Thursday, November 15, 2007

Counting the days

Keith and I are heading to GA on Sunday. We're staying at the Ritz Carlton that Adam works at outside of Atlanta and we'll see both boys and Becky. I love living here in Minneapolis but I do miss seeing my boys. Chris calls/emails frequently (very frequently) but Adam is the opposite and I don't hear from him nearly enough.

Today (well actually yesterday) was one of those days I worked a series of small tasks - unloading and trimming a quilt, choosing fabric and cutting bindings for 3 quilts, cleaning off my cutting table, pre-cutting some Peltex for postcards, finding a bin to keep my postcard bit and pieces all together so I can just pick up and make one when I have the desire, layering my mini house quilt, and finally this evening sat down and started hand quilting it.

You know what's funny? I'm enjoying these small projects so much I don't even mind that my quilting isn't all that great or that my crazy quilt isn't very *artistic*. It's unusual for me to not stress over my imperfections but its nice for a change.

6 comments:

tirane93 said...

hooray for you! being able to enjoy the moment while you quilt (rather than stress yourself out about whether your work is perfect) gives everything you quilt a permanent glow.

Vicki W said...

I love that you are so into the postcards now!

Joanne said...

Have a wonderful time. We're doing our Thanksgiving on Sunday, so I'll be seeing my kids too. Even though we live fairly close, everyone is always so busy with life....

JudyL said...

I think I need to try some postcards. You're having too much fun! How long are you going to be in GA? Have fun!!

Your quilting is always so good . . I wish you'd quit stressing about imperfections!

sandy said...

Mary have fun with your boys and DIL. My girls and GC will be here ... can't wait.

Love your House Quilt ... too darling. If I have time I'm 'stealing' your idea. LOL

deputyswife said...

Have fun seeing your boys!

There are days I can't wait for my boys to grow up. Then I slap myself and try to appreciate the moment!