Friday, April 27, 2012
Today...for the very first time in weeks...I find myself at home...alone.
As much as I adore my family, it is SO SO nice to have a little headspace, some time to breathe, some silence :) I also decided, very early this morning, that today I would do whatever I felt like...be that sleep, sew, fiddle, eat chocolate and drink bottomless cups of tea, scrapbook or any other activity that I desired (between school hours, anyway!)...without pressure.
I found myself flipping through photos on my desk, and came across some quilt photos that I had printed for my quilt journal.
What is a quilt journal, you may ask?
My quilt journal is a little book that my sister gifted to me several years ago which I use to keep a record of the quilts that I complete. As well as a photo and the date, I include the inspiration behind the quilt, some thoughts about it, and anything else I think may be of interest.
While it doesn't contain every single quilt I have ever made, it does contain quite a few of them.
I have a little stack of photos at the back, of quilts that I haven't written in to my journal yet, and I found one of my very first ever quilt! Want to peek?
It's the one on the bed, called Attic Windows. I remember sitting in a class at my local quilt shop, aged in my early 20's, fighting back the tears because my joins just would NOT meet! A queen size Attic Windows was definitely not a good choice for my first attempt, and it's a small miracle that my quilting journey didn't end there :)
On a side note...this quilt perished in a flooding accident a few years later, and it STILL had safety pins holding the binding on. LOL!
Before I head off to fiddle some more, I must show you the morning sky that greeted me this morning...