Friday, June 9, 2006

Quilty things

I've been feeling my stress level building for a couple weeks or more now, especially with some struggles I'm having at work. I knew for my own health's sake that I needed to be doing some actual stitching, as it is my major stress reliever. Other than a little stitching at Tangled Threads on Tuesday nights I've done nothing by hand for several weeks. So I skipped guild last night, put my birthday movie in the DVD player (Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) and took up my needle. I felt so much better by the end of the evening! I finished the April block for my Jan Patek mystery and the Whig Rose block for Heirloom Stitches. Then I started cutting out a pieced block for Heirloom Stitches. I plan to sew all weekend, so should have lots more finished blocks to show you by Sunday night.

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Gratitudes:

1. Fridays
2. Hand appliqué
3. Lori Smith patterns
4. Spell check
5. Good books to read

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8 comments:

Carolyn said...

Your blocks look beautiful! Isn't it amazing how relaxing it is to sit and stitch? I feel rejuvenated when I get the chance to do handwork. I'm glad you're feeling better...

Carolyn

The Calico Cat said...

Nice blocks! (You want me to send you some that just need the stitching?)

Laura said...

Love the blocks Patti, glad you were able to relieve a little bit of that stress!

Hanne said...

Working with fabric and thread is the best stress reliver - may you get many good moments in the near future !
Oh - I have been the worst blogger lately, and when I have had the time to comment I could not access the comment option. Blogger has not been friendly with me.
So - I am doing catch up for June:
I am positively amazed of what you long arm quilters can do with your machine. Thanks for sharing.
I can see you are doing wonderful long arm quilting too - like on your friend Kathie's quilt.
Your new table are beautiful and I can see why you bought it. I hope you will enjoy it a lot !

Quilts And Pieces said...

I can't wait to see your other blocks after this weekend! Your whig rose and mystery blocks are great! I love them!

I think I'll go home and pop a movie in and do some hand quilting - maybe that is what I need!

YankeeQuilter said...

Sitting and stiching sounds so perfect right now! The blocks look great by the way...even beter! Hope things are going better for you at work too.
Siobhan

ForestJane said...

Beautiful applique - I like the colors in the top block, the oranges and the reds. I'll look forward to see the ones you post next!

Jeanne said...

Lovely blocks! Glad you had a chance to relax a bit!
Jeanne