Monday, March 4, 2019
Gratification Lifts Your Spirits
I have been stitching blocks that I haven't shown yet, really for a lack of time to post them. January and February brought family issues. My favorite niece was in the hospital and now rehab for almost 2 months with a deadly leg infection that almost killed her. (Be careful where you get your pedicures done). The day after Marcella's funeral my mother-in-law fell and broke her hip. Two weeks in the hospital and now in rehab. She expects us to visit every day, but that is pretty much impossible with Terry battling too many headaches.
BUT. When I made the basket weave piece for the Endeavourer's group, I had way more material than I needed so I decided to turn it into a small quilt that I will send to Corey J. It's 36" square and probably the right size to cover his legs in a carrier. They just moved to LA so I suppose they won't be needing quilts, lol.
Anyway, my original plan was to stitch in the black ditches but since my ditches don't line up I decided to tie the quilt. I used flannel for the batting and a piece of this black "love" fabric for the back. You may think the colors are not appropriate for a baby, but they dress Corey in red a lot and the decor in their RV is black.
So you might wonder about the title of this post. Even though I didn't execute the pattern perfectly, I am so happy to have completed this little quilt. In the future I am SURE that I will make a "stained glass" quilt because I love the effect even though I didn't pull it off on this one. Completing this quilt gave me GREAT satisfaction and it was a great learning experience.
Grateful: Today I am grateful that I have been relatively healthy. I'm ALMOST grateful that the weather is in the single digits because we stay home when it's this cold, lol.
Tell me, are you self taught in the craft you love the most, or did you take lessons.