Monday, September 17, 2012
|Diagonal it is|
|something for their wall|
|the bride with her quilt|
Happy Fall, Y'all!!
As you can see, I decided on the diagonal setting- especially since I also decided on a busy border. That made the quilt a very generous queen size. There's a couple feet of quilt folded up under there on the ground. My helpers are shorter these days than they used to be. I'm also a little more pressured than I used to be as the girls' arms just don't have the stamina the guys had. But they get the job done and that's what counts. The small quilt is a wall hanging- maybe for their kitchen as that's the colors they were thinking of using- subject to change, of course. Mary looked pretty pleased with her quilt and that's what it's all about.
32 days til their wedding. But who's counting? I'm swimming in a sea of satin and chiffon. Doesn't that sound kinda poetic? And it's not a bad sea to be swimming in. I've been spending almost eight hours a day in my quilting room making a wedding dress. I'm going very slowly. No room for mistakes so let's not make any, OK? OK. I actually dream of making wedding dresses. Last night, it was wedding dresses and bridesmaids' dresses. See? I rather enjoy making this. But I think I should be able to "leave it at the office" so to speak. don't you? But it's occupying a lot of grey matter. I've spent the better part of a month plotting and planning, drafting and re-drafting. Finally, cutting. The scariest part of the equation 'cause there ain't no fabric to spare. (Poor grammar, but I didn't say what I wanted to say and that's, " Ain't got no fabric to spare." There, I said it anyway!) Bekah took a peek into the quilting room while I was cutting and laughed at me- the snot! "Mommy, you're hands are shaking! hee-hee-hee." Yeah, hysterical. When I expressed my dismay at the daunting task before me, John just says, "Mom ya gotta sew by faith." So this is me, sewing by faith. One inch at a time. Little by little. Just me and Loreena McKennitt. She never pressures me, but encourages me to float serenely along. Ever hear of her?
I'm enjoying myself and the time I am spending out there, sewing. Every day I make progress and it brings me that much closer to the finished dress that is turning into something rather lovely. And the happy day of their wedding is another day nearer.