Sunday, March 13, 2016

Some Things Never Change!

Oh my I know I haven't blogged in a while but this is almost becoming ridiculous!  It has almost been a month and its funny to see that last time I blogged about the rainy weather and not much has changed.  We got a deluge of rain this week 6+ inches in one day alone.  Thinking about it, I would really don't even want to hear the total for the week.

But one thing about rainy days is, it allows more time for stitching  This morning I am working on the last block to be quilted on Baltimore Garden.  How exciting is that, of course, I still need to quilt the border.  This block has the initials that were included on the original quilt and the date.  It amazes me that this quilt was originally made 168 years ago.  I have often thought about the original maker and why she made the quilt?  I guess it always comes back to the enjoyment of stitching and the desire to make.  But, I can't help but think the maker of the original Baltimore Garden had a real love of flowers and possibly had her own flower garden. So over time, some things never change,  and I find that quite comforting. I am linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday's to see what others who enjoy stitching and making to see what they are stitching today. Hope you can join us and enjoy!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Rainy Days and Sundays

It has been a crazy couple of weeks around here. My husband has decided to take a new job in Texas.  It has been a goal of ours to move closer to family as we get closer to retirement.  But, even though we have moved several times over the years it is always stressful facing a move.  I finally sat down yesterday at the hoop and finished hand quilting block # 20 of Baltimore Garden.  The final five blocks have the crosshatching marked.  So this am, I will be tracing my random flowers and leaves on the last five blocks and I will be ready to sit and stitch.

I am so looking forward to my slow stitching today. The sound of the rain drops or the wall clock ticking in the background help me to concentrate on the needle in hand, to free the mind from troubled or chaotic thoughts.  We all need time away from reality, a time to rest our minds.  I look forward to each Sunday when Kathy reminds us it's time for Slow Stitching Sunday.