Sunday, January 10, 2016

In the corner

Here we are enjoying the second Sunday of January.  I must say life got the best of me with a vacation after Thanksgiving and then celebrating the Christmas season.  I went back to my last blog post and realized my last posting was Dec 6th.  I was working on block #8 of Baltimore Garden.  Today, will be working on the last corner of block #13.  I guess I have done more stitching than I realized. I guess I really needed it!



 As I took my pic this am of that corner, it made me think about my childhood.  Way back when we didn't call it "time out" but we did get put in the corner as a punishment.  I think they both have the same results time to sit and think about what got us there.  I also remembered how your mind would wander while sitting there.  The same thing happens when I quilt.  I really need that time each day to let myself meditate and forget about all the demands that we have upon us.  I am super excited today, as the sun is shining and Tom has volunteered to cook dinner.  So I have a bit of extra time to link up with Slow Stitching Sunday where Kathy reminds us to slow down.  I can get in some more stitches and take a break and visit others who are enjoying the hand work. It doesn't get better than that!
















28 comments:

  1. nice to see you back after a break from blogging. Your quilt is beautiful have fun quilting today. I need to find a movie to put on while I work on circles.

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    1. It was good to take a break. With this cold snap I think I will be spending more time at the hoop this week. Enjoy your movie and stitching.

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  2. Oh the stitching is lovely and you certainly did get quite a lot done since the last post! :)

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    1. Thanks Deb! I am glad I looked back as I didn't realize I had come that far in December. I guess I just need to continue putting in a few stitches everyday. Have fun with your stitching today

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  3. Lovely stitching Carla! You are going to have a masterpiece there when you are done. I had never quite thought of taking a break as the "time out" of our childhood, but that totally makes sense. Yep, it helps me think and focus on what I've done and what I want to accomplish. I always come out more energized and with a clearer vision of how to get where I want to go :)

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    1. Thanks! I am happy to say I am excited about finishing this and having it under my belt. I also am thankful that I can stitch daily.

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  4. I like the quiet time I get when I sew.. it helps me to sort out the problems of my day and get back on track. Those few stitches a day add up over time.

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    1. You said it so well. Quiet time hearing the tick tock of the clock and allowing yourself to think!

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  5. You've been missed! Still working on your leaves too? I'm so inspired by your quilting and can't believe you would ever have had a time out!

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    1. Oh yes I am trying to fit a few leaves each week. Once the warmer weather hits I will back at Trailing Vines full force.

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  6. So glad to see your beautiful stitches today! I love my 'time out's' to stitch... usually it is Tuesday while everyone is at school or work. I have not had one of those since before thanksgiving... I think I need to get back to that this week. Enjoy your stitching and having dinner made for you today.

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    1. Hope you find a few extra minutes to stitch this week. I really like your current quilt along blocks!

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  7. Carla, I am always so inspired by your beautiful quilts. Someday I am going to make one of those beautiful red and green quilts like yours.

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    1. They are alot of work but oh boy I am so excited to be able to have one of my own. Not something I will do again in fact nine patches are really calling my name.

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  8. Carla... your applique is delightful on this corner as is your hand quilting of such a gorgeous quilt! I am taking an applique class in February when AQS comes to Daytona Beach.. very excited to one day produce such loveliness myself.

    glad your hubby is making dinner for you occasionally... my honey cooks some too and those nights are so much fun for me to have extra time for ME! lol It is a rarety even in my retirement years to savor a few caught moments for something I wanna do!

    Have a blessed week friend! Kathi

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    1. Thanks Kathi! How exciting to take a class at AQS. Who is giving the class?

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  9. The holidays can really get the best of us, can't they? Blink and a month has gone by! You've made tremendous progress on your Baltimore Garden -- your quilting looks great! :)

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    1. Thanks and oh so true! I am glad the stitching won over blogging. I need my daily fix.

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    1. I really have missed it but sometimes we have to give up a few things to keep our sanity!

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  11. You've made a lot of progress on the quilting--it's going to be so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! It is good to look back and see your progress when slow stitching!

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    1. Well I didn't mean to delete your comment. But to answer, I use a papermate sharpwriter #2 disposable mechanical pencil or my hera marker. This is the same pencil that Sue Garman uses and I have never had a problem. The marks disappear for the most part as I quilt. However what is left washes out easily. I like that it makes a very fine line.

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  13. Great to see you back. Your stitching is wonderful as always!

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  14. Carla, your quilting is beautiful! Everytime I see your work I am inspired to get back to my frame. I fell off my hour a day but will get back at it in Feb. Thank you for sharing!
    Very nice to have another cook in the house!!

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  15. Your applique and stitching are beautiful! I agree, we all need time to stitch our cares away.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous! Sheer perfection!

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