Since my BIL had his stroke 2 weeks ago, it has made me sit back and reflect on what is important in life. My quilting in particular since it does consume so much of my time.
There is quite a pile of completed tops that have been waiting and waiting to be quilted and used.
There are also quite a few UFO's still sitting on a shelf. Some just require outer borders to become completed tops.
Guess what my goals will be this summer?
In the meantime, I have brought out this quilt to work on again. I did have a good routine in place, but it got abandoned at the half way point. So, to help me with my goal, well, this is a good project to continue with.
During stressful times, hand quilting and hand piecing are my 'go to' projects to help keep me calm. They help to give me peace and I can lose myself in the process and not think about what is going on around me.
It is so tempting to just hand over a few of my quilts to have them professionally machine quilted; but my love of hand quilting stops me. A century from now, I would love my descendants to see what I did with hand quilting and treasure my quilts as much as I do today.
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Have a great day!