Ironing Quilt Tops
My goal for 2015 was to make a Quilt for every immediate family member …… and I’m sad that I fell short.
I haven’t counted recently …. but I believe I made approximately 20 Quilt Tops this year. The next step for all of them is to take them to a long arm quilter (grrrr …. I wish I had the time and the means to do it myself).
Before I can take my quilts to Shirley I need to iron them …… so ….. one morning this week that’s exactly what I did.
I’m going to switch lanes for a few minutes and share some personal stuff ….. the whole reason for me starting this blog was so I could write about anything and everything.
My husband was diagnosed with Melanoma in November, had surgery and now he needs another surgery. With the holidays approaching and hearing the cancer word again … it has thrown me for a loop and that’s putting it mildly!
We’ve had many people say “it will be okay” and we’ve had people say “yeah so and so died from melanoma”. Everyone means well …. but it still doesn’t change how you feel when you’ve been told you have cancer or your husband has cancer. Those that have had cancer know exactly what I’m talking about.
So, just like last year … when I feel sad or emotional I just want to turn to my sewing machine. But I also want to be a better wife and a better mother. We all know that work-a-holics struggle with balancing and I’m no exception. Every day I wake up struggling …. do I focus on work or my family, our house and Christmas?
I don’t know how much I will post in the next month … I want to post every day!! I know when I share … it helps ….we all struggle and to know we are not alone is huge. But … this story is not just mine to share and although I’m an open book (most of the time) my family is not.
If I don’t see or chat with you again before Christmas just know you are in my thoughts and when I have a better grasp on everything I will be back.
My last quilt completed was the Double Slice Layer Cake Quilt Along and I have two choices for the next one … as soon as I can come up for air I will work on it.
Thanks for listening (or reading) and have a wonderful day!