It’s been awhile I know. It’s not you, it’s me. I under estimated how much time a 5 year old would cut into my once limitless free time. I’m not complaining though, this has been a wonderful and crazy journey, and I absolutely love and adore my family. But with additions come subtractions, and in my first year as a parent my quilting became somewhat of a subtraction.
Before we adopted I was a “retreat” quilter. I would get up at 7 in the morning on a Saturday, start cutting things out, binge on Hulu and Netflix while piecing my top together. I would stop around 10 at night , then get up and do it all over again on Sunday. By the end of the weekend I would have a quilt top. Times they have a’changed. I now have a few options available to me. I have Hayden get some toys and come done to play in the quilt room while watching his favorite shows, or I wait until he goes to bed. I put in a hour or 2 a day, and the quilt top that took me 2 days or so, now take about 2 weeks, and that’s okay.
Take for instance that I FINALLY finished my “Postcard from Sweden.” I started it, too far back to remember, but it’s finally finished! I’m calling it my “Quilt of Many Colors” in honor of Dolly Parton. I was able to go see her, and now my son loves to listen to “Coat of Many Colors” and “Applejack” and sings both in the car. As I type this I have also finished another quilt, but that is a story for another day.