Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Taking a Break

I decided to withdraw from my bees with a lot of mixed emotions. I was getting farther and farther behind and because I wasn't quilting I wasn't seeing any of my own ideas get done either. Fabric kept arriving in the mail and got added to the piles on the bookcase but nothing was getting done. Now I'm slowly getting started again. I've cut out a lot of block of animals prints that will probably just be a block quilt. I've cut out smaller blocks of different fabrics to make a nineblock quilt and I've used one of my favorite Heather Ross fabrics that will be combined with a solid so at least I'm starting. I'm happy with that for now. My life has been hectic with my daughter home from college for a month and then off to New York City for a 10 week summer internship. When she leaves there's a baby quilt all cut up for a friend and my daughter's quilt that was supposed to be done for freshman year that I want to be done for graduation! On the days when I feel awful I just take a break and say I hope it will be a better day tomorrow. It is a glorious summer like week in Rochester in May so something has to be pleasing whoever is in charge!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Beginning

In case you haven't noticed I haven't posted in a while. My life has felt like a whirlwind mostly centered around my health problems. I will be out of work for the next 6-8 weeks to "reorganize" my life and plan out what I need in my life and how to fit it in. While getting my health back is the most important goal my life cannot be just focused on that which means; working a reasonable work schedule, seeing friends regularly, reading and quilting. Next post will be pictures of fabrics and my ideas of what to do with them. I'm always open to suggestions. In there will be the quilt I started for my daughter when she started college three years ago. Well, it obviously wasn't ready for her to move in so now my goal is that it's ready for her first apartment. When I look at it now and realize how easy it is I'm not sure why I didn't keep working on it but we all have those quilts hidden away somewhere so we dont have to see them and be reminded. It's a Kaffe Fassett quilt with Kaffe Fassett fabric. I love it and always did. Now I look at fabrics and can see what shapes and what other fabrics would go best with them. Aside from my now large stock pile of mostly collections I want to do a green quilt, a grey and yellow quilt and... I'm not sure what else but there'll be plenty more. I welcome all suggestions, ideas for revisions, etc. Thanks.