I'm back and still trying to settle in properly. It feels so odd to leave the routine of my life for a couple weeks and then come home only to view things from a fresh perspective. My youngest sister had an unexpected sewage problem that ended up with some major master bath/laundry room remodeling issues. Oh and it was such perfect timing too seeing as she was two weeks or so from her due date! All is well now thank goodness and she has a 8 1/2 pound little boy named Jagur. Sweetest little guy ever and I miss him already.
A stack of bow-tie blocks to count
In between the hundreds of trips to Home Depot, the laundry mat, etc. I somehow managed to squeeze in some time for hand piecing. It certainly didn't feel like I had much time for hand work, but really, everyone deserves to sit and rest in the evenings don't they? lol
I was so shocked to see how many I had finished up!
I admit to desperately wanting to work on another project after a very short while, but it feels good to see the results of forced project monogamy! Mostly I was just thankful to have something to sew together. Anything! I think it greatly helps my frame of mind to be more positive during these odd stressful moments in life although I doubt I would have been satisfied with something like mending. Okay. Let me rephrase, it definitely needs to be some form of quilting for me to properly benefit from the doing!
A very sweet gift from Diane!
It was too much fun to finally get home and then see this magazine and very large 'scrap' of fabric waiting for me! Diane of Butterfly Threads was kind enough to send it to me as she has a very cute pattern in the current issue and had an extra magazine or two hanging around! Her scrap of fabric is a whole lot larger than what I would personally consider a scrap, but I gleefully accepted regardless. Quilters are continually amazing me with their kindness and generosity. Oh, and btw, I am way behind on my emails and blog reading, but look forward to having the time to catch up!