Saturday, October 21, 2017
I FINISHED MY FALL MINI...and it feels SO GOOD!!!!!
I have been basically away from my machine for six months now! Quilting this made me feel like a total newbie...but within a very short period of time it all started to come back. Guess it is like riding a bike, LOL.
It took me two days to quilt and bind this mini, but I was filled with joy the entire time. Quilting really IS my therapy. I still don't know why I walked away from my hobby at a time when I needed it most. Maybe deep down I didn't feel I deserved to be joyful after losing Mom. Whatever the reason (and I'm sure a psychiatrist somewhere would have a ball with it), I'm back and planning tons of quilts moving forward. For right now, though, Ellie (my sewing machine) is in the shop for a much needed once over. I just realized yesterday that I never took her for her yearly check up! Life just got away from me.
Tomorrow I will take down my Spring/Summer mini and hang this beauty. First thing on the agenda when Ellie gets back? A small topper for the "catch-all" table just inside the front door. Dear Hubby even asked if I could make different quilts/wall hangings to hang on the walls throughout the house and change them throughout the year. That is a request I will be happy to fulfill!