Sunday, August 26, 2012

Home from Rhode Island…



This beautiful quilt is a Dresden Plate that my grandmother quilted. I took this picture while on my trip to Rhode Island, where I spent five days having the time of my life with my family that I have never really known. I had soooooooooo much fun, but now I am home. Today I rested. Tomorrow I hope to clean house a bit, get the laundry caught up, and then pick up my granddaughter, Mia. She will be with me a few days.

My major unfinished quilting project is still “Lovely Lou.” It seems as though I have been working on her forever, but I spent many hours piecing and ripping and repiecing her before I even thought about how to quilt the mammoth. I am so ready to get back to my sewing machine to finish “Lou,” but I suppose she is going to have to wait a few more days until Mia goes home. This little girl keeps me too busy to quilt! She will be three on September 9, so those of you with children at home amaze me that you ever have time to quilt. There is definitely a reason that God gives babies to young people!

As you may know, I closely follow Leah Day on the Free Motion Quilting Project, the greatest quilting teacher on the planet. Although I am excited about her new project designed to finished any unfinished projects, I have no other projects started at this time. For years I had unfinished projects everywhere, but I purged them a long time ago and pledged to not find myself in that position again. I try to keep my attention focused on just one project at a time; however, I have a stash of fabric with plans for many new quilts and clothes for my granddaughter and my mom. All too often I am tempted to start another project, but I know myself too well—nothing would get finished.

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  1. I use Pintrest to keep track of my project ideas. It kind of curbs the urge to start another one, because I can tell myself that the idea/inspiration/pattern is safely stored, and just waiting...

  2. I find it exciting to start a new project and then the "honeymoon" stage fades the further along it goes. Lovely Lou will be incredible when it's done! Keep stitchin'!

  3. Thank you all for stopping by my blog. I just got the setting correct so that I can reply to your comments. I am new to blogging and about half the time I am winging it. Loads to learn about quilting and blogging, and I enjoy both efforts.