Monday, November 26, 2012

Sewing Room Therapy

 The last of my family left this morning.  I needed some serious therapy.  Since I was up early for their departure, I sat right down in front of my spinning wheel and plied the Finn/Cashmere singles.
We are talking about some serious softness here-137 yards.
 I next spun my hand carded FiberBinderClub sample for November, this is Bond fiber-very, very soft and squishy!
 Next, I turned to the pile of fabric Marsel and I cut up yesterday for a baby quilt!  The pattern is from the July/August '12 issue of Quiltmaker magazine.
 Do I want it laid out like this..................?
 Or like this?
 I added the inner and outer boarders.

The top is all pieced..........
And even pieced the back!  I like turning the sadness from the goodbyes into something positive.

                                           I will be finishing this as soon as I schedule a trip to JoAnns for the batting!


  1. It's absolutely beautiful!!! I love it.

    I am trying to focus on the 'happy' of seeing you again soon...

  2. Older Grandson has a book called "A Time for Everything". It starts: "There is a time for everything. Happy times when we say hello. Sad times when we say goodbye." Even he doesn't like that page and he's not yet three!

    You did a great job of focusing on achieving something good and not wallowing!

  3. What a lovely baby quilt!!! It just makes you happy to look at it.

  4. I agree, the quilt has happy colours:) can't go wrong with butterflies for kids! and I am sure using your hands will give you back some good feelings despite the sadness! any plans for the handspun?


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