Do you find that you sometimes worry about things as you are stitching? your children? your future? your parents? Is it only me and my "worrywart" tendencies?
Hand stitching is a great opportunity to let your body relax and to slow down, and to spend some time in prayer or meditation. But this week, it morphed into ruminating time, and wasn't rejuvenating like most hand work is for me.
I've decided that it's my quilt's fault!
Since I finished up my Quilter's Blessings, I got out an old project to hand quilt. It's a UFO because I don't like it... and I mean I really dislike it!
It reminds me of a difficult time in my life when both my Mom and my father-in-law were really sick, in two different hospitals in two different cities, and my two children were young, and I was working two jobs in two other cities... well, you get the picture. My mom eventually recovered and my father-in-law passed away. It was a very stressful time.
This was a mystery quilt, which was posted online around Valentine's Day 2000, but I can't remember where...does anyone recognize the pattern? I made the center and then cut it and inserted the red strips, and then added the outside border. It has been pin basted for 12 years!!
From time to time I pull it out of the UFO closet to do a little more quilting, but the memories come flooding back when I start working on it. I would like it to be finished, but I don't know...
I think I'll quilt on it a bit longer, but it might have to go back in the closet again.
What are your hands stitching this week?