Saturday, June 14, 2008

Quilt Therapy

I've been going through a rough patch lately. There's the omnipresent work, of course, but also problems involving my elderly parents---lots of difficult situations and decisions, and a mountain of paperwork. My creativity is very low, but the need for soothing diversions high. I'm very glad I have the linen quilt in the frame. I seldom have much free time, but when I do, the contained and easily controlled world of a rocking needle and (semi)neat stitches is just what I need.

I've introduced a little variety by building fans from both sides. And yes, I'm still stitching lefthanded. In fact, I'm better at it now than I am at using my right hand, at least when I'm using the quilting spoon. It took a while to get the hang of the spoon, but it's working very well, and I really like the relaxed feeling of knowing I'll never get stabbed. 

3 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

sorry to hear of the rough patch. hope things get better soon. glad to hear that the quilting is going well and doing it's job of soothing you.

jude said...

i have been through similar rough times but all these different life "patches" will become a wonderful life quilt!

Chris' Greetings from the Shady Grove said...

I wish you comfort and strength with your troubles. When I've been in similar circumstances I like to carry something I can hand piece in my purse. It gives me relief from the stress and an opportunity to meet some of my own needs.