Monday, July 20, 2015
If you know me, you know that my family is full of crazies. That's why I call it the Crazy Train. The key quilt I am making is for my daughter who is in a mood swing and is not talking to me. It was hard to stitch in that situation, so I have put it aside to get back to the CQJP15 blocks.
I was getting a little bored with the Princess On A Pea theme. I need happy thoughts. I have always wanted to make Hexie CQ blocks. I bought a Hexie ruler that allows you to cut different size hex shapes using the same kind of slots that the fringe rulers have. Due to my preoccupied mind, I had a little difficulty using the correct slots to make the size I wanted. What a DUH!! moment.
Anyway, I'll be working on different theme hex shapes for a while. There will be a Queen of Hearts because I LOVE the Queen of Hearts. So much so that I have a QOH tattoo on my arm. I also want to try a hex shape in landscape piecing. I'll be gathering fabrics today to get the shapes pieced.
Don't be sorry for me about my daughter. We were pretty close when she was small, but the teen years brought a rift that has been an undercurrent ever since. Things work out eventually but I must admit that I ...I hate to say the word...envy..mothers that have fabulous relationships with their daughter. I no longer blame myself except maybe for the mental illness that runs in my family. I am lucky that I have found medication that works. AND glad that it is no longer a taboo subject.
Posted by Carol- Beads and Birds at 8:17 AM