Saturday, September 01, 2012

Who Knew I Could Have So Much Fun?

If someone had told me several months ago that I would be back in my sewing room truly enjoying my time there and just plain having a blast I would have said "I really don't think so"...I just wasn't having any fun...I think I had too much time to think when I was upstairs by myself...I just didn't enjoy it...but after my trip to the beach everything just fell into place...that peace I told you about...I'm back sewing again and loving it.  A huge thank you to those of you that told me to be patient with myself...you will never know what your support has meant to me.  I've said it before...My Blogland Friends are Amazing!

My dear, dear friend Darlene e-mailed a week or so ago and asked me if I had seen the patterns by Sweet Jane...she gave me the link and told me to go take a look.  I was immediately in love with several patterns.  After a couple e-mails back and forth we agreed on quite a few patterns that we LOVED...ordered the PDF's...and decided we were going to sew one of them together...Darlene picked our first one...Tumbling Nine Patch...and we were off...cutting, visiting, laughing, sewing together...now the time difference tries to interfere, but we didn't let that bother us.  We sewed last weekend and by Monday my top was done.  Here's my Tumbling Nine Patch using Costume Clubhouse fabric by Riley Blake...
I think Hampton and Camden will love it...Peyton will enjoy it too.

Thank you Darlene for finding these fun patterns and for coming up with this fun idea to sew together...I'm ready to do it again!  But most of all thank you for checking on me, supporting me and being YOU...My Friend.  I'm a very lucky girl!

23 comments:

Diane said...

So cute! I'm so glad you're enjoying your sewing again. Have a great weekend.

carol fun said...

Oh this is adorable! I think we all have those down periods and then something cute comes along and we are sewing again. We just need to charge from time to time. Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

It took me a long, long time to get past my mother passing away. Understandable that your mother passing would affect you in many ways. Glad to know that things are getting better for you.

MB in MI said...

Quilting/sewing is the best! 'Specially with friends, too!

Diane said...

oh that's an adorable quilt-glad you and Darlene are having fun!!!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Yep, I think that Darlene is a sweetheart - she's a keeper! I am so happy to hear that you are finding joy in your stitching again! Y'all chose a darling pattern. It's hard to chose from that selection and I'll bet the little ones will be fighting over this one - it's super great in those fabrics!

Dianne Mitzel said...

I count your blog as one of my most favorite. Your wise words always encourage me..I love the quilt, and may have to order it..such a great site with easy patterns. You have had some rough times, I hope you will enjoy a long period of peace and joy in your life..you deserve it!

Karen said...

What a cute quilt Carol - I'm glad your excitement for stitching has returned - as always I find inspiration from your blog. Give the boys a hug - I love when you post pics of them.

Pat from Florida said...

Carol, this is great news! I love your quilt.

I was thinking about you today as I pulled fabrics for the new BOW by Barbara Brackman, about Women's Suffrage. I'm using what I had originally planned for Dust Bunnies, the BOM at Good Homes in your last year. I think most of them were bought there.

Cheryl said...

I love your quilt Carol....but that Darlene, she is something else. You and her sewing and her cheering you on, and at the same time she was cheering me on to get some quilting done. Thanks to her my Schnibbles is finished!!! What a great friend.

Janet O. said...

What a fun quilt, Carol! I am glad you are back to the machine and enjoying it. Mom would want you to. : )

Sherri said...

Great quilt...and how fun that you and Darlene were able to sew together!

Yvette said...

That really is a fun quilt! I am so glad you are enjoying your sewing room again.

Kris said...

Oh, Carol - What a fun plan to quilt long distance with a blogging buddy and that quilt is super darling!! And who are those cute little eyes poking out behind the quilt?? LOL!!! We are glad you are back in the swing and it looks like you have been quite productive!! Woo! Hoo!!!

Darlene said...

It's all about finding what makes your heart sing. I'm glad you're happily sewing again.

I am very blessed to have you in my life, as well. Thank you for being my friend.

Melanie said...

it's sewing with a friend that made the difference....

Vicky said...

It's adorable and looks so different from Darlene's! Way to go, you two hooligans!! And thanks for the inspiration!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hi Carol-- Just found your wonderful blog through Darlene! Enjoyed getting to 'know' you through your posts. Glad things are getting better for you. Lost my mom in 2009 and feel like my life is just now getting back to normal. I've added you to my blog roll so I'll keep in touch. Great quilts you 2 came up with!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'm glad you're back in the groove. Your quilt is adorable. A long-distance sew-along sounds like so much fun!

Nedra said...

A good sign that you are starting to heal. Sew Glad you are back to quilting :)

Jan said...

Most of us go through a period of lost interest, I think. Quilt shows, and get-togethers can spark the love of quilting back into us. Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself once more!

Quilt Hollow said...

Yeah Carol is grooving again....oh, SEWING and loving it!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a cute quilt and how fun to sew it together!