Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sneaking in Those Moments to Work

Monday night, 8:47 pm. Dishwasher has been emptied and then filled again. DH is in bed (due to his having to rise early), daughter is doing homework in her room. I've put the birds to bed. Off I sneak to the studio. I'm not feeling as blissful as I did Saturday: no cup of tea, no NPR on the radio. Rather, I'm feeling purposeful and determined.

I change the thread in the machine to red and set about to quilt everything that wants red thread.

9:13 pm and I have to stop. I'm finished with the larger blocks, and I've ironed the quilt again - it's such a pleasure to fondle the quilt when it's been ironed. Then I notice I missed a block, but it's too late to start it now. I'm too tired.

I got in just over a half hour, and made good progress. Now I can sleep.

But wait, I have to show you my new business cards!

These are of the same design that I used for cards in Singapore. I liked the design so much, I just decided to repeat it.


Melody Johnson said...

OMG, I want cards like that too!
...I am so proud of you, getting into the studio and getting stuff done, one stitch at a time, and eventually things get done. Woowoo!

QuiltingFitzy said...

The city name Soddy Daisy just makes me smile.

Good to see you back where you belong! Blogging!

Colleen said...

I have been an avid reader of Melody's blog for a long time and I was happy to see today that she had a link to your blog...so here I am :)

What a talent you both have and I'm glad you've dusted off your machine and got back to making quilts. Whether it's fusing or piecing, the results are the same....satisfaction that you've created something.

I really like the piece you're working on. It's going to be another outstanding quilt :)

Debby said...

just like the "little engine that could"...I think I can...I think I can...I think i can ...
your work is wonderful and it's great that your sister has been so encouraging.

Fabric Fanatic said...

Brooke, love that you squeeze in time where you can...even if it's half an hour. The cards are terrific and will be sure to be appreciated by those who get one. Good luck on your newish endeavors.

Marybeth said...

I really like your business card! and I really love your quilts...yes, keeping finding the 5 and 10 minute slots in your day..it will keep you young and alive!!

Debbie said...

Your quilt is looking fabulous!
Love your blog too!

Carol said...

I am so glad to see you are "back in business" doing what you are supposed to do!

Mary Menzer said...

I came to visit your site from Melody's site - and I love your quilt, and read thread.
I read you business card - OMG - what a tiny world, my sister lives in Soddy Daisy! Now I heart you!