Catching Up

So I've just about completely lost my rhythm when it comes to quilting. That lovely, lovely calming routine of quiltiness I love so much is shot all to pieces these days. I might possibly get to my stitching a couple days a week at best. It's so pathet...

So I’ve just about completely lost my rhythm when it comes to quilting. That lovely, lovely calming routine of quiltiness I love so much is shot all to pieces these days. I might possibly get to my stitching a couple days a week at best. It’s so pathetic.

Bow-ties quilt

It’s looking like that’s the way my entire summer is going to be. Ugghh… I did finish the hand quilting on the hand pieced bow-tie quilt and am now waiting on impetuous for binding work. Honestly, I’m not feeling it right now. But I do have the Cactus Baskets quilt in the hoop and since I’m quilting with perle cotton there is progress being made. Slow progress, but you know how it is. Every single stitch counts.

Cactus Baskets

I was guilted pressured into asked about making a block for my nieces wedding quilt, one of those sampler block quilts where everyone gets a small chunk of fabric to work with. I was feeling deeply resentful if you want to know the truth of it, having so little time to work on my own lovely quilting and then having to use specific fabrics? It was a tough one, but I persevered and it’s done now. So much character building, these types of projects. I did add some of my own fabric to the mix—of course. How could I not? There simply was not enough contrast with what was given and I could feel the hives about to break into a happy dance. It only made me want to dive head first into my fabric totes and start sniffing fabric or something equally weird. I am {obviously} deeply missing my quilt room bonding moments. Ahem! Obviously.

Quilt block for a wedding quilt

A reader and fellow circler sent along a picture of the circles quilt top her sister has recently made. This quilt top is made by Carol from Oregon and what a beauty it is! So much color in this quilt, you can’t help but smile. Loving those nifty pathways of color background and the way some of the circles pop! And yes, I am still working on my circles, sometimes the only quilty thing I touch all week. So. Very. Pathetic.

Carol in Oregon circle quilt

And here is my husband and I, soon to be married for a whole 25 years. Woohoo us! Hoping to take off on a vacation and celebrate without any children around. Started without them and will end up rattling around our house without them some day in the future. Right? Not that I’m feeling anxious for that day. No sirree. Love those kids to pieces. The vacation however? Very much needed.

Almost made it 25 years together…

It’s time. Just hoping things work out and it doesn’t get cancelled like every other fun thing we try to do together. I think it’s just that time of life, don’t you? Taking care of other people and trying not to take each other {too much} for granted. Okay, that’s it for a quilty post until the next circles linkup the first of July. Thanks to everyone who once again took the time to link up! And a metaphorical quilty 365 fist bump to all my fellow circlers. Lovely to see so many still hanging in there with me!