Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hold Your Quilting Plans Loosely

I need therapy. I am serious! So how do I get it??? I make quilts. I have all my 2010 quilting goals lined up, but because of my need for therapy, I have to change those.....Hold Your Plans Loosely....I do that often, and good thing. I started off with some Fabric Therapy. TJ needs a new quilt from Grandma.
Doesn't that blue look like the perfect "ocean"? I think some sailboats (or pirate ships) will be just the thing!!! Emerson also needs a new quilt. I saw this on Karen's blog and she graciously sent me a copy of the pattern she got from an older magazine. I think it is a perfect quilt for Emerson!! (Those 9 patches are 3" finished!) I may add some flowers to that vine also.All I needed was some background fabric, a nice yellow and a crisp green! I have lots of blues, pinks, and lavenders to add in.I will still continue with the Hidden Star, and the Pink and Brown will stay in the hoop until it is finished, but all else will be put on the back burner until these quilts are finished and covering my grandchildren! (I think I can squeeze in a Libby Quilt every month too!)
PERFECT therapy....though it is NOT cheap!
Here are a few Sassy pictures. She has found quilting to be quite fun also. She spends much time chasing my thread as I hand quilt.....it is a race to see if she can catch the loop before it disappears into the fabric! She usually wins!Eventually she wears out.....but not before she wears me out!I sure love that cat!!!!

19 comments:

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Animals are good therapy also as well as quilting. Sometimes I wonder why I have 3 dachshunds until one of them comes and lays their head on my shoulder for a hug!

Great fabrics for both of the grandkids quilts. It is worth putting everything on hold until those two quilts are done for the grandkids. They will love them.

I love the photo of you and the grands. It is a great pic. Sassy is an adorable quilting kitty. Jak calls all cats wee wee. We don't know why...lol! He goes crazy over them even tho he is never around them. Prayers for you all, Karen

Dani said...

I love the new quilt pattern it looks great! What a blessing for your grand-kids to have new quilts from grandma.

Oh my goodness, the pictures of Sassy cracked me up! What a spaz!

In other news I've been eyeballing some simple quilt ideas. Maybe I can talk my self into trying one in the next year or two...maybe ;-)

Rose Marie said...

Lovely photo of you and your grandchildren!

Sassy is quite the kitten and they bring such joy to our lives. Glad to see that you now have a quilting buddy!

NeeCee said...

Only you would find a quilting cat! ROFL

Libby said...

Sassy looks so cute! I love the little smudge on her nose!

You picked some beautiful fabrics for those quilts!and you are right, some quilts just HAVE to be made!

That picture of you with your grandbabies is adorable! You can tell that they love being at Grandma's!
Enjoy your therapy!
Libby

Nancy said...

Hey Bren,
I think I have a pattern of Pat Sloans that are blocks...each block is a sailboat floating on an American flag. Interested? I can send it to you....
I can't find a photo on line so will take a photo and send it if you are interested...

julieQ said...

Yout kitten is such a hoot! I think quilting fabric and thread is so much cheaper than therapy, and probably more effective!

Love Bears All Things said...

Quilting therapy is probably less costly than professional would be.

This is just the way my Smokey does whenever I try to do handwork.

Be careful about leaving any loose threads around. Cats like to eat them and it is very dangerous.
Mama Bear

Debi said...

Love the fabrics for the grankiddies quilts. Your little kitty is so adorable.

moreofhim said...

Beautiful picture of you and your grandbabies! What precious little ones.

I love all your quilting choices, too. You do such beautiful work. It amazes me every time.

Your kitty is adorable! How funny that she loves to quilt, too! :) I'm so glad you found the perfect little companion for you and your family.

God bless you, my friend!

Love, Julie

moreofhim said...

Beautiful picture of you and your grandbabies! What precious little ones.

I love all your quilting choices, too. You do such beautiful work. It amazes me every time.

Your kitty is adorable! How funny that she loves to quilt, too! :) I'm so glad you found the perfect little companion for you and your family.

God bless you, my friend!

Love, Julie

~Joann~ said...

Bren~ Your little kitten is just sooooo cute!! Your grandkids too :)
Love the fabrics for the future quilts and I would go with pirate ships but then again I am a huge Capt. Jack Sparrow fan!!
Glad to hear that you are falling in love with the kitten, we are definately loving our new puppy.
Blessings,Joann

Crispy said...

It's amazing that you get any sewing done with all of Sassy's help LOL. I love the pattern that Karen sent you, her quilt from it is adorable. Lots of loverly fabrics too!!

Crispy

Linda said...

Love the nine patch for Emerson, and if you're interested I too have a sailboat pattern. It was a free download, but no longer available. Home from the hospital, thank you Jesus.

Guðrún said...

I can see that the kitten likes to quilt.

Niki said...

I too find quilting good therapy...nothing de-stresses like settling into some serious quilting. Am thinking of you often, and praying all along...
hugs
Niki

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Bren,

I love the Sassy photos...I can see how it would be frustrating, adorable and funny all at the same time.
Stitching is my therapy too and I think a creative outlet is good for everyone:)Your grandchildren will adore their quilts. They are very cute...love the photo of you with them.

Lots of hugs,
Sharon

karenfae said...

the fabrics you have chosen will look great! I was pleased to help you out. Post a picture when you are done I will be glad to see what your version looks like.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Meggie said...

Lovely pic of you with the Littlies!
Sassy is just adorable.