Thursday, June 17, 2010
Overwhelmed ... but still creating!
I have been crafting with avengence in the evenings though, it's one of the activities that keeps me sane! That and eating chocolate. :) My afghan squares are all sewn together and I'm working on the border, it's been a pleasant activity these chilly winter evenings to have a chunky blankie on my lap whilst I've been working on the edging. As you can see from the photo I'm also working on my hexagon quilt. I call it my 'hanging on in there' quilt. I've been working on it since Feb 2005, shortly after my arrival in Australia. It's not been an easy journey starting a new life here and at times all that has kept me going is the quilting - the thought that I can finish something and have complete control of it. Even my husband has commented that the quilt has been a great help in keeping my spirits up. So when I finally finish it, it will truly have been a labour of love. Thought I would take a photo of the back of the patchwork as you rarely see that side in all the quilting books and it will be permanently covered soon enough - it has a beauty all of its own don't you think?