Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Little Slow Stitching on a Sunday

I have been wanting to clear everyone out of the house lately and just quilt to my hearts content. Well, kinda. I'm really, really not wishing my kids and familys lives away but things have been so... crazy.
A little slow stitching
Maybe because it's December? I'm starting to think it's just life. lol My life! I get calls from my oldest about things he wants to talk to 'mom' about, calls from the youngest to 'please come pick me up from practice', requests from the husband to 'please fix me lunch' as he breezes through in between jobs, pleas to help with extra credit 'teach the parents about science' homework or listen to a newly written poem of which I'm not a fan of to my (undoubtedly) brilliant daughters dismay, desperate calls because the oldest daughter 'has a flat tire AGAIN', calls about a very ill relative, etc. etc. all those wonderful things being a wife, mom and daughter entails.

So I do what I can here and there in the quilting room and feel thankful that everyone is healthy and reasonably happy here in my home (teenagers are never happy 100% of the time). Then at night I dream up very good quilts in my head as I'm falling asleep. So soothing except when they give me fits just like in real life! Christmas is just around the corner and my son will be home for a little while too. Good times! Often I just need that little extra in the evenings where I clear out my corner of the couch and stitch away my 'wish aways'. So very glad I got over my resistance to hand quilting a long time ago. Who would have even thunk it that I would need it so much? Certainly not me...

Linking to Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday where all the slow pokes hang out together.*wink

16 comments:

  1. Totally understand! Tonight was a rushed dinner as I had to go to an AGM, the weekend was spent helping my dear MIL move to a new unit, managed some Christmas shopping on Sunday, and I still have to finish off some small gifts for my Christmas meeting with my sewing group tomorrow night! So I am off to sew, wrap & write cards and it's 9.50pm!

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  2. Hand quilting is such a soothing and relaxing activity and I think it can be the perfect time for quiet reflection.

    Now that my sons are adults I have come to realize that your kids may grow up and leave home and be independent, but thankfully, you never stop being a parent.

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  3. I think it's life, and no matter how much time we have to sew we could always do with more time. Enjoy your peaceful hand quilting in amonst those busy times.

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  4. December sounds like it is full of family. No wonder you are longing for a few minutes of calm. Maybe January will bring some new year calm.

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  5. The mom duties never end, right? Enjoy your hand quilting time. I just bought this type of frame to do the borders on my Jubilee quilt -

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  6. I've always thought quilting was good therapy. I hope you are able to carve out some more peaceful moments for yourself, and with a house full of teens, I know how hard that can be!

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  7. totally understand what you are talking about. I got into quilting around the time my girls were in the last years of high school/early college years. I didn't get done with very much every year then when the nest was empty my quilting really filled in the time.

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  8. I understand what you are saying. Quilting is a very therapeutic exercise. I wouldn't dream of sitting still for more than two minutes, but sitting with some quilt work in hand is the only way I'm ever still. We all need to slow down and sit with our thoughts for a bit. I know it makes me a much happier person. Take care, Byrd

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  9. Absolutely! Even the photo is relaxing! Enjoy each stitch!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  10. Love handquilting, just the repetition of it and feeling that needle and thread glide through the quilt..... And the fast approach of Xmas scares me, I try to ignore it ... for now.......

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  11. Audrey, I am only a daughter and have no children, I really commend all the mothers out there!! I have enough trouble dividing up my time, I do work full and part time and also teach some quilting techniques in stores but still I have seen mothers juggle so much.
    The more techniques you learn the more you will find a use for them! the quilt is looking lovely!

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  12. A beautiful quilt isn't the only reason we hand quilt.....some days I think I would go insane if I didn't have time for a few stitches of an evening......good therapy indeed.

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  13. Poder sentarse un ratito a dar unas puntadas es lo mas relajante para mi !!!
    aunque hacer todas las cosas maravillosas que puede hacer una mujer por su familia es,lo ñas grande
    saludos

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  14. Just love this quilt! Hope my hexagon medallion will turn out so balanced. Isn't hand quilting the best! Enjoy your children now, mine live far away due to their careers, wish I could see them more.

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  15. I know what you're talking about. Life with teenagers is never dull and boring, that's for sure. Time for ourselves is rare and precious during those years. And now I miss all that happy commotion - well, at least sometimes I miss it. *g* I'm glad you have this to save your sanity. I know it helped me in those times too. The quilt's looking so good.

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  16. Is been a long time since I had teenagers but I'm still loving my slow quilting.

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