After a year quilting hiatus, I have the desire to start quilting again. My hubby was in the hospital for most of the month of December 2013 with pneumonia and infection in the lining of his lungs. After two surgeries he was released on the 23rd of December in time for Christmas, with another month of infusions and two months of home health care.
At the time hubby got sick I was sewing a Christmas apron. I haven't sewn since except for some burp clothes I made for my daughter-in-law's preschool. I lost all interest in quilts, fabric, and sewing. Of course it didn't help that the timing went out on my Bernina when I was sewing that Christmas apron. A chronic problem with my machine, as apparently the shaft is slightly bent.
But recently I have decided to get back into making Civil War reproduction mini quilts and doll quilts. To get inspired I have signed up for Sentimental Quilter's "Small Quilt Talk" group, committing to one small quilt a month, and have been looking with keen interest at Temecula Quilt Company's small quilt patterns and kits. Not that I don't have enough in my stash already, but it doesn't hurt to look------at least that's what I tell myself.
So I will put a new blade in my rotary cutter, dust off my old Featherweight and hope to be back with all my quilting friends with something new to show.
Enjoy all the pieces of your life,