I soooooo don’t feel like myself. I really need to get out of this funk.
I need to apologize to the wonderful ladies in the hand quilt along. I had no post. Mostly because I find myself sitting on the couch staring into the abyss instead of doing my hand work. Please take the time to visit them and see all the wonderful work that they do.
Kathy, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, and Gretchen
The Puzzle Quilt
So, the above pictured quilt I have names the puzzle quilt. Why? Well, my dear friend Nanette, sent me a bunch of blocks and pieces to this quilt (well, not really this quilt, but a quilt). So, I took all the pieces that I had and figured out what I could make. I don’t know what the quilt was originally intended to look like, but this is what I came up with. The only thing I added was the black borders. My daughter has claimed this quilt since it is her school colors and is referring to it as the Triad quilt. I found it very fun and challenging to figure something out. I wish I had taken pictures of what I started with, but got involved and completely forgot.
Table Runner for a gift
So, I needed a gift, so I created this table runner. It was actually a challenge I started last year about this time and never finished. I don’t do well with quilting deadlines. I used those cupcake papers (Like the layer cake ones, only for charms).
They have a purpose and I get it, but all the paper everywhere makes me a little crazy. Also, these pin wheels are pretty small, so it is bulky where the seams come together. I will likely use the papers again, but I am not a fan of these small pinwheels. One it is complete, I don’t think it will look too bad.
On a positive note, I have lost 20 lbs. Woohoo. Only 5 million more to go. That is about the only positive that I can find. I am still unemployed, which totally stresses me out. I know it is a process and it will happen, but I don’t do well with things I can’t control.
Today, while I was wallowing in self-pity, I did take a moment to notice the beauty
around me. I took these beautiful pictures of snowflakes in my daughter’s hair.
Treasure your Family