I had a busy weekend filled with grandkids and my first stop of the year for sweetcorn and green beans. Oh I love this time of year for food. I told Karl as we drove away with the corn and green beans that it would be so easy to eat better if only the fruits and veggies from this time of year were available year around. Don’t you agree?? They all taste so much better when they are in season and picked timely.
I’ve been having grandkids a lot lately. Gannon and Carver have been late…Georgia has been late and Scotty and Lucy were here for the weekend. (more about that in an upcoming post). We dropped Scotty and Lucy off with Lora on Sunday, stopped for corn and beans and headed home. As we were going home Karl said, “Mom, maybe you should do something for you and get in the sewing room today.”
Karl has a bit of his dad in him. It’s the exact same thing Kramer would have told me. So much so that I decided I really should. So I left behind all the “other” things I could or should be doing and decided to head to the sewing room.
In the past I’ve heard people say that after their spouse died it took a long time for them to get back to sewing. I thought that was crazy. But, now that I’ve lost a spouse, I can see that.
I went into the sewing room and seriously, had no idea what I had been working on, what I had been planning, or even where stuff went. Remember I had finally only gotten through the whole sewing room a few months before Kramer got sick. My memory of where things went was a little rusty.
I had to do a lot of cleaning before I could even attempt to sew. I saw this book…I set it aside. Seriously, I barely remembered a single quilt from the book. It was like getting the book new all over again.
I got the machines set up….
I found the drawing of Georgia’s baby quilt…thank heavens. I would have forgotten the layout I had in mind.
Ruby was a great side kick.
…and I even sewed. See??It wasn’t a lot but it was sewing and I did do it!!
Georgia’s quilt needs a zillion flying geese so I sat down and started sewing. I sewed on side on each of the geese and then ironed them. That’s about all the time I had…and that was okay. It was good to be in the room.
The weather is supposed to be terribly hot this week so I’ll likely not be outside a lot gardening so…sewing might be the thing I do. I really do want to keep making a little progress on Georgia’s quilt.
If I get up early enough I might even run a few of these through the machine. It was good to be back. I don’t think I’ll ever sew with the gusto I did before but I think I will get back to enjoying it as much as I once did. With me cross stitching some too, I won’t have time to do it all!