Things are heating up for me, work-wise, and the stitching time is going to be limited for the next few weeks. But I just had an interesting experience during a blissful stolen hour, making a block for week 13 of the Farmer's Wife Quilt-along.
As soon as I made the conscious decision to devote some time to sewing -- to turn away from the constant stream of work-related e-mail and the many, many tasks related to my book manuscript -- as I was setting up my sewing machine on the dining room table, pulling out my box of FWQAL scraps, my rotary cutter, and my mat, a wave of pleasure swept over me. It felt so familiar and so lovely to be doing just what I was doing. I think I need to sew even -- or especially -- when I'm so busy and stressed out!
So here is Block 92, Waste Not. I paper-pieced it, removed the paper but have not pressed it...forgive the wrinkles please!
Today's experience was just a reminder to choose wisely what I do with my "spare" (HA!) time. Messing around online isn't very therapeutic, but sewing certainly can be.
I think the next sewing item on my agenda is the basting of my little one's new green-and-pink quilt. The top has been complete for a couple of months now, and I think that it will feel really good to get that project done!