Woo Hoo! I just finished my last Christmas quilting/sewing project! This one was a flannel lap quilt for Jack’s grandmother (I put a picture of it on my quilt page, since there’s not much chance she’ll be on my blog). That makes 3 quilts (all small ones), 4 potholders, 1 pillow, 3 fleece blankets, 4 fleece scarves… and a partridge in a pear tree…LOL Now I can get cracking on Elijah’s pirate quilt (loads of detailed handwork to be done yet before final assembly & quilting) and then there’s the 50 squares I have to make for my block swap.
You know only a couple of years ago, I’d have laughed ’til I cried if you had tried to tell me I’d like sewing one day. My poor mom, bless her, tried to teach me to sew… did not go well. I just didn’t have the patience for it back then, and she tried to get me to sew clothing, which I still can’t do by the way. Quilting, on the other hand, has given me the creative outlet that I have been searching for (without even really knowing it) and I don’t care what anyone says, IT’S WAY EASIER THAN MAKING CLOTHES! I tend to be really high-strung when it comes to crafts–and yes, MOM I can see your head nodding–and quilting actually relaxes me like I thought nothing ever would. Who knew that I would so quickly grow to love something from which I had run screaming for most of my life??