Time Out

At a time when I probably should have been busy packing and out looking for a new home I started to feel a little overwhelmed by it all and decided to halt things a little to try and get my bearings. So for the the past week and a half  I simply shut everything out and have been sewing. And sewing. And sewing. Wow… it certainly is therapeutic!

Sometimes I feel rebellious about not having enough time to sew the projects I design. It feels like I am always living vicariously through others, and I certainly am grateful and oh, so happy when someone sends me a photo of a finished project. But I also get a teensy weensy bit jealous… so even in the midst of a busy, busy moment in my life, I made time to work on a project that I have wanted to make for the last three years: my Christmas Dove.

Normally I would hand applique, but with all the pieces in this design it would have taken me months to complete it. So I have resorted to machine applique and have to say I am very happy with the results. We now have a long holiday weekend, so I am hoping I will be able to squeeze some time in to quilt and finish it.

Evenings I continue to work on my looooooong term hand quilting projects. I still have quite a bit to go, but am starting to see some progress.

I am so grateful to have quilting in my life. It certainly helps me to balance things. 🙂

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  1. Irene
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Love your Christmas dove project, and can’t imagine all that applique done by machine. Well, I’ve not done almost any machine applique, and this design scares me a little… for the amount of work…

  2. Posted November 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Sometimes we need a break and take some time for ourselves. The dove is beautiful. I have some laurel burch books and hoping to make items for my kids, so they have something to hang this year.


  3. Posted November 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Funny, how sewing anything just seems to help me find a better balance in life, even when most stressed. Glad you were able to find some time to sew and enjoy.

    Sending positive thoughts & prayers your way. I hope your move goes smoothly.


  4. Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    So happy you got to sew. It is definitely a life saver.

  5. Rose Campos
    Posted December 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Fiquei maravilhada com sua pomba, belissima.