Yesterday, I finally got a little sewing time. Kelli and I figured out that it had been since the 2nd of April since I actually sewed anything. I think that is the longest time, in recent history, that I have gone without sewing. With Easter, Cincinnati and the funeral, there was just no time. I have been doing some car projects and will show them to you in the upcoming days, but that wasn’t sewing. Being the kids had cleaned, mowed lawn, and cooked, there wasn’t much for me to do except sew…so sew I did and what perfect therapy.
I am a little numb yet and didn’t have the gumption to dig for a project so I just started sewing what was sitting on the table. The project happened to my “My Blue (RED) Heaven”. I’ve had most of the blocks together for some time. I finished up the last 8 star blocks and started sewing the blocks together. I finished the center of the quilt.
The border pieces are almost sewn together too.
I have to find a fabric for the inner border yet….
It was the perfect project to work on. Something simple. Something that I didn’t have to think a lot about and something that made me feel like I accomplished a lot. I think I’ll keep plugging away on this and finish the top. It’s just the type of sewing I need. To see what others are working on, check out Patchwork Times.
That was the perfect therapy! So glad you could enjoy some relaxing sewing.
So sorry for your family’s loss Jo. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I just love your therapy quilt… it sounds like it is the perfect thing for you to be working on right now. Hugs.
Jo, I’m sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have such a generous and gracious MIL!
Janet Catherine Berlo writes eloquently about the therapeurtic value of quiltmaking in
“Quilting lessons : notes from the scrap bag of a writer and quilter.” It was published in 2004 and you can get it at the library (via interlibrary loan). I recommend it!
Jo, so sorry for your loss. i will keep your family in my prayers.
Loving the red and cream – quilting is always good for the soul!
I’m glad your back into sewing. Love your quilt. Quilting has been my companion during harsh times, so maybe it will help you through.
I really like this quilt the colors and pattern is so pretty. I am so sorry to hear about your loss and hope that things get better for you soon. Enjoy the sewing!
Looks like someone is already enjoying your beautiful quilt top.