Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sorry Saturday

I am having a sorry Saturday, and it isn't even 8:00 in the morning.  I think most of my week has been just like this.  I think the last few weeks have done me in, I am tired and feel wiped out emotionally and physically.  And to make matters worse I have a stinking cold that has made my lungs not very happy.  Not a horrible cold and flu that so many of you have had, just an annoying one that drains your energy and makes life a bit miserable.  This is what happens to me when I run around too much taking care of others, I should know better but it happens every time.  So my mojo is gone, finished, ca-put, and said farewell a few days ago.  I think I used what little energy I had on my new space, it has been downhill since then.

I don't have anything new to show you.  But I do have a few things from a week or two ago. 

This is the Lighter Than Air Peasant Top found at My Gramma Said.  This is a great blog I found through Pinterest.  The designer made this shirt from up-cycled t-shirts.  I didn't have a men's t-shirt available, so I hiked off to Target, found the gray one on clearance and there you go.  The white one was from Joann's and cost a whopping $3.25.  You would think with all the men I have surrounding me an extra shirt would be easy to find.

It was a fun little project and the designer is right, these shirts are lighter than air, I'll wear them a lot this spring and summer.

White is hard to see on a white door I know, but I didn't have the energy to take it outside for a photo shoot.

I also found these little felted bags at Joann's when I was there the other day.  I wondered how needle felting would work on a felted item.  I learned a lot making this little bag for my friend Cathy.  You just need a tiny bit of felt to create the colors, much less that when making a three dimensional object.

Elementary I know, but I have to remind myself I am just learning and exploring.  When I look on Pinterest I am in awe of the creations people make out of fiber, such intricate sculptures, oh my!

I made a little bag (not pictured) for my sister Claudia, just for fun.  She can use it to put her knitting needles or crochet hooks in, or not use it at all.  I always send her stuff I make, sort of like when I was in elementary school and I would bring home a project for her, maybe you never lose that quality even at the age of 48.

I have 5 more rows of my ripple blanket to make it to the finish line.  I have to force myself to do it.  What was I thinking choosing colors to match my room rather than colors I like to work with?  This blanket has been torture from the first stitch.  I will post a finished picture soon, as soon as I make myself sit down and finish it. 

Hope your Saturday is great.


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I am sending a big ole' hug your way! I hope you get to feeling better very soon. Please take care of yourself, dear friend. :)

I love the shirts, you did such a great job.

Hang in there with the ripple throw, when it's finished, it will look awesome.

Sending hugs and blessings always to you dear friend.

shari said...

Sweet Meredith, Please take care of your self. Like you told me once..... rest, eat soup, rest, knit, eat more soup! I am sure your ripple will look lovely. I am currently having that same problem....I keep ripping out mine and I am only on the second square!
Big Hugs, Shari

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Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Hope you feel better soon! Love the peasant shirts you made out of t-shirts!!

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Hope your Saturday improves and that you get at least a little time to rest up and rejuvenate!

Dee said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

kathyinozarks said...

sending along some hugs and hot tea-I know what ya mean being emotionally drained too-that is how I feel today.
I really love those tshirt redos-I am off to check out your link have a better next week-

pembrokeshire lass said...

I am so sorry that you're feeling under the weather but it's totally understandable being a busy mother and all the other 'stuff' you do. I never know how you manage it....look at these projects you have just shown us! They're just lovely!
I don't know about your mojo going...what I want to know know when there's a big project to be done...and you go outside...spin around...and your knickers change colour and go outside your other clothes...that is before you fly off to save the world...well perhaps you lost said knickers and that is the problem!! Do you think?? You rest girl until the dog finds them and brings them in!
I've just read what I've written and I think it looks as if I've lost the plot. However, I'm too tired to delete them and I know what I meant even if you don't!
Seriously, give your body a need it
Big hugs

Betsy said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling yucky. As you well know, I can sympathize with you very much.
I do like your shirts that you made though. They're beautiful and very summery. It gives me hope that winter will really end at some point! :-)
Your little bag is so cute and I know Claudia will be happy to get hers. You have so much talent Meredith.

Karen said...

I love how you send things to Claudia. I'm sure she treasures them. Take care of yourself, Meredith. Make some hot tea or a cup of soup and just enjoy your new space! Sending hugs your way, my dear blogging friend!

Elisabeth said...

I hope you feel much better soon Meredith. Take good care of yourself - keep warm and knit lots :) I love the peasant tops, they look perfect for summer. Sending you a big hug, Elisabeth

Pammy Sue said...

Super-cute tops! Who thinks of all this stuff? Your felted bag is really nice too. You are a pro at that felting stuff now.

Teresa said...

I hope you feel better soon. Take time for yourself. I know easier said then done.
This winter has been a very tough one for me, so I do know where you are coming from.
Always wishing you the best. Hugs. Teresa

Clicky Needles said...

Sending hugs to you. Have a rest and relax. Love the felted bag.

CN x

by Teresa said...

Looks like someone needs a big warm hug and some chocolate!! ((B((E((A((R(( You ))H))U))G)) You need to put yourself first for a while now.. retail therapy on Etsy? Brownies? I hope you have an enjoyable day. Hubby is going to take me out for a fish sandwich and then to the grocery store for some supplies.. and a bouquet of flowers!! Wish you were here to spoil.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

For a tired woman you sure are all of what you made...

Great job, and hope you feel better soon.


andamento said...

I LOVE your makes - the peasant top is great, just the kind of thing I'd like but I don't think I'm on friendly enough terms with my sewing machine to try it, it's a fantastic idea though. The bag is beautiful. Lovely!
Hope you're feeling better soon...

Kris said...

Oh Meredith, I am so sorry you are feeling crummy. And to top it off, a bit down in the dumps. Not a good combo! I hope it passes soon.
I love the t shirt project. So cute.
I can't wait to see your afghan too.
Pamper yourself, and feel better soon!

Kristen said...

Those lovely little shirts are adorable! I'm adding them to my must-do list.

Commiserating with you about the cold. Being sick is the pits. Hang in there, dear, this too shall pass. Sending hugs. :)

Rose Red said...

I'm sorry you have the blahs. Will an exciting new project with some lovely yarn help?

Your new tps are great - comfortable like a t-shirt but so much prettier.

Nana Go-Go said...

Dearest Meredith, when we're at our lowest ebb, our health begins to suffer. Don't let that happen to you. Time for a little 'me' time I think so hopefully you can start saying 'no' to unreasonable demands on your time and energy and delegate the simpler tasks where you can. Get a 'Do Not Disturb' sign made for that beautiful crafty retreat that you've created for yourself and lock the door!
I love your upcycled blouses and the little bag is delightful. I felt the same way about my ripple blanket. Not one of my favourite projects!
Up and at 'em, girly. Tons of Celtic Hugs.xxxxxx

Babajeza said...

Good morning Meredith

I wish you well. The needle felted bag is adorable. I know for sure that I'm going to try out needle felting. I have some thick felt in stash and lovely coloured wool. Only lacking the needle.
I'm leaving for a class camp in about 20 minutes. Hopefully, I won't get sick as my hasband and many students are .... Have a nice week, relax and take care of yourself for once. Hugs Regula

Elisabeth said...

I hope you're feeling better today Meredith, and to help there's an award for you over on my blog :)

TACIStudio said...

Hope you are feeling better I m just now starting to feel like myself again:)
Live the little shirts and want to do one right now ...
Goug in my to so list :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love those shirts! And the pretty flower on the felt bag is lovely. I don't think it's "elementary" at all. Did you see my post about the gifts I received from Tiffane (AnAussieFelter) -- wow oh wow! She makes such beautiful stuff. I definitely got the better end of the deal on that swap. :) Best wishes, Tammy