For those who know me well, know I can go quiet from time to time. Sometimes because I am busy, other times due to depression. This time was the latter. Winter is hard. I remind myself that like the winter season, depression will not last forever. I make myself do the basics. Get up, get dressed and eat. In time it passes. And it is passing.
Another way to help depression pass is to be with friends. I spent a long over due day out with my Laurie yesterday. It felt so good to laugh and it felt good to connect at a deep level with someone who knows me better than anyone else on this planet. We picked up and put down many things at The Pink Begonia. I bought a few things, but the tiny pink Shiny-BRITE balls were a huge hit with me!
Laurie is a new quilter and is in the process of setting up her sewing space in her home. I am so excited! One of these days I am heading over with my craft table and machine and we are going to have a sew in. Did I mention I was excited?
I have been doing a little sewing, but not a whole lot. Depression leaves me uninspired. =( But it's better now! =D I'll share my latest fun project in a sec, but first I want to share my rainbow quilt. I finished it a while ago and never got around to sharing it. Even though I am not much of a purple girl, the purple block is my favorite. The orange a close second.
Okay, my fun project...Not too long ago, Kristy @ Quiet Play, created a paper piecing pattern of typewriter font letters. The testers did their thing and they went on sale in her Craftsy store on Thursday. I bought them on the spot and got to work....
Here is where I am at this time:
The small dresdens, the bird blocks and the prairie points were all orphans. The plan was to make a little something to take to Brooklyn when we go visit next weekend, but now I think I am going to keep going and make a row quilt for her, along the lines of what Lori @ Bee In My Bonnet is doing. I can give it to her another time. I have to make it wider, so I have some thinking to do to figure it all out.
Seriously, aren't the letters fun? I will be using them a lot!
One more thing and then I will be quiet. Monday is going to be a special day in our family, but you will have to wait until then to find out what it is. =)
Have a great weekend, everyone!!