Tuesday, May 5, 2015

When Life Gives You Lemons...


   A few things have changed since I had my heart attack. For example,  I am limited, at least for a while, on physical activity. One of the things I haven't been able to do is climb stairs. This means I can't go in my attic. Most women would not be bothered by this restriction but it has caused real problems for me.  I keep most of my fabric, patterns and stitching supplies in the attic and had been going up there a couple times a week to bring things down as I needed them. Jim has offered to go up there for me but...


It would be difficult for me to explain to almost anyone just what I might want and where it is. Because of this I've had to be content with working on what is already in my sewing room. Actually this has been a blessing. Last week I finished embroidering a tablecloth I bought at a thrift store a couple years ago. The past few days I've been working on this quilt and finished it today.


I never would have completed this if I had other things to work on. This fabric is not something I would buy,but someone gifted me a layer cake. Because it is not my taste I used it to try a new technique I saw on You-tube. I was supposed to be a large snow ball pattern with a four patch but I didn't want to make the snowballs so I packed it away. Last weekend I found an embroidered dresser scarf I bought from an antique store and noticed it went with the snowball fabric. As they say...when life gives you lemons . I am so happy with this quilt. I never would have made it if I had other projects to work on. Sometimes I just have to look at things in a different way and treasures will emerge.

4 comments:

Miss Jean said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. It's inspired me to go through some of my antique linens and repurpose them.

Maureen and P.D. the Pet Dog said...

Great post Beck! I do the same often, make do with what you've got at the moment always turns into a nice surprise! Beautiful quilt. Glad you are feeling better.

Maureen Timerman said...

First I hope you continue to mend, and I love how you have incorporated the beautiful antiques into your quilts. Awesome!!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

I'm so sorry that you're not able to go up into your attic to get supplies but like you said, at least you got some things finished up that you probably wouldn't have otherwise. I love the things you've been working on, they are so pretty!

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog, I loved that calendar post so I'm glad someone has found it once again!

Tania
Little Vintage Cottage