Saturday, September 7, 2013

ScrapHappy Saturday - Love Those Baby Blues

I can never get to the bottom of my blues.  It seems to be everyone's favorite color and has become my default for any quilt that goes to someone I don't know that well.  I've already made a big dent in the bright blues and taken another month for the greenish hues, so now these pastel beauties are all that remain.  I think they will make a nice sparkling addition to my rainbow scrap projects.  I know some of you are hesitant to break out of your rainbow bright pattern, I always go back to my favorite thought about scrap projects though.  They are already scraps, what is the worst that can happen?  Give it a try, you might like the addition of pastels, but if you don't, then don't feel the pressure to include it in your final project.  At least you have used up some random bits, and you can always add some blocks to your orphan collection.
On a more personal note, I am missing quilting and bloggging and hope to have more time and energy to settle back into a routine now that school is getting into a pattern.  I got the sweetest e-mail yesterday from someone who said she enjoyed my little slices of daily life and hoped I could get back to Dear Jane soon.  I hope I can get back to them too.  As much as I love my job, I can't let it take every  bit of my time and energy leaving me comatose at the end of every day.  I'm still working to find a balance that will let me enjoy the rest of what life has to offer.  Now, in direct contradiction to that wish, I'm off to a kickoff event for Lego Robotics this morning before taking Anna to practice for the school play.  I'll stay in my classroom while she does her thing and try to cross some of "to dos" off my list.  I can just about handle the regular planning and grading, but a slew of extra paper work has got me feeling a bit like I've fallen off a steep cliff.




5 comments:

Lynne said...

Oh dear, I hope the work load settles quickly as everyone settles into the academic year.

Connie said...

It seems like blue is always my biggest box too Angela! Have fun and you'll find balance soon.

Angie said...

I can totally relate to the struggle to have a life outside of work! Hope the routine settles in your favor soon!

Ellen said...

Finding balance can be so difficult because it can be very elusive. I do hope that you find a good routine soon!

I still have a lot of blue scraps but not necessarily light ones so I am participating by continuing to try to clear out as many blue scraps as I can.

Deb A said...

It takes a few weeks to work out the bumps. Hope you are feeling better and get a little fabric fondling in this weekend.