Thursday, September 3, 2009

hitting "reset"

I'm just about recovered from my mom's visit. I love my mom, bless her heart. But she's a little high maintenance and doesn't give me much breathing room when she's here. It always takes me a few days to recover...

Maybe I'm just bad at transitions. In my day job, I'm a software engineer. I do about half GUI design (what options can be changed by the user, what button goes where, etc.), and half actual programming (not my strong suit!). In the software design cycle, I usually spend weeks or months doing primarily design work, and then switch to development once the designs are done. That transition time always throws me for a loop, and I've learned to ease back into things by always starting with my simplest tasks - fix a tiny bug here, do a tiny long-standing enhancement there, etc. Soon enough, I'm back in the swing of things and can tackle the bigger projects.

I guess I'm the same with sewing. Now that I've had a week "off", I'm having a hard time getting back to the projects I was working on before. So, I decided to make some more swaddling blankets for Project Linus. They are my "reset button" for sewing - so easy, so finite! Now maybe I can get started on quilting the quilt I basted last week...

Isn't that blue flannel sweet? It's another rummage sale find, and must be vintage because it was less than a yard wide. That makes it a little small for a swaddling blanket, but maybe it will be the perfect size for a sick preemie.

1 comment:

  1. these are adorable...i make something like these as my standard baby quick gift. We refer to them as lovies...i think my daughter gave them that name.