Boy, I can't tell you what a whirlwind of emotions it had been here a couple of weeks ago.
I applied for a job which involved a major portion of weekend time. (Am I an idiot or something?) To my surprise I got the job. (Then I realise THE mistake.)
After much turmoil and debating which took the better part of a week (could have saved myself and my hubbie the grief)....I decided I wouldn't take the job.
(BIG relief). HUGE.
I felt so relieved in fact, that an ENORMOUS wave of peace and energy has been reigning over me ever since.
I feel so very, very blessed to have a husband who doesn't put any pressure on me about anything, and laughs gently at me putting pressure on myself.
I feel to grateful have "re-gained" my precious family time, that every moment at the moment is being savoured.
This wave of energy knowing that I had released myself from a job I knew I would hate, (even before I began), opened up a world of opportunites for me in my mind.
I thought, I just want to make some stuff now, so a quilt top was started. The itching to make a quilt has been lying dormant in me for a while now...and I've been stashing fabric (as if you would never know!) Then I saw this...over at Cathy's. Thanks for the inspiration Cathy x.
Oh, my I thought I have this fabric in a jelly roll, and some other bits...I can do THIS.
I've still got to put a top and bottom border on.
Now I would like to make three tops by winters end, and somehow I am wondering...maybe this is an ambitious project? I have only ever made one tiny cot sized quilt before, yonks ago, and oh, the devastation that quilt caused - it faded DRAMATICALLY. It had left me wounded to ever want to quilt again.
But I like jelly rolls, I like the sound of them, and I like how modern and easy they make quilt making.
I got a tonne of books from the library, but in the end they all seemed inappropriate and somewhat fussy, plus I wanted the fabrics to speak for themselves. So I chopped and arranged, making the most of the jelly roll that I had left (I had used some in a skirt for my daughter - oops), and so far I'm loving this process.
I am gonna cheat and get a long arm quilting service to quilt it. then I'll tackle the binding ...then I can get on with the other two, eh?
Happy days indeed.