Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Fabric & Flowers
Thank you for all your kind words on the before and after photos of the house. Things are coming along and I've been liking the progress. This is my first week of being without the kids. I find the whole empty nest thing like riding an emotional roller coaster. I can be chugging away and doing just fine and then a quick curve and I'll find myself choking up while driving the car, out of the blue it snuck up on me. I've been trying to stay busy and sewing up a storm. I'm working on Sherri's Water Lily quilt from her book, "A Quilting Life". I'm using Circa by Jennifer Paganelli. The fabric colors are amazing. I joked on Instagram about not being able to close the fabric cupboard door, so what do I do? I drop a quilt off for quilting at the quilt shop and come home with the adorable snow man quilt kit. Geez. That emotional roller coaster has me justifying all kinds of impulse fabric purchases. Fabric and flowers seem to be my weakness right now. As soon as one bouquet starts to wither I get another one. I think I'm trying to hold onto summer. Michigan winters are long and cold, dark and long, did I say long? I'm starting to unpack the upstairs more. I hung the medallion quilt above Maddie's bed and the kids canvas pictures in the hallway where they smile at me everyday. I better go, I'm rounding that bend again. Blessings!