Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I turned on my sewing machine and finished a baby quilt last night.

Cannot begin to tell you how utterly fantastic it felt to be sewing again. A lot of the tension melted away with each stitch.

It's just been too darned long!

Andrea and I stopped at Joann's on the way home from the airport yesterday and loaded up with more goodies. She's really gotten into making bracelets for the craft fair next month. I'll do my part with some quilted items. I purchased some Cincinnati Bengals fabric to create some small handbags and lapquilts. They always sell and I sure don't feel one bit of remorse letting them go. Bengals - UGH!

Seriously, using the GO cutter is going to really help with the craft fair projects. I have a couple of nickel quilt patterns selected.

Margaret's probably back home by now - we haven't received a message to the contrary. She hugged me good-bye at the airport and told me to be brave. Have to admit, I cried. But, she'll probably be back for another visit before the end of the year and bring Michael's oldest daughter with her.

Michael had his weekly appointment with the hospice nurse today. They're going to arrange for a volunteer to help Michael photograph, catalog and price his entire model railroad collection. I also asked for a hospice social worker to phone me. I need to have a chat about some feelings I'm having lately and need some advice on how I should handle them.

Just stormed here - let's hope the humidity clears up a bit.

Love ya,


Moneik said...

What a wonderful feeling to be able to sew last night! Hope you get the chance again soon. Sewing relaxes the tension away for me too.

Anonymous said...

I know when I don't sew, I feel unsettled. It brings me peace in so many ways and your right, the tension just folds up and moves on. Good for you! Tazzy

Pat said...

I want you to know that I have said a prayer for you in your time of trials. God is with youand is holding in the palm of His hand. Try just a few minutes of sewing, it is a tension reliever. sending you some love, pat