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.