Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Monday, September 5, 2011

Still Here

I've had some recent complaints about the fact that I haven't been posting much. When the kids went off to school, I intended to immediately start posting more regularly, but last week real life interfered.

It started out with good intentions. I sat down to some therapy sewing, because I was missing my girls so much. I sorted a pile of brown/maroon/purple scraps, and a little green too, from the scrap boxes. This is what it looked like at 10 A.M. last Wednesday.

A couple days later, it looked like this. Although I should probably tell you that there is still a small pile of scraps on the floor that haven't been used.

Thursday, I started trying to put the pieces together. It didn't get very far, partly because I was doing it while also trying to put up produce from the garden. I had intended to do the garden work over the weekend, but we had an invitation to visit some friends on Saturday and Sunday.

So, this is how it stands now. It should be an interesting puzzle to fit the rest of the pieces together.

As for our short excursion, we went to visit this handsome guy and his family up in Maine.

He's such a goofy pup. He actually spends the entire day patrolling the shore for fish. Apparently he has yet to ever catch one, but he's not giving up.

It was a nice visit, but difficult, also. We got to know this family through the friendship of our youngest and their oldest. We have never visited their camp without our younger daughter along. I missed her so much. We were tempted to drive the extra hour and a half north to see her, but then thought better of it. I'm sure she wouldn't like me to make a scene! This empty nest stuff is harder than I thought it would be. Anyone out there who has been through this have any tips for me? I'd appreciate hearing whatever you have to offer on the subject.  In the meantime, I'll keep making myself remember that the girls are both growing tremendously, and learning so much that they need to know, and I'll keep sewing those scraps!


The Fab Furs said...

Keeping busy and keeping in touch are methods that probably work as well as any, and you're already doing those. The goofy pup must have heard about duck tolling retrievers and decided he'd be a fish trawling retriever.

Jade said...

Love goofy puppies like that--we had a golden retriever that would dive for rocks when we went to the river. He wasn't looking for small rocks, either--he would come up with these huge rocks in his mouth (10+ pounders!) and then go up and down the beach trying to find the best spot to set it down. Once he put the rock down, he was back at it again. By the time he was 11, his teeth were so worn down from all the rocks he'd been gathering that we figured we were going to have to start giving him soft food because we weren't sure if he'd be able to chew.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a cute little dog!

I like your needlework too!

Lisa said...

I can't belive how you can just start sewing with a bunch of scraps and without a plan and come up with something so darn pretty!

That is so funny abotu the pup! and Jade's story is just bizarre too!

I'm sorry to hear you're struggling with the empty nest :-/ I could have my mom give you a call. Honestly I think what helped her most was finally getting a job she had wanted for awhile... keep busy.

RosiePosie said...

MOMMMY! You posted!!! I think your scrap quilts look really nice, but then again they always do. I wish you had come the hour and a half north :( I miss you so much, and I can't wait to see you in October. Keep posting so I know whats going on at home :)

Love, The Youngest <3