Oh hi there! In case you’ve wondered, I just needed a short blogging/sewing break to get my little “blooming poppies” off to their first days of school and I, had some adjustments to make as well. Sending my youngest off to a four day a week school schedule definitely marked the end of a profound phase in my life and theirs. It feels a bit odd now, suddenly having all(relative term) this time without children in my midst. I took a few days to ponder my new freedom and, I must admit, shed a few tears. As I make my way through figuring out my new rhythm, I decided a good run, and a good quilting session would help me get some clarity.
Well, the running was good, the quilting had it’s moments, but overall, was kind of a drag!! This pebble quilting thing, which I started a ways back, is just WAY too time consuming for my liking! I must admit, there are moments with it, where I feel like I hit my stride and I am in a good “groove” but mostly it is just tedious, hard and a literal pain in the neck…… hmmm, kind of like running sometimes!! The pay off always seems worth it in both cases for me…..
Anyway, I realize that maybe this type of quilting is best left for smaller, fill-in spaces on a quilt and I chose to fill in a huge mass of negative space here, which has made it a much longer and more intensive process.
On the bright side however, I’m almost finished and I’ve improved greatly on a quilting skill that was brand new to me!!! I’m happy to say I’ll be moving on from this quilt soon, as I have several projects lined up waiting for some attention.