Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I am finding as I contemplate what to write about in this blog, how often real life intersects with my quilting. I start to write about different aspects of quilting, but whatever is going on in my life, gets told in here as well. Now is an exciting time for our family, as one daughter just graduated from college and the "baby" will graduate from high school in two weeks.
For her, I have a quilt top started that needs to be done, but probably won't be. If I did an all-nighter or put all other current projects aside and focused on this one project for a few days, I could get the top completed. But I am also working on a baby quilt (shown here in an earlier posting) for the same daughter's youth pastor. However, then I remember that for the other daughter I have her high school quilt not completed. Now that one being delayed, isn't entirely my fault. It was going very well and it had wonderful photos of her throughout the years. But someone spilled coffee on it and all the pictures had to be ripped out and replaced. Finding where those same photos are now, is the real issue.
I also find that as I quilt right now, I spend a lot of time looking back. Remembering when my kids weren't independent and often wanted to be by my side. They would sit near me while I sewed or ask me to teach them to sew. I spent a lot of time being grateful for naps, as it was "my time" to sew. I also held kids in my lap and let them "drive" while we sewed. My quilting skills developed right along with my four children. My first quilts for the kids were all tied. The blocks were large and easy to put together. Over the years I have become a much better quilter and as my confidence grew, my quilts became more complex and have a lot more "wow" in them. I suppose if I was willing to tie that quilt top, I could actually get it all done by June 3rd... but the true quilter in me, just won't let that happen... I suspect she will be waiting quite some time to get this one.