Thursday, September 21, 2006
this WILL be one for my sister
When my sister came down to visit at the end of August we chatted at length about her marital situation and where she would live once the final split took place on the sale of the marital home
For long enough I've wanted to make her a quilt, I wasn't into quilting when she married 20 years ago and in some ways I'm glad I've never got round to it since, as the quilt would have been part of the marriage and wouldn't feel as good now they're divorcing - that probably sounds a little strange but I don't like to think of any quilt I've made being unhappy :o)
The pictures show a top I completed almost three years ago with her in mind - it had been a kind of 'Ostrich' at our quilt group with a different member each month introducing another theme or technique. The general theme for the year was 'Leaves'. The photo isn't brilliant as the sun hasn't come round fully into the garden yet this morning but at least the wind dropped long enough for me to take it as when I first pegged it out I thought I would lose the entire thing into next doors garden - fortunately I'd put in sufficient pegs :o)
She admired it once part way through construction so it kind of grew towards her as it developed. The colours came about by chance from a bunch of fat quarters DH brought me back from his first trip to Cleveland , Ohio.
Now she's looking to getting a place of her own I'd really like to complete it for her so she has something special with no history attached.
The move should happen over the next month or so (house sale permitting - keeping everything crossed on that one) but as things stand here in our house I can't really see me getting it sandwiched and quilted in that time.
We have ordered a conservatory to be built on the back of our house here in Taunton. It was the only box that wasn't 'ticked' on our wish list when we chose the house and we decided we could live with having it done ourselves (gulp!)
Although a company will come in and do the main of the work DH (in his infinite madness) decided that in order to save money he (with the help of his electrical engineer father) would sort out the electrics himself.
While I know he is more than capable of this, pressures of work etc may not be conducive to a trouble-free smooth process which must be organised and completed prior to the arrival of the builders at the beginning of November
So as you can imagine I'm putting my tin hat and flak jacket on and keeping my head down while trying to keep on top of the house to ease the operation - sometimes your time and sanity really isn't worth the money saved
Dragging out and starting to quilt another 'brute' will certainly not make for a stress free environment during this transition process
Guess my sister might just have to wait a little longer for her special quilt
Still if it's worth waiting for what's a few more weeks between us eh?