Convenience culture seduces us into imagining that we might find room for everything important by eliminating only life’s tedious tasks. But it’s a lie. You have to choose a few things, sacrifice everything else, and deal with the inevitable sense of loss that results.
~Oliver Burkeman in Four Thousand Weeks
So many things have happened here. Many have been long expected though long delayed. At first I simply stopped blogging but still kept mindlessly sewing Coins in the evenings. They were a good way to meditate. I made more than I planned; the stack was enormous. Then I injured my arm. Physical therapy is almost done so I am turning the comments on again although typing is still hard. I may not answer everything. Sorry.
Our niece is expecting. The adorable wallpaper/mural for the room has a row of stylized deer, fox, bear, and rabbit so I chose these colors. Then discussed words with my sister: Wild, Free, Camp, Hunt... Wild and free sounds great together but not so good individually. I wouldn't want anyone to think the baby was either free for the taking or a wild one.
|CAMP baby quilt|
There are quite a few browns in my stash but I had to work to soften them.
And the binding was supposed to be the dark green on the left. However, the brown on the bottom looks so much better. I can't tell you how long that piece has been in my stash. I had to buy it but could never find a home for it. Who'd have thought it could be a binding?
|Two binding choices for CAMP baby quilt|
The back is mostly two greens: a half yard and a yard. Of course, that wasn't quite wide enough so the dark brown print makes a good inset.
|Back of CAMP baby quilt|
Size: 46" x 46"
Design: Coin or String quilt
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose cotton batting
Thread: Metler tan cotton thread
Quilting: Spiral with walking foot
Approximate yardage: 5.5 yds
Perhaps because I'm from Texas, I read about Admiral McRaven's address to the 2014 graduating class at UT. Here are his ten suggestions in a short book starting with the admonition to make your bed well every day.
Enjoy the day, Ann