Saturday, March 10, 2012


This is a two fold finally...First, "I am FINALLY sitting down to blog!" and "I FINALLY finished my quilt!!"

But before I show it to you...there are these little tags you can purchase to attach to your homemade item which express what you have put into this project for the fortunate recipient. Like this one:

this one you can purchase at

My tag for this quilt would have to say a bit more than made for you through a huge range of emotions, blood, tears, a little food was probably spilled on this, and I am not sure how much love actually went into it, however there was I am sure much frustration. I am not sure how happy that would make you if you received a gift with a tag like that, but I think it is a bit more accurate than just made with love!

There it is, this quilt took me about 2 years to complete, which those of you who know me well, realize that is a LONG time...I usually become myopic when I start a project and cannot do anything until it is complete, my family looses weight and goes through every piece of clothing they own until I am done.  However, this project was different...

It was more of an emotional journey so to speak, bear with me and I will try not to get too irritating. This was the first project that I started after the house fire. I started it mostly because I didn't know what else to do, and felt like it would be comforting to do something familiar...needless to say, it became more of a drudgery...but I kept going a little here and a little there because I knew that eventually I would enjoy it, or at least I would have a worked! about a month ago, after two years of hating this quilt, I actually started to like quilting again! I really didn't think it would take that long, and so this quilt will be staying here with me, no tag explaining what went into it, because that is something no one else really wants to inherit!

I am starting to like the quilt now, I like to put little unique aspects into my quilts like this stripe on the back. And I think I am at the point where I can start to snuggle under it. I have even started a new project...I found some quilt tops at an antique shop for less that 8 dollars, so am quilting those.

I hope I haven't depressed you too much, I feel much better getting that out. And I am happy to say I have been neglecting too much in order to speed through the next quilt.