Sunday, October 5, 2014

October sewing...looks like I am really back now!

I have been at the sewing machine for three days in a row. Well actually one day was just cleaning the machine and changing the needle.
I started slow. I was not sure how I would feel. I have been denying myself the sewing because I was in mourning for my cat Macy's death. A death that I made the final decision on. A death that I had to carry out. A death that seems to have broken me a bit. But a death that could not be avoided. A death that was a mercy for her. A death that I had to assume the broken heart for myself to help her.
Enough...I am better. I am.


I got my little Leader & Ender container out and sewed all the 3 1/2" BowTie blocks together. This was all I had prepped. I have more cheddar 2" squares cut but no more calicos cut. I am guessing that this will be all it will be and will get it sewn together tomorrow. Then I look at the two extra blocks on point over there and my head is designing. Hummmm...maybe I will wait and look at them for awhile.


And before I sewed I moved all the furniture out, used my new Shark Rotator vacumm, washed the windows and the curtains and then put all the sewing furniture back but in Winter mode. I am facing the picture window again. I cannot do this during the Summer as the sun is way too strong and I have this issue with bright light in my eyes.


I won a gift basket through FaceBook. I had to go get a prize form notarized and was thinking maybe I had won a longarm machine. But no, a few days later a box arrived that was full of goodies! One of the goodies was a white box that had 6 spools of SO Fine threads. How did they know that is my favorite bobbin thread??? I even have the color charts and have the numbers checked off that I have purchased. A couple of the colors were ones that I have but hey!!! A gal can never have too much thread. Thanks so much APQS!!!!


And I also sewed on this monster of a green quilt. I used the free Sister's Choice from Bonnie Hunter's website. (www.quiltville.com)
There are no repeats of greens in all the blocks. I need to get the backing made and then off to the quilter lady with this one.

And there is Maggie Mae helping me. She LOVES those measuring tapes. I have to keep them in the drawer. She loves to bite them. She is scheduled for her Lion cut on Wednesday.



And here is the Lucky kitty helping me. The trick is to lay on anything Subee seems to be picking up. Could be the book. Could be the tray could be the blocks she is hiding.
XOXOXO Subee

16 comments:

Celia Gibson said...

It's good that you are feeling better and back to quilting.

Smiley Quilter said...

So glad to see you back Subee, quilting again will be healing. Love the green quilt.

angela said...

So very sorry for your loss, but I'm glad to hear your feeling a little better xx

Karen said...

You've been missed! So glad you are feeling more yourself. You did what was best for Macy, you couldn't have done more. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

Mary K said...

I can so understand. I am dreading the day with my four kitties. 3 of them are 13 and one is 7. You will always feel her around.

pamela thorne said...

Glad to see you back. I have missed you!

Karen said...

I am glad that you are doing better.
Those oranges pop!

Teri said...

Glad to see you are feeling excited about sewing again. I feel your pain as we have to make the same difficult decision for our dog this week.

Jean said...

Welcome back. I have missed you. Quilting was my therapy when caregiving and after my husband's death.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! It's very hard to'do the right thing" and not let them suffer.
I need REALLY NEED to do what you did clean the whole room. But I'm behind in my BB quilts. and need to get them done so that I can cleanup!

Marge said...

Glad your back and feeling better. Missed your blog and green is my favorite color. Love the quilt.
Marge

Stacey said...

Hi Subee, I've missed your posts. I am glad your back. Happy quilting.

annieB said...

So glad you re feeling better.

scrappy101 said...

Missed you, glad to see you are back and sewing again. Will be looking to see what you are working on.

Kay said...

I'm glad that you're back. I've missed you and thought of you often.

antique quilter said...

so glad your back, I always enjoy reading your posts even if I don't comment a lot.
Quilting will bring you peace, I am so sorry for your loss, its hard but you made the right decision.
love the new quilt and the bow ties are wonderful I love cheddar!
sisters choice quilt is very nice, I am a fan of green so this quilt speaks to me
Kathie