Monday, November 10, 2008

Pulling it together


When I was in college my expository writing professor intensely disliked it when students used the word it. "So vague and uninteresting," she would say in her nasal Yankee voice. The way her nostrils flared and her shoulders shrugged you knew vague and uninteresting was bad - very bad. (whoops, she doesn't like the word very either but that is for another post....) To this day when I use the word it the little voice in my head sighs "vague and uninteresting." Today the answer to that is "you betcha!"

I have been unpacking, sorting, cleaning, repacking, and putting stuff away for what feels like forever...ok, maybe just few months but it is mind numbing! Today I took the day "off" to go to an MD appointment and to browse through some fabric shops for curtain materials. I can only explain it as consumer overload. I think I had the same expression on my face as a child does when the first load of Christmas toy circulars comes in the Sunday newspaper. I came home with two magazines, a christmas towel, and some thread...no curtain fabric. Too much to look at!

So I am back at the computer unpacking a box of cords and getting excited that I finally found all the pieces to my camera and can now post photos again! I am so easily amused. the photo on the top of this post may hold my record for procrastination...it took me eight years to finish putting the binding on it! I only did it two days before we packing out...

The photo below is of on of the woman in my quilting group back in the UK. She was determined to have her blocks together before I left. This is her first quilt. I love how the colors came together on this one. It will have a soft blue border and binding.

10 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Yeppers (to the first paragraph!)

That blue quilt is just wonderful. Why ever did you not finish it at the time? It's really lovely now - good job.

Paula said...

"It" is a great quilt! I love simple patterns, they make for some of the best quilts.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wooo hooo, it's so good to hear that you are making progress. Yes, packing and unpacking is a bummer, but when you're done, you're done! (right?)

Jeanne said...

I love IT! Nine patch quilts are the best.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

it it it it it - hee hee hee. ooh, beautiful quilt, congrats on getting it done and on finding all the bits for your camera. I can't believe you don't already have curtain fabric there somewhere.

Andrea said...

It may have took 8 years but it was worth the wait - lol ! I LOVE your quilt. 9 patches are brilliant aren't they ?

CCnUK said...

Now that we are so far a part I guess it's time for me to stop lurking and start posting. Glad to see that you made it back safe and sound. The nine patch is so pretty. I experienced the same over load when I went back to the states last year, so much to choose from I didn't choose anything. I am so jealous.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Both quilts are lovely...nice to see you are back to your usual blogging self :o)

Karen said...

A wonderful quilt and only eight years to bind! :)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Is that top quilt yours? I LOVE it!