Sunday, February 1, 2009
My chair. I rarely actually sit in it, but I have it in the corner of my bedroom and its all mine. I can lock myself in and have a few moments of quiet, or at least that's the idea and I'm holding onto it. I even make an effort to not cover it with semi clean clothes. It is there waiting for me and I'm grateful for the hope of relaxation it brings.
For this quilt, I decided to try something new to me -- hand stitching. I have to admit I grossly underestimated the amount of time it would take me. After working on it for a couple weeks, yesterday was a mad time of stitching and nearly having a panic attack I wasn't going to make it -- a little ironic considering my topic and method typically aren't thought of as high stress. Thankfully it all came together and I even made it to bed at a reasonable time. I also tried a pillowcase finish for the first time. I'm impressed with how easy it was, especially after all those stitches! Once again, thank you for a fun topic and a challenge to experiment and learn new techniques.