Steffi likes everything I sew.
It's been a long time.
David went on a mission for the USAF for 5 weeks and I was left with the kids, a full time job, and chronic depression to deal with on my own. I was stuck in Oklahoma, where I don't know a soul, and I didn't handle it well. I've gained 40 (!!!) pounds since we moved here in September. I'm lonely every day.
I need my art back. I know that very few people still read this blog any more. I don't focus on knitting as much as I did originally. I also quit updating for almost 5 months. For those of you still with me, thank you. I plan on sharing again. I need it.
I've been sewing a lot. I got a new Brother machine for my wedding anniversary and I've been honeymooning with it for months now. I had forgotten how much I loved sewing with a machine. I sit at the sewing table for hours. I spend all morning in my pajamas. I hold my bladder for hours. My coffee gets cold before I drink it. The hours fly by and I realize that I didn't plan anything for dinner yet.
The first quilt is a spontaneous number I did for my best friend. I just cut rectangles and attached them at random. Some pieces are larger than a fat quarter and some are as small as a credit card. I don't really know how I ended up with a queen sized quilt, it just happened.
The second quilt is on my bed. It's a giant log cabin square made from 5" flannel strips. (I got all of the fabric from JoAnn's when flannel was $1.99 a yard.) The back is an old sheet with a few leftover 5" strips thrown in here and there.