Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mouthy Stitches Mega Pouch

   Well, it's been a while since I've posted, due to an unexpected and unforeseen backslide in my postpartum depresssion.  (Although truthfully, at this point, I am probably technically past the "postpartum" period since my youngest is now 4 1/2 years old.  I guess it's time to accept the fact that this is chronic depression.)
   I experienced a short period (c. 6 weeks) of "normalcy" on a new medication I started in December, but my body adjusted to it and with the increased dosage came unwanted negative side effects.  Stay tuned-- we'll see if I can get some kind of relief when I meet with my prescriber later this week.
    But anyway, onto the quilty creation...
   I've been participating in the Mouthy Stitches Swap (see button in my sidebar) Check out the Flickr group here-- there are some truly wonderful makes among the 90+ participants, and lots of inspiration.
   We were all to make a zippered pouch and include a fat-quarters worth of fabric scraps.
side 1
c. 14" x 14" (good for holding a sewing project and a hoop?)
    I can't reveal too much info about my partner because it is a surprise, and she has not received it yet (since I'm mailing it out today).  Based on some of her current favorite fabric lines, these seem to be the colors she's into.
side 2
It's hard to see in this photo but I did some circle quilting to offset all the square shapes.
Lining and zipper ends.
   So without further ado, I shall head out to the post office and mail off my make.
   Hoping to be back to functional again sometime soon!


Linda Coleman said...

Hi Elisa
sorry to hear that you have been feeling down lately, hope you get your meds sorted out next week. Love the pouch and the colours, somebody will be very happy to receive it
take care

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been well - I hope you and your doctor can find a way through it. Love the pouch - your partner is going to be thrilled! Take care x

Di said...

Your pouch is great. Lucky partner! Sorry about the depression, I hope that the medication kicks in soon. Take care. Di xo

Helen said...

you are on a roll. Great big pouch.
Get well soon. I too am a little under the weather past couple of weeks. Bloodwork has given an indication for where to search further :)

Judith, Belfast said...

I sooooo wish this was coming to me! It's an awesome pouch E and I'm proud of your zipper skills! All the best for Friday, hugs, Jxo

Cindy said...

ooohh! I love the circular quilting. Great thinking!
Good luck to you re-adjusting to your meds. I am so sorry to hear you haven't been well. Please take good care of yourself.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I adore this!! BTW...check out todays blog post!!!

Regina said...

Sorry to hear you've been down. Hope they can sort out the medicine so you can start to feel better. Love the pouch! The fabrics are so pretty. Hope you had enough snow to have fun yesterday but not be inconvenienced. We received the perfect amount. :)

Lovebird said...

That looks great!
I love it!