Thursday, October 13, 2005

My nemesis has been conquered.

Have you ever been so exhausted that you can't sleep? This past week, I have been working on this Thimbleberry- Pansy Park- and it just about got the better of me. It is ginormous! It is a client's quilt and she did a great job on it. But with 12 individual blocks and 8 borders... ugh. I was tempted to take a picture of the end of the quilt as it rolled up over the last of the leader- you have no idea what a wonderful sight that was- but seeing as how that would have involved stopping quilting, I stuck to the task at hand. If my knees weren't threatening to buckle under me, I would have danced a jig. It has been gloomy here and I think that this dark and somewhat sober quilt got me a little bit down. I need to make it clear that I believe it is a beautiful quilt,but... I just wasn't feelin' it. I was so tired last night that I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd slip out to my quilting room and read a novel. (I didn't want to wake the whole house.) But you know, I don't think I have ever been in that room where I wasn't sewing, quilting or scrapbooking. I found it almost impossible to unwind. I kept looking up from my book to consider working on the quilt, but there was no way! I was just too exhausted. Finally, I went back to bed at about 3am. Tossed and turned for what was left of the night. I'm wondering if I won't sleep better, tonight, knowing that the quilt is done and delivered to the quilt shop. Surely.


Sarah said...

I am sure you did a wonderful job! Hit Joann's as soon as we arrived in Savannah this afternoon! Had a great shrimp dinner and key lime pie for dessert with hubby. Wish you and your hubby could have been here. Might have to check out a couple quilt stores tomorrow.

Miss you!
Love, Sarah

Bonnie said...

You need a margarita to celebrate finishing that quilt! I've done 3 or 4 of them for customers, and every time I'm quilting through a pre-printed border with bushes or the other thimbleberry fake-applique pre printed blocks, I marvel at the desire the designers had to stretch 12 blocks into a queen sized quilt!?!? *LOL* You done GOOD!


Darcie said...

Ooooh Nines!

How I can relate! Been there!

I give you such credit for sticking with it...course, what choice did you have, right? It's real easy for me to distract myself with other things when I have a...did you say "ginormous?" (Love that!) on the machine.

Cheers to you, whatever your drink-of-choice is! ;-) I'll try anything once! (Just about anything!) ;-)


Finn said...

Truly November type colors...and how hard to bear with the glory of October outside. Good for you for sticking to it...3 cheers for a job well done. Enjoy what ever comes next...ALOT !!

Have you considered screening the quilts you take for machine quilting? Suppose that would be hard to do. Personally I'd have trouble with those "dark" types.

I'm soooooooooooo impressed with you and the quilts YOU make..*VBS* Keep up the great job, and Happy Birthday to the birthday BOY !

Dawn said...

I"m so glad you got it done! Hope you rested better the rest of the weekend!