Well, It is a quilting blog so here is my latest finish... a simple free pieced lap with my freestyle quilting all over... I started it in July.... Sometimes my head fills with what I like to call " the static of being overwhelmed" ... I use the noise of the machine to quiet my inner "static" and try and recenter... Took me 4 months to do 6-10 hours of quilting... wtf? Somehow I am not able to get to my quilting as often as I would like..
I lately have been feeling like my life and its circumstances are slightly out of my control. Thats a bummer, but its not permanent and things change. Seriously, I have a feeling that I'm not alone. Times are tough all over. Lots of folks are a little extra stressed for lots of reasons.
I handle it as well as I can, I quilt when I can and let it out. Someone over on Flickr posted a comment and called it "insane" ... Doh! I guess the secret is out... :)

The one great Relief I get is hanging out with fellow quilters talking shop, sewing, goofing around. Light, meaningful interaction - full of support, great advice and a liberal dose of silliness.... Thanks Ladies!

So this Thanksgiving goes out to you! Thanks! Your Awesome and I hope your MIL gets drunk early and falls asleep! Happy Thanksgiving to all!
A special shout out to my Westie-Besties Faith and Kim:
You guys Rock! I'm super grateful! I'll be dipping my breast meat in gravy and thinking of you! :D
Happy Thankgiving!
Quilters Rock!


Gail Lizette said...

amazing quilting on that quilt ~ the lighting really shows the stitching.

Christina said...

This is so gorgeous. I enjoy the soft look and the organic flow to the designs. Sometimes it is feast or famine with sewing for me too.

Mary Keasler said...

That is some more spectacular quilting! I am in awe and oh so inspired.

Katie said...

Hi Rachel,
Your quilt is beautiful. I'm Katie - the bee leader for the Fresh Comfort Two bee. Several people are wondering about their blocks. I can totally understand being overwhelmed, and they are totally fine if you don't complete their blocks, but would you mind sending them their fabric back? Would you also just post me an e-mail to let me know. Happy New Year - hope all is well.