Sunday, February 21, 2010

Obsessed

Lately, I have been obsessed with quilts.  I wake up thinking about them, no wait, I dream about them in my sleep first, then I wake up thinking about them.  The housekeeping has gone by the wayside....who needs clean dishes to eat off of when I can spend my time working on yet another quilt. 

I have three waiting to be quilted...finally got one in the frame.  Two are waiting patiently as I handpiece one and hand applique the other (those have been in the piecing process for several years now). I have a quilt on my wall that is goint to go to my mother-in-laws church quilting group.  And, NOW.....I am thinking about finally starting my Dear Jane quilt.  250 blocks. 5000+ pieces. Jane took the entire Civil War to complete hers.  And, I, like Jane will handpiece and hand quilt mine. YIKES!!! I have truly lost my mind!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Laundry.....

Oh, how I wish the laundry would miraculously gather, sort, wash, fold and best of all put itself away.  And if I could add anything to any of those loads, I would have to add the dishes, oh and the bathtub.  Maybe, I could even throw the dog in there once a month, but I suppose all that fur would clog the machine. 

Imagine if we had to still carry and heat our water and then spend hours scrubbing it all by hand.....I still remember when we moved into our first house and the washer and dryer were delivered....I kissed the washing machine. Yep, I did.  I was so happy not to have to haul the laundry and two kids down the hall in our apt. building just to get some clean clothes.  The joy of leaving my wet clothes in the washing machine until I could get back to them to throw them in the dryer was unbelievable.

Yep, guess I really do have it made ;-)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A snow storm makes me feel.....

So, the one minute writing prompt, asks what I feel in a rain or snow storm.  A rain storm is still apt to cause me anxiety.....I will never forget the image of a little child sized chair floating around in our old basement. 

A snow storm, on the other hand, makes me want to curl up with a handmade quilt in front of a fire and just BE.  Unfortunately, we don't have the fire place (hope to have a gas one soon, which isn't really the same as a woodburning one, but it will do). We do have lots of quilts though.  So many, in fact the I am beginning to think maybe I had better start giving them away.  The joy of the process is simply too strong to give it up.

I completed this mini top during the SuperBowl----yes, I do not watch the SuperBowl.  I may turn this one into a tote bag-useful and I get to show off one of my creations. As you can see by the second photo, the blocks are really small.