Saturday, September 10, 2005

T-minus 30 minutes...

My Mother-in-law is moving in with us. In about 30 minutes. I have been the good little quilter and have avoided the issue- by quilting up a storm. I have quilted 5 quilts this week and that is more than my average of one and a half. Somehow I managed to fit in sanding drywall, grouting tile, painting walls, and making curtains(which are way cute made of vintage hankies.) Anything other than facing up to the fact that my life is going to change in a drastic way. I have already stopped taking new clients. There are only about 16 quilts left in the hopper and while I am looking forward to getting them done- I hate having things hanging over my head- part of me is kinda sad. It reminds me of childbirth- hey guys, I have 8 kids, so most things remind me of birth. But when we decided to be content with the 8 healthy children that we have, part of me was still just a little sad. And while I am looking forward to having more time to maybe quilt my own quilts, I know I will miss the social side of quilting for other folks. I love the visiting and the creative storming that went along with it all. When you feel passionately about something, like quilting, it is such a joy to have an opportunity to share that interest with others. But now I am moving on to a new stage of my life. I am sure there will be many rich moments in it. I'm a little bit scared.


Sarah said...

Nines -

Always remember that I love you and that if you ever need to complain I am just a phone call away, no matter what time. I know you will survive this. Remember - she can't live forever!

Can't wait to see you!

Love, Sarah

Leah S said...

Best wishes for things to go well with your MIL (mother-in-law) moving in. Perhaps you'll be able to make it clear that quilting is your domain and also doubles as your private time/therapy.

Can't say I'd be thrilled if my own MIL had to move in with me and my husband. She can be picky, knows how to yell well and does NOT like dogs. I absolutely adore dogs and believe that they were born to be spoiled. :)

Finn said...

We'll be here for you. It's a hard thing you are doing..and I applaud your courage. Keep your chin up and remember you have blogger friends who will listen and cheer you onward. Hugs !