A week or so before Christmas, Facebook threw a page I might like on my news feed. It was a quilting page, over five thousand members. Silly me, I liked the page and now see great quilt projects a dozen times daily. There are some beautiful quilt pictures posted that really get the creative juices flowing. Boxing Day a member posted the first step of a Mystery Quilt. I wasn’t really interested until people started posting pictures of their fabric selections, finished blocks and I went snooping around the quilt stash at the church. A confluence of temptations. Needless to say, I have completed the first step and cut the pieces for the second. And, wouldn’t you know it, my sewing machine decided it needs maintenance. Which sucks because the closest technician is an hour away. I just might have to take a road trip tomorrow.
The floral fabric is older. There were two 36″ bolts of it in the church stash. I have no other clues as to its age. The blue batik was something I had bought thinking it would work with another project I had already purchased fabric for. It didn’t. The white is a bit stark, a pale orange or pastle pink probably would have worked better for the light background, but both those colours are not prominent in my stash, I care for neither.
I think I presently have well over a dozen projects at various stages of production. Another one won’t make any difference!
Daniel 2:19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night, and Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
It’s been some time since I have felt up to giving some attention to this blog. Sorry about that. I’ve missed reading those blogs I follow, and those who follow me. Things were quite dreary for some time. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid and located a cyst in my breast all at the same time of dealing with the grief of my dad’s death. I am now on thyroid medication, it has helped with the depression symptoms, but I am still quite tired. Another round of blood work at the end of January will determine whether there is actually any stabilization of hormone levels.
On top of everything, we have had snow. LOTS of snow. It’s beautiful, serene, pristene, glorious. It brings extra time in getting ready to go anywhere. It involves brushing all of it off the vehicle, shovelling out the driveway, the sidewalk (otherwise they won’t deliver your mail), the steps into the house. December broke the record for snowfall for that month, over 100 cms. Compound those challenges with only seven hours of daylight and it is not surprising so many people suffer from S.A.D.D.
I didn’t sew much from September to December either. The interest just wasn’t there. I did manage to get a small banner completed for the lower hall at the church and two banners and two banner tops in yellow and white for the times in the liturgical year that call for those colours. I will get pictures up in a future blog. Promise.
This little project was originally a panel that had a variety of Christmas/winter images. I fussy cut all the images and reassembled the Christmas ones with some filler colours.
Merry Ukrainian Christmas, btw.
Luke 2:10-1110 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.