It's been a rough two months - trying to iron out some issues with a project at work, while wanting to hide under the covers and never come out. Not the hard stuff that most of you deal with. Just my not-so-hard stuff that feels very hard in my admittedly pampered world.
But there was a wonderful, if exhausting, week in Utah with family and a few friends. Some really great days at seminary. Kind notes from those who were aware of my plight. Thank you!!!!
And then, there was a snow morning last Friday. A real, honest-to-goodness snow morning. Class was cancelled, I went in late to work, and I figured out how to free motion quilt using my 1960s-70s Elna SU.
It took a darning foot, a silicone mat, and lots of BBC mysteries. It also took unwrapping yards of thread that had managed to wrap their way around my bobbin casing. Not sure how that happened, but it explained all of the machine tension issues I'd had.
Sometimes, I just want mindless sewing. A project that requires almost no decision making, so that I can immerse myself in making but not in thinking. Now I'm waiting for some red perle cotton to arrive to finish up the quilting. And then I can put the binding on, sit in front of the TV, and sew the binding down. That sounds pretty heavenly to me right now.
And that's the long version of why the reading prizes aren't done yet. Thanks for your patience!!!