Saturday, March 19, 2016

Return of the Prodigal Daughter - Me

Get out your fatted calf, I'm back.

I've been sad for a long time. Reading helped to hide, and napping too much. But now I've given myself permission to do what I want. Forget some stuff and glory in some other stuff and move on.

I don't like the quilt I'm working on for H2H... caused me to not touch fabric in months. So I decided to work on a few smalls that I've wanted to try for years. Here's one that was inspired by Monika KW  at My Sweet Prairie Studio - Love her work.  Sorry the pics are so blurry.

 Machine embroidery on top of fabrics for a landscape look. I'm thinking of a few "flowers" embroidered in the lower right.  What do you think?

And of course, this is paper piecing. Making a Cosmos from the Pieced Flowers book by Ruth B. McDowell.  I upped the size on my printer and used the straight seam design... but it's not quite a paper piecing design. I've had to change some of the seam lines to paper piece.
Hope you all are doing well, and thanks for stopping in to see my stuff.


  1. Hey Terri--glad to have you back--it's really hard when you are so sad--I totally understand and empathize. I still have days like that --and it's been 9 months since Mom passed....and it's been a difficult time for us with DH's brother now very ill, too...hoping that your "smalls" can help you through.
    I can just see some small flowers and tall weeds.. I am sewing on papers now--scrapbooking...hugs, and warm thoughts, Julierose

  2. Glad you are back. Yes, stitch on something that makes you happy! Skip the stuff that doesn't make you happy. See you again SOON! (typed as I look at my 'Lily' block you made me)

  3. Glad to see you post again. Do what you love, let the other stuff go. There is a time and place of it all, but the most important part is you and your well being. Sending hugs and prayers for you.

  4. I too am glad that you are back!! Life is too short too waste it on 'stuff' that doesn't make us happy. Besides, quilting is supposed to be fun so work on projects that give you joy. :)

  5. I'm happy to see you back, girlfriend! Sorry to hear that you have been sad. Good idea to do what you want for change. I've missed you.
    Start a project and fall out of love with it ... yes. Been there. They become orphan blocks or UFOs that sit for awhile. Then I'll pick them up later, tweak them, make something else with them, or cut them into usable scraps. That's one of the reasons I have sooooo many scraps.

  6. I'm glad you're back, too! Sorry you aren't happy with your H2H quilt - it's pretty to me, but you must work on what brings you joy!! Cheerful days from here on out - that's what I'm wishing for you!!

  7. It's wonderful to have you back. I've thought of you lots. I'm glad you found something that captures your heart and spirit.


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