Sunday, March 11, 2007

Breathe

The last few weeks have been rough for me. No need to go into details, because I have found the perfect solution to soothing the worn out soul. A weekend at the cabin with some wonderful girlfriends!

I admit that knitting is my first love, but when my mind is swirling, it's quilting that is calming. I need to concentrate much harder on quilting projects than I do when knitting - so it's all I can think about. All the other crap gets pushed off to the back of my thoughts... and by the end of the weekend.... they were totally gone!

This is what I turned that pile of fabric into:

Perfect, no? This was certainly not an easy quilt - but not as hard as I expected. I still have to put on a border, but I was pretty happy with it - and Mom also. Of course, this is yet another quilt for her. I think it was good for her to watch and see just what goes into making a quilt - as she currently has 4 that I have made her (this will be her 5th!)

I also decreased my stash and bit, and put together some fleece blankets for Dulaan:
That gets me to 3 out of the promised 5 items I'm making. Although I'm pretty sure I'll do more.

Finally - a picture of my cat with the sewing machine. My mother couldn't bare to part with Gus when I moved out- so he lives with her now (plus, Aaron is allergic). He was completely fascinated with the sewing machines!
It was hard to get him to leave the thread alone when we were trying to work - silly cat.

I barely knit at all this weekend. I'm going to go sit with Aaron and watch some saved episodes of 24. I'm just so thankful that I have a wonderful circle of friends. They really make life better!

6 comments:

said...

No wonder you didn't knit at all, you must have been sewing 24/7!
Great job on the quilt and the fleece blankets are really cute.

said...

Ack - the cat was actually THERE??? Now I am very glad I didn't go... are you trying to KILL me???
But enough about me... that quilt looks great! Nice work!

said...

Gustopher! You had me for a seconde there - did she get a cat, what about the allergies - how are the girls dealing with a new roommate, but now I get it. The quilt looks wonderful - and such a proud mum. We definately need to get together sometime soon, if you are up for it.

said...

Oh, my .... that quilt top is stunning. Really, I love it.

I'm sorry you've been having a rough time. Isn't it great to have good friends and good hobbies to help you through?

said...

fabulous quilt Cece and you look exactly like your Mom!

said...

Wow! I can't believe you whipped that up in such a short period of time. It really is quite stunning. Gorgeous.