I am having such fun with setting my own personal goals to get on with finishing the numerous tops I have. I have decided that if I take a top out of the "Finishing Drawer" then I must not start anything new until its finished and gone from my sewing womb.
I love to call my sewing room, a sewing womb. It reminds me of a good friend who lives miles away. We write real letters between each other.
I started this modest foray into modern quilting by taking my obsession in crazy quilting to more solid colors as that's what I thought the early modern quilting I saw meant by the early days of modern quilting.
That was I confess, in 2005.
Then I did my usual quilt as you go in crazy stitching so all that was required on this modern quilting experiment was machine embroidery stitches from my good old trusty Janome.
Then it went into the drawer and another 12 years went by and for one reason or another it sat, I passed it over many times, as I was simply not committed to it. I just wasn't inspired. It sort of looked at me not speaking to me or saying what this peice wanted.
Then in keeping with my new rule, if I take it out of the "Finishing Drawer" it gets priority to become completely finished. And par for the course, in less than 3 hours it was completely done!
I reached for the vibrant stash of Kaffe's fabrics, which are some of my favorites but why do I have all this lovely fabric, if I don't use it?
You know I'm right and for some reason today I need to be right.
African Violet Crazy Quilt is now finished!
I was feeling a wee bit defeated on several fronts.
Let me share; I have a nodule that flared up in my left arch for 14 days and then I was scheduled to have a minor toe surgeryon the 15th., I'm allergic to latex, bandaid glue and various other medical glues, plus I'm also allergic to Polysporin. My luck, both went on my toe after surgery, I missed this bit while looking away and not feeling anything due to the freezing in my toe.
It became severly inflamed, sore beyond even the strong constitution I have. Soon it was clear that something very serious was wrong beyond my allergies.
I went to a walk in clinic on Friday afternoon.
If its like your town or city, I had to wait for several hours to see a doctor.
Finally, my name was called and I hobbled into the examination room only for the doctor to take one look at my toe and pronounced that antibiotics were in my future. He asked how long has this toe been inflamed, about 12 days I confessed. He rose his eyebrows and waved a nagging finger at me that if I'd waited longer, I'd be hospital.
I am relieved to report that finally, my toe has stopped thumping and that I do believe a noticable change in my toe is happening.
So its the right time to hand quilt this blue zig zag table runner, you should see this completed in the next post.
Plus, I have the circles table runner ready for sandwiching too!
I have been able to do more writing while keeping my foot up, and playing, reading and researching on my laptop, discovering new ways of doing things, so more on that later. I've had time to watch more Olympic sports and watch our Canadians do well.
I really love to watch Slope Style Snow Boarding, Figure Skating and Curling!
Maybe it was just time to slow down.
I'm linking up with Slow Sunday Stiching Link Up today!
I wish you all a beautiful day of stitching!