, practice the staring into space - it is useful at all ages in life!

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  32. i think it's stunning. this will be one of those quilts that your children and children's children and children's children's children will cherish, don't stop now! i hope you get to feeling better, nothing worse than the blues. sending hugs!

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  33. Hey Lucy, I understand having anxiety. It's something I live with and in that whacky cycle it works in, one of the things I get anxious about is thinking I'll always be anxious. Ridiculous though, because most days are good days. Sounds like you're having a bad day. Get some rest, take care of yourself. Just keep a check on it and speak to someone if you're really on edge still in a couple of weeks. Hugs from Australia xxx

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  34. Lucy it is so gorgeous. When my boys were smaller I found that some deep breathing/defocusing when having a shower or doing the dishes(my only alone times) was the only thing that got me through. I think you are doing an amazing job.

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  35. This looks AMAZING! I'm so in love with it :-) I can't wait until I get to work on the background, too! Thanks, as always, for the inspiration :-D

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