Tightly wound

I’ve actually made quite a dent in my ‘to do’ list this week, which is always a satisfying feeling, isn’t it?

So, I’d be all set for a relaxing weekend safe in the knowledge that I have caught up with myself for once, if it weren’t for the fact that my boys have turned.

Turned into two bickering beasts that is.

My favourite comment this week was from Joe (6) at the breakfast table: “It’s not fair! Henry’s bagel has got a bigger hole in it than mine”…

quiltingThank heavens for gentle, repetitive hand quilting and its ability to soothe and restore. 

I can actually feel the tension melting away with every rocking stitch.

There is no substitute for a needle and thread when you’re a bit tightly wound.

I hope you and yours have a relaxing weekend!

There’ll be a lot of quilting going on here I suspect…







6 Responses to “Tightly wound”

  1. Cathi in Ireland Says:
    February 8th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Have been lurking reading your blog for a while, love your work! Just had to agree with you about the hand quilting. I am working on a hand pieced and quilted heirloom quilt (www.dearjane.com) and am at the quilting stage. My mom has just been diagnosed with cancer, and while I’m having a hard time concentrating on my other crafting, I’ve been quilting a lot…so soothing, the tension and worry go away even if it is only for a little while!

  2. Jenna Says:
    February 8th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Your WIP looks very nice from what I can see. I can’t wait to see the finished quilt. Sorry you’re feeling so tense. It all piles up sometimes doesn’t it?

  3. Nanette Says:
    February 8th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Your house sounds like mine, normal!

  4. Tif Says:
    February 9th, 2008 at 1:01 am

    it’s like therapy isn’t it…helps us stay sane when all is not going so well 🙂

    hope your weekend is relaxing and i am so pleased to see you doing well on Etsy…you deserve it…

  5. Lucy Locket-Pocket Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I know what you mean – knitting and sewing are definitely good antidotes to the trials and tribulations of small children!

    Just visiting your blog for the first time having seen your lovely tea cosy on Lynette Anderson’s blog. I love your work!

    Lucy x

  6. Susan Wood Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Love your thoughts on quilting as they echo mine! Quilting is my therapy. My mother was a wonderful quilter who was diagnosed with Alzheimers almost 6 years ago. My quilting as taught me by my mother has been my therapy in coping with her disease. She is finally at peace as of Jan of this year. Thank you for letting me ramble. I enjoyed reading your blog!

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