That is how it has been.
We have had a series of sad events in the past four years, very troubling times, wrenching the heart.
It been difficult to maintain any kind of steady energy level and productivity. Having never done a mystery quilt before that I didn't design this experiance really appeals to me and I determined that I would do the Celtick Solstice project by Bonnie Hunter.
I was already a week behind when I ran across the project but I printed off the sheets and decided to stick with JUST using my stash. I have one of those seemingly bottomless stashes that glaze the eyes of non quilters, and some quilters. Never in my natural life could I ever use it all up.
I have my blue recs cut out and though I really appreciate the ruler, I did not enjoy doing those recs. But they are all cut and done. My orange triangles are done and were a breeze. But sorting through my fabrics I needed, really needed, some more neutrals, my greens were un;bearable and the yellows needed help..
Then my brother-in -law had a stroke. In the past four days 5 days I made about 6 trips to the "city", 60 miles away, sat in the hospital for hours and tried to keep my head together. Very tense times. He did not make it through recovery and so-- now its funeral and more of that adjusting period to loss of loved ones.
I feel like I REALLY need this project even more now. I dashed into the Attic Window on my way to the hospital one evening and dashed up and down the aisles making instant decisions and gathering up 1/4 fat quarters.
Now I have all the cutting done todate for everything but the green rectangles.
This morning I sewed a handfull of Triangle blocks, getting the feel of them.
Now I am dashing to the city again to do an appointment for new glasses and some more Christmas Shopping as it looks as if my days are going to fill in by themselves. Its a good thing that I can climb in bed and sleep, wake up at 3 Am and work for a few hours and then back to sleep again. I really, really need to quilt.