Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Gaggle of Geese

You always have time to do the things you put first.  Well, in my life--it's not quilting. I work full time, have a home to take care of along with two high maintenance pups that think they are people.  While I would love a full-time laundry service, chef and maid service -- alas I am just blessed with - a home full of love from Don and the pups along with 3 shelves of quilt fabric.

I know quilting is a passion because even though I have days when I'm exhausted -- I still want to quilt.  So I plan for exhaustion-- because I know it's going to happen.


These cutout squares will turn into flying geese blocks.  I cut them out when I'm not tired and tuck them into a basket. Many nights if I just take twenty minutes to quilt, I count the day a win.

My mother worked outside of the home from the time I was 8 until she retired. I have all these great memories of us cooking together, sewing for me, ironing (lots of ironing), cleaning, sitting at my football games, dance lessons... but I never remember her ever doing anything simple for herself. Even in retirement, her life generally revolves around my dad and taking care of him.

I can't imagine a life without quilting.....

4 comments:

Colleen said...

Very nice, Mel! I can't either. :o)

Shasta Matova said...

I too have to find the time to quilt even if it is just a few minutes to sew a seam, or if there isn't enough time for that, dream about the next quilt.

Susie Q said...

Yes I am the same, husband, our two boys, a home and one dog who thinks she is the centre of any attention!!!! I have to make a real concious effort to make time for quilting otherwise weeks go by and nothing gets done. However at least we do have that passtime, I know of several friends who do nothing not even read, which I could never do. Hope the flying geese go well and have a great day quilting. Hugs, Susie.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

It is good to take "me" time. Now that everyone is gone, when I sew it makes my heart not quite so heavy.