Friday, September 27, 2013

Sewing and Seasons



This is how my machine has looked for the past 8 days...covered up and turned off! But not for long--I plan on a marathon sewing weekend!



This book, Quilters, Their Quilts, Their Studios, Their Stories: With Access to More than 80 Online Quilt Patterns (A WWC Press Book)  arrived in the mail the other day. This is the perfect book for me as one of my favorite things to do is to  look at the studios of other quilters. I find so much inspiration in seeing how people organize and arrange their creative spaces. This book is definitely one I'll sit down with again and again in order to read the stories and make notes. 



Part of my marathon sewing involves this yummy stack of Daydream...a new Moda collection by Kate Spain...



And some of my other weekend sewing will be with the latest Fig Tree & Company collection...can't wait to get started!


Along with the change of season from summer to fall here in the northern hemisphere...the season of my little world has slowly changed, too. My youngest son left Wednesday to serve a mission for our Church. He'll be serving for two years in the Richmond, Virginia  area.


The house is a little quieter today...things seemed to change over night. I'm grateful that changing from season to season is something that hasn't been difficult for me in the past--I hope to embrace this new season. And if it's a little difficult over the next few days...well...I have lots of sewing for solace!

Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a wonderful weekend!


17 comments:

suemac said...

It is always hard to have the last bird fly out of the nest. Have fun with your sewing projects.

gailss said...

Love those yummy new fabrics and can't wait to see what you have in store for them. Your son is quite handsome and wish him well on his stay in VA.

•stephanie• said...

empty nests are overrated. it's so hard when children leave, but i'm guessing - truth be told - you wouldn't want it any other way. and yes, those lovely sewing projects will help.

jan said...

Congratulations to your son. Now is time for you! It has taken me 6 years after my only child left for college to realize that! lol... I hope you enjoy all that yummy fabric.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

ChristaQuilts said...

He's a cutie!

Camille said...

This made me a little weepy. He's going to be great!

Now let's sew! :-)

Lori said...

God bless your son on his new adventure! It is bittersweet. We love to see them grow and be happy with their lives, but when they relocate far away, we really miss them. Both of my daughters have moved out of state.

Charlene said...

I love reading your blog. It's always one of the first I check out. I also love your book A Quilting Life. This post especially struck a chord with me as my youngest will leave for his mission to Brazil in a month. I feel like I'm waiting for a typhoon or a hurricane or something to hit. All about being the youngest, I guess. Anyway, I'm right there with you and will find solace in fabric and quilting. Thanks for all the inspiration you share.

CathyK said...

I know the feeling!! My son left for college at the beginning of August leaving me with an empty nest. The silence was deafening!! I had quite an adjustment period and am just now getting back to quilting. Congratulations to your son and may God Bless him on his mission! May God also put His loving arms around you during your adjustment period!!

Tiffany said...

I'm so jealous of all the pretty fabric you get to use before it has even hit the shelves!
Congratulations and good luck to your son!

Karen said...

Congratulations on the changes! I'm sure you have raised a great son, and that fabric is fantastic.

Connie said...

What beautiful fabrics and a wonderful photo of you and your son!!

Gwen said...

Good luck to your son as he heads to Richmond. I lived there all my life until 14 years ago and it's a great place! I'm sure he will love serving there. And good luck to you as you enter this new stage of your life.

Mary Burnette said...

My daughter lives in Richmond or actually in a small town outside of Richmond. Which church will your son be at?

Thimbleanna said...

Good luck to your sweet son! It looks like you have plenty to do to keep your mind off of the change in your home. Can't wait to see the new quilts!

Abby said...

He looks so impressive and ready! He'll do great. Is that your house you're standing in front of? Looks like my dream house!

OPQuilt said...

You have some really sweet comments here about your empty--I'm so glad. I echo those, in wishing you a quiet, but thoughtful fall, filled with quilting, teaching (and grading--hoo boy) and a deepening of other relationships. I think you'll enjoy having a missionary once the rhythm of it comes to your life. The letters home (now email) give you a chance to watch your son grow in new and interesting ways, and to look forward to his coming home!

Lovely post, and I like that back yard of yours!

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

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