Friday, January 2, 2009

Back in Stitches

Once upon a time, I was a quilter. A hand quilter. I did very little quilting on the sewing machine. As a traditionalist - at least that is what I called myself - a quilt had to be hand quilted. Yes, I know. This is somewhat snobbish. I eventually found out that sometimes machine quilting is best...for placemats, children's quilts, wallhangings, etc.

However. I have not quilted much of anything in a while. I had some items to make for the cruise we took in August. Once those were completed...that was it. I hit a slump. Didn't want to do much of anything.

Yesterday morning, I cleaned my sewing room. All the threads accumulated on the carpet after sewing dolls clothes with two little girls were vacuumed up. I stored several items away. Dusted the desk my machines sit on. I even ironed Sam's last two shirts and put the iron and ironing board away. Then...

...then yesterday evening...I pulled the quilt frame away from the wall. Tilted the surface down and tightened the wingnuts to hold everything in place. I set the tray on the back edge. Then...I actually sat down and took up the needle and...

took a stitch.

I'm...

"Back in the saddle again!"




3 comments:

Lisa said...

What a great way to start the new year... Maybe tomorrow I'll get my butt in gear since al the Gkids have gone home... I love my quiet house....

Allison Ann Aller said...

Hey Sherry,
Glad you are back to quilting!

And just so you know, I love getting feedback and suggestions on my blog...that's part of its richness...so thanks for the idea of adding some detail to the shingles on my embroidered cottage. My feelings are NOT hurt and I like the idea a lot, so thanks!
~~~~Allie

I Play Outside The Box said...

Sherry...would you mind sharing information on the 'needle pusher' you used in this photo. I don't recall ever seeing anything like it. Would love to try something like this...I dislike using thimbles.
TIA.