"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy recipients of my cards!

The two 60th birthday cards I made for friends this month (see previous posts) have arrived safely and been acknowledged. My friend in country Victoria already has a 25th wedding anniversary sampler that I stitched for her, and she was equally delighted to receive my card.
The other card was for a lovely lady in Germany, who emailed me immediately it arrived. She said she'd never seen anything like it, and was delighted to have one made just for her. She also said her elderly mother was very impressed, and commented that you rarely see young girls like me sewing any more. Young girls like me? Thank you for the compliment, Astrid's Mum!
So what is in the pipeline at the moment? I haven't quite finished the EGV Leaf Challenge, but as it isn't due until September, I'm not too worried about that yet. I am flat out on another wedding anniversary sampler for a dear friend who might read this blog occasionally, so I can't show the progress, but it should be finished by the end of next month. I have a fairly large project on my tapestry frame, just started, but not due for completion until December, so again, I'm not stressing over that....yet. If I don't watch myself it will be November, then I'll have to go like a cut snake and finish it!
In the meantime, when I'm at the nursing home with my client for three hours, I always have a couple of vintage doilies to work on to while away the time when she is having a snooze, or not feeling like communicating with me. I find my stitching has a calming effect on her; no talking, just the gentle rhythmic movements of the needle in and out of the linen, and she seems happy to watch my hands working for some time before she gets anxious again. Then I put it away and find something else to occupy her.

1 comment:

Chelle said...

I had no doubt the recipients would love the cards!