I Made A Thing! And Some Moving News

warning: written on this bloody ipad so the links aren’t all HTML. Ugh.

Oh my goodness, you guys have been SO supportive about my battle with depression (see post below)- I was overwhelmed at your kindness! I was afraid when I wrote the post that no one would even read it as I’d been away so long, but I really felt I owed you all an honest apology. Thank you so much!

And I’ve been sewing again! I’m a member of Romsey Quilters (http://romseyquilters.co.uk) and it’s their 30th anniversary this year so we’re making mini quilts to celebrate. Here’s mine:
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What do you think? I got the tutorial and templates from Lee at Freshly Pieced (http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?page_id=1534) and I’m now hooked on making minis from her templates. Seriously, why didn’t I make minis before? I can nearly get one from start to finish in a single day. Talk about instant gratification!

And we have moving news! Apparently we’re moving Friday the 8th. I’ve paid for the movers, and even paid the extra so they will pack us up. However, there are still things we have to do and pack ourselves. I’m especially protective of my sewing supplies. (Aren’t we all?!)

I promise I’ll post pics of my new house soon! I probably shouldn’t post any now since technically it’s not ours yet and that would probably be a bit creepy…

I’ll be really glad when this moving thing is over. I’m so stressed that I guess I’m clenching my jaw all day long without realising it, so at night I can’t sleep because I’m in agony. Seriously, I didn’t get to sleep till 5:30! I’m so silly.

I hope you are all having marvellous weekends, and if you lived nearby I’d have you over for my housewarming party. If I ever get off my bum and have one. Maybe we could have a sewing day instead…

Jen

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30 Responses to I Made A Thing! And Some Moving News

  1. We can have a sewing day whenever you fancy one. I have seduced two knitters to the dark side and they come over to mine. You just have to love dogs and strange smells! xx

  2. Ellyn says:

    I adore your mini. Wish I could come over for a sewing day…. happy moving day

  3. Karen says:

    Yay! I so love your mini :) . Congrats on upcoming moving!

  4. mammafairy says:

    Oh good luck with the move- Will sew with you in spirit, even if not in presence! If near enough, would come over for that sewing day!

  5. Jan says:

    Love the mini, and good luck with the move. We avoid moving, this house for 14 years, last house for 30 years, before that some rentals, when we were first married.

  6. Rae says:

    Such a beautiful mini quilt

    So glad to hear you have a moving day – it’s a horribly stressful time… hope you settle in really soon xxx

  7. Laura says:

    Wow I may have a go at a mini quilt! I’m looking for a starter project to get my teeth into!

  8. Janine says:

    This mini is lovely! It’s so nice to make something quick sometimes. Good luck with your move :)

  9. Beth Strub says:

    Love and hugs always !

  10. Flying Blind says:

    Love the mini.
    Happy moving Jenna, hope it brings you a fresh start xxx

  11. Billie K says:

    I know you will be so happy when everything is allll settled again. Love you mini!

  12. Indianna says:

    Try using Blog Press on the ipad….well worth the couple of pounds it cost. Laura wrote a tutorial about it
    http://www.needlespinsandbakingtins.com/2012/06/techie-tutorial-of-sorts.html?m=1

  13. Beautiful mini – good to see you back and sewing and lots of luck with the move – I hope it all goes well for you!

  14. Ali M says:

    I really like it, and now I’m thinking of making a mini from one of those blocks too! I think the crisp clean and not overly fussy quilting you did really suits it.

  15. Sweet mini Jenna, sounds like the perfect project!

    Hope the move goes well, will look forward to reading all about your new surroundings

  16. Jamie says:

    What a pretty pretty mini! Seriously, I LOVE the fabrics you chose. I hope your move goes smoothly!

  17. Emily says:

    A lovely to hear from you Jenna, lovely sewing and good news about the move. I’ve been thinking about you often. I’ve also really been struggling with getting myself balanced since the end of the summer,I think I’m feeling much better most days…..we’ll see. Oh, and I’d love to come sew with you if I was close enough, we could make a mini!

  18. Katy says:

    Good luck with the move! And yeah, minis are totally all that for an instant fix!

  19. Kathie says:

    Love the mini, so nice to have a finish in a day. Good luck with the move.

  20. Sarah says:

    Your mini looks great – very professional. Instant gratification is what we need sometimes! When I moved house 4 years ago I wouldn’t let the movers take my sewing machine and supplies. I packed it in the car with me and the kids!! Try chewing gum to alleviate the gritting of teeth.

  21. Lori Smanski says:

    I love your quilt. And a vacation to take care of deperession and moving is daunting. When I was going thru depresssion, it was mentioned that I use gum to keep my jaws moving, so that the clench wouldnt cause harm. Not to mention no sleep, like you have been experienceing. That season of my life is now over and so will yours be in time. Try to look at the light at the end of the tunnel. I actually used a picture of this idea that I kept where I could see it. Great reminder.

  22. Camille says:

    You have movers that move it and pack it!? Lucky! Can’t wait to see the new house.

  23. Sandra says:

    I’m addicted to small quilt projects also. Love yours! Good luck with the move!!!

  24. Alli says:

    Yay for sewing and having a moving date! Your mini is adorable, too! :)

  25. Melissa says:

    The echo quilting turned out so beautiful! So now that you are hooked on mini quilts what will you do with them, that is my biggest issue, most of the ones I have made have become “picnic blankets” for Anne while she is playing. I’m so glad you are back!

  26. Claire Jain says:

    Moving is stressful. Keep beer handy!

  27. Patti says:

    I know I’m really late replying to this but I’ve only just found you. I hope your move went okay – I realised the other day that in my whole life, and I’ve been alive quite a while now to say the least, I have never lived in a house more than 10 years. Maybe this time it will be as we have lived here now for 10 years and a few months.

  28. Toye says:

    OMGoodness I love your mini quilt. I just so happened to have made this same block last week. I posted it on my blog too. I love paper piecing. I am happy to hear you have a move date and am praying everything goes smoothly for you and your family through the move.

  29. Jen says:

    HI!Jenna, The mini quilt is the way to go for a while. Love the colours. Moveing is exciting something new to talk about and enjoy. We have been in our new house 4 yrs now and I love it. Can’t wait to see the photos. Nice to see you back on here.

  30. Super pretty minis… and so pleased you have your sewing mojo back… All the very very best with the move.




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