Wednesday, September 3, 2014


I am still alive and kicking. I know, I know. I haven't been very faithful to my blog. I'm a bad, bad girl. But sometimes that's good. heh heh

I'm taking my sweet old time quilting Celtic Solstice. I just don't know why I'm not jumping to it. Maybe something about not wanting to finish it because I don't have my binding fabric?? Or, when I finish, I have to start another quilting job. I really think it's something psychological. Just plain something weird.

Here is a crewel work I did many years ago.

It was on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens, I think. I got it in 977, while I was pregnant with my youngest. What a dumb time to start a project this size. It's 36" x 24". I finished it in 1982! You can see the date I stitched on it. Four + years! When I took it to the frame shop, a woman walked in with the same piece! When does something like that happen? It took her 9 months to finish! I just think that's a funny (and true) story.



Gina said...

That crewel work is stunning. Don;t sweat over the quilting. YOu'll get to it when the time is right. I'd put it away and do something else in the mean time xx

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I was going back to read some post that I missed when I didn't have access to Wi-Fi and was amazed to see this!! I did the same one also back in about 1981 or 82. I had it hanging on the wall in the living room for a long time then it got moved to another wall and then I got sick of it and it got moved to a closet - I don't have it anymore and I haven't the slightest idea where it is LOL I think it took me less than a year to make - I remember I was working on one after another back then - before I got much involved with quilting.

Sarah said...

Funny story, I remember my Mum doing similar crewel work in the late 70s/early 80s. She began a piece after my brother was born in 1979 and I remember her finishing it after my youngest brother was born in 82!! I take years with some of my projects too. They need to mature, like a fine wine I say!