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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One of my therapies

I love to sew! I started in high school, well jr high probably, and then it fell by the wayside. I picked it up again about a year ago. My favorite thing to make (thanks to my friend Sara:o)) are quilts! Spring 07 I made my parents a quilt for their 35th wedding anniversary. They loved it so much, I made a few for Christmas presents last year. I haven't actually made one for myself yet...maybe I need to add that to the list. And yes, I have a list of quilts I want to make for special people in my life:o) Also on my to-do list is to make some smaller quilts to donate to a local NICU.

I swear I am the youngest person in the fabric store but that is OK.

It is very therapeutic for me. It's not completely mindless work, but it's involved enough so that my obsessive thoughts (IF and otherwise) have to be turned down for a while. They are still there...but are managable. I've tossed around going to an IF therapist, but not sure that it would be helpful for me. I mean, it couldn't hurt, but I don't know what more I'd get out of it than someone just actually listening to me. I have plenty of people who do that, without me paying them!

This is the one I made for my parents anniversary.


I made this one for my grandparents. It is probably my favorite (colors, design, etc), plus my grandparents cried when they saw it. The pictures date back to before they were married. (Same with my parents quilt above.)


My friend Jeni, who I met on the Nest, and have since become friends with in real life recently had twin girls!!!!! Below are the quilts I made for Olivia and Sydney:o)


3 comments:

~Unfeathered~ said...

Wow those are amazing and a great way to keep your mind off of things. Beautiful work.

Rebekah said...

Beautiful!

I have just started learning how to sew (my mom is teaching me), and I love it. My first project was curtains for my kitchen!

andrea said...

OMG!! those are sooo amazing! they look so complex and intricate, you are so talented! I've been thinking about learning sewing, now I am definitely inspired!