|two boxes full of memories|
My sewing room is a wreck!! And I am so excited about it. It's been a bit of time since I have been this engrossed in a project, far too long.
After I made my dad a memory quilt, my sister asked me to make one for my nephew. I agreed, I was concerned. Dad's quilt is really the first one I had made since having surgery on both of my hands. I put together a few baby quilts, but those don't take much time and I didn't choose anything really taxing to my hands. I have been a little protective of them for a long time, too long. Was I ready to tackle a full quilt again?
|all the leftovers waiting to be made into t-shirt yarn|
|these scraps are headed to the compost pile|
I took a quick break to fix us a nice little brunch. Some brotchen, Nuremberg sausages and a fried egg. It seemed a bit pricey when I ordered them. But tasting Germany in my own kitchen, made it a bargain and then some.
Back to work I went. Carefully trimming, cutting and measuring and trimming some more. It took a bit of time for me to decide how big the blocks were going to be, but I decided to go with 13 x 17. An odd size I admit, but it was the size of the biggest block that had nothing added to it. The pile started to grow and the more I made, the more excited I got. I kept telling myself one more block, one more, then I will stop. Well one more, led to another, another and before I knew it 37 blocks were finished.
|a nice, neat stack of blocks waiting to be laid out|
True I want to see what my creation looks like, but I think a bigger piece of it is that I want to quilt it! I cannot wait!!
I might get a block or two done tomorrow, I'm not sure. It's sweet hubby's birthday and we are throwing him a big birthday party! And Monday and Tuesday I have to go to a retreat for work... hmmm maybe Wednesday... We will see...
How did you spend your day? Did you get a chance to do what you wanted to no matter the cost? Because I did! My house is still cluttered, dishes need washed. My spirit needed to create, so I did!