Saturday, November 15, 2008

Quilt Companionship

Hubby has been out of town almost all week long. Its been just me and the two kiddos home alone.

Really, it wasn't that bad. Until yesterday. And then suddenly, I'd had enough of being a single mom. Parenting is tough. Its much easier as a team.

I should clarify that the kids were really good this week. I didn't completely lose it or anything. I just was feeling worn down from giving and giving and giving all week and not having Hubby here. I need him not only as a helping hand but as my best friend and companion.

I love my kids and wouldn't trade being a stay at home mom for anything. But after a long day of staying at home working I need a little bit of refreshing adult interaction.

So this week I sought companionship from my fabric. I got a lot of work done. I'm not going to show pictures of my main project this week because its for Christmas.
But I also started something new. I love starting new projects.

I think I mentioned that my quilt group is starting another exchange. This time we are doing a two color quilt in blue and cream. The block is called Aunt Dinah and I love it. Here are a few of mine. I've got 5 done and 8 to go!

6 comments:

Julia said...

I know exactly what you mean about being a stay at home Mom. It is one of the greatest blessings in my life! But, a little adult conversation with my lovebug is a sanity saver! :~)

Love the new blocks. Speaking of two-color quilts, how is the purple and cream one doing? I haven't worked on mine since July. eek! Now with holiday sewing in full swing, I am sure that it won't come out to play until January! :~)

jacquie said...

it's hard being the "single parent" when you are used to being a team. that's exactly how i feel when my hubby is out of town all week. especially with teens...you simply need to be able to pass them off once and awhile.

Kristin Barrus said...

Yeah!!! You are so prompt. You still have 4 months.

ElizabethandJeff said...

I love your blocks. I have two fat quarters and the cream so far. My blue has cream flowers on it. I hope that's ok.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

What a cute blog you have here :)

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