October 14, 2013 § 14 Comments
Yesterday I dusted off another languishing project… One that was started about four years ago… and I had NO idea how to hand quilt. I still don’t really know how to hand quilt, but at least I am now a little more aware of some of the tips & tricks than I was then.
I can’t seem to finish anything. Though I’m not really aiming to finishing anything. At least I’m finding short bursts of energy to do something, right? That’s progress.
What I love so very much… if at all possible… is to make Sundays a cozy day of doing things that blot out the work of the past week and refresh & fortify for the coming week. Yesterday it felt so good to throw a few logs in the fireplace insert, dig out some hand stitching and watch an old movie and an old episode of Downton Abbey. (Don’t worry, the new season doesn’t start until January)
One of my favorite scenes is right before Matthew proposes to Lady Mary. The snow is swirling, Lady Mary’s dress is this rich, beautiful wine color, the warm glow of the lights from inside Downton Abbey are illuminating the two and a magic moment is in the process of being made.
It was a toasty 72 degrees F. in our living room yesterday.
I made more progress on the quilt yesterday than what I had previously done on the entire quilt, which wasn’t very much.
I think snow days in our city give me the same feeling as a cozy Sunday.
I’m itching to spend a little time learning about the quilts & quilt blocks that were popular in the 1920′s.
I am thankful for these little things.