Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quilt Shrink

I think I have figured out what has been going on with me lately. I have projects coming out my ears...although I do complete a lot of quilting...I am adding more than I am completing. I have been blubbering more lately also. On the surface it would seem that I am grieving the launching of my youngest son. Next month He moving across the country, starting a new career and is engaged. But, it is not as simple as empty nest. In fact, I am very happy with his adventure and commitment! After talking with my FS (fabric stalkers) on Sunday I clearly recognized that it has more to do with the ending of one phase of my life and the beginning of another. Bottom line...I am getting older. Yes, I am still a mother...but, I am no longer a mommy. Which means HH and I were successful...the result is I have been packing my empty space with quilt projects. On Sunday when I admitted to my best shopping buddy that I had signed up for 2! yes, 2! "block of the weeks" Summer program with Primative Gatherings her expression made me realize I needed a "quilt shrink." And I need a "quilt shrink" with a nice couch and quilt to lie under...maybe, I had better start a new project called the therapy quilt to take with you when you see the quilt shrink??? In the mean time, here is a peek into my shopping buddy's quilt life and home.

Lori is one of those people who can do it all...she has tole painted, quilts and knits. At any retreat she may be knitting a sweater for a granddaughter or piecing a quilt for a niece or nephew. Recently, not much quilting has been going on and as you can see by her quilt room...it is spotless. A recent remodel of new paint, new carpet required everything to be pulled out...which led to reorganizing. Thus a spotless sewing room! As a quilter she loves it all and is game for any class that might look interesting...as a shopping partner...she is the best...as big a fabric sucker as I am. She lives in the most peaceful place and I know for a fact there are many places to hide more fabric! Which she did not reveal....I wonder if the barn has a fabric stash????

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