Wednesday, November 25, 2015

One Patch Quilt

just added to my list
of quilts to stitch
Thanks to all for your understanding and support
depression touches so many lives
I work hard to not dwell on it
getting on with my life as best I can
For me
being of help to others
heals me more than anything
and cats
always cats

Monday, November 23, 2015

Climbing Out

I have lived with depression for a long time
mostly keeping the worst of it at bay
This year "it got me"
and hung on for months and months
if you've never experienced clinical depression
count yourself among the blessed
medication and therapy don't make a dent

this is how I'm able to function
truer words...
For two days in a row
I feel it lifting...
I'm sharing this now
to remind everyone before the holidays
that among you will be a few depressed friends and relatives
please just be there for them
don't try to cheer them up
don't ask why they are depressed
don't argue with them about being depressed
I'm grateful
to be climbing out of this abyss

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Light and White

just finished putting all the wool strips
on the various piles
looking at the mounds
I see 99% medium to dark wool
when I've been craving just the opposite
the problem is...
I don't like to work with light colors
mostly just talking to myself today
trying work through this hooking freeze
what I do know...
this room would make a great workspace
hope you're having a good Sunday
I'm alternating between wool inside
and washing windows outside

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mixed Media

'Teal lane cottage' by Louise O'Hara of Drawntostitch
found on Pinterest
her work is very interesting

 looks like I'm in a house mood lately
maybe that's where
my hooking
should start... 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Eye Candy

Yoko Saito
image found on Pinterest
just when you think
her work can't get any more amazing...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Base of Wool Mountain

this is a little less than half the wool strips
Mom and I have done this year
trying to divide it into basic color groups
pretty much overwhelmed me
this is spread out on a full size bed
I just have too much wool
if there is such a thing
maybe I've spent too long away from hooking
can't seem to get started...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Finally, Wool Will Meet Linen

I fell in love with this pattern the first time I saw it
 last week I put in my order
for this, another pattern and wool
love, love, love it all
Yvonne Buss
is the designer
I needed something new to start me hooking again
yep, I have a couple dozen patterns on linen
many more on paper and in my head
but this girl, Miss Peony has been calling my name
today I have been cleaning and organizing in the sewing room
again or still as it may be
tomorrow I hook!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ready for Wool

 image from Pinterest
I am ready for wool
ready to hook
to dye
to have the wool dust flying
finish Mom's quilt top
get it shipped out to be quilted
Clean the house!
as my father always said
"this place is a mell of a hess"
only multiply by about 10
maybe by Thursday I can hook

we laid out my "in between projects" patches
almost enough for a lap quilt
Mom and Ann love doing this
checking out each piece of fabric
today I took in a few appliqué blocks
Mom stitched a few years ago
we are thinking a few small wall-hangings
these were blocks I was going to
incorporate into her new quilt
but with all the mistakes I made
that idea was squashed...
 she said if I find any more
things she's started
I'm to give them to her
so she can give them to Grandma
because she will love them
I always think when she gets to Heaven
it will truly be a day to rejoice
for she will see her Mother again
she wants nothing more
Who can blame her

Monday, October 19, 2015

Melrose Says

Keep Voting
I'm going to nap

as for me
this was Mom's quilt as of last week
I spent quite a lot of time
fixing my mistakes...
this morning it is ready to be pressed
before the final 2 sections
go together
I'm off work this week
my plans are to get this in the mail
to Bren for quilting
then on to my challenge rug
which is mostly a cat
who knew