Friday I worked all day in the yard. I only meant to work for an hour or so, and then go sew, but there was always just a little more to do, and it looked so good when I finished, and it would be almost a week before I could do it again....and so I OVERworked in the yard. I mean, you know you've done too much when you take a hot shower and still walk around like Methuselah on a bad day.
Consequently, I hit the hay before dark, totally wiped out, only to awaken at 1am. One am is my usual bedtime, not when I get up! What the heck was this about? So I lay there with my C-PAP on, for 2 hours, trying to get back to sleep, and getting hungrier and hungrier. (Actually, I find that C-PAP rather comforting and it usually lulls me to sleep, but not this time.)
I gave up the fight, got up and had a bowl of Go-Lean cereal and was far too awake to even think about sleep for a while. Not wanting to wake the hubby or the dog, I decided to cut some fabric. I have several baskets of scraps in all sizes, and periodically I cut them down into 6 1/2" squares, 4 1/2" squares, 2 1/2" squares, and finally into 1 1/2" squares (because no fabric is ugly if it's cut into small enough pieces). It's a nice, no-brain kind of activity when I want to be a bit productive, but not really into a major project.
After slicing and dicing awhile, said neck and shoulders, already tired and sore from yardwork, began to complain. I decided to sew some of the 1 1/2" squares together, because I want to reach the ripe old age of 108 with a postage stamp quilt on my bed. I started pulling random squares out and sewing them together, and after awhile, I saw a few squares sewn into pairs, that I'd forgotten. They were scraps left from a preemie quiltlet made when I was a part of the Quilting Angels. (Sorry the photo is so fuzzy--it was done with my last camera phone a couple of years ago).
So I fished the rest of the scraps from the bag and began sewing them into pairs and 4-patches again. Finally about 10:30am, I began to get a little tired and sleepy and had to stop and go to bed, as I had to work the next 3 nights. This is what I've done so far:
Not sure what I'm going to do with these, but I still love the fabrics and colors and will just have to figure something out. Any suggestions, anyone?