Tears and sore fingers










I usually choose to hand quilt because it looks so textural and interesting (here’s a stunning vintage wholecloth example). 

However, it takes forever and a day and it hurts your fingers (can’t get on with thimbles). So I find it a bit of a chore, actually.

I find it helps to hand quilt watching girly films and drinking tea. So, I started quilting Blighty this afternoon and put ‘August Rush’ on.

And I had a lovely afternoon, crying and quilting.

And then I went to get the boys from school and realised that it was the very. last. time Joe will ever be an infant.

So, I basically stayed teary eyed for the rest of the afternoon.



6 Responses to “Tears and sore fingers”

  1. Sue Hall Says:
    July 22nd, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I do remember that, and before you know it they are graduating and off to the West Indies on their own in my experience!! Janet, I so enjoy your blog, you have inspired me to start one too! Thank you….

  2. wonderwoman Says:
    July 22nd, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    i can understand being teary – its sad when they have to grow up!! but think of all the amazing things he’ll do next!
    quilting and watching movies – what a lovely way to spend an afternoon! When i quilt i usually end up with plasters all over my fingers as i hate using thimbles.


  3. trashalou Says:
    July 22nd, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    We have changed to a two-tier system so I am now only facing the whole leaving behind ‘junior’ school this coming year.

  4. Ali Says:
    July 22nd, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Oh, those little knees (and end-of-yearish shoes). They say it all really.

  5. anna r Says:
    July 23rd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    I find that I cannot use a thimble but I do want to quilt and quilt well, so I am carrying on.

  6. Pat Sieler Says:
    July 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Love the photo. Years to come, the tears will come again when you look at this photo.

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