Monday, February 22, 2010

Empty Nest Syndrome?

I finished the last block to my ‘Little Patchwork Village Wall Quilt’ by Rosalie Quinlan.  I thought I would be jumping for joy but I’m NOT!  In fact I’m a little melancholy….  P1060514

My little squares no longer need me…they’re ready to leave the nest..and form their own home.  Sigh…yes my little Patchwork Village is ready for it’s own quilt.

All of these blocks were stitched (lovingly) while we traveled.  When ever we went anywhere I would grab my little blue tote filled with my stitchery blocks and off we would go…over bumpy roads…over smooth…high in the mountains…but mostly in the desert. 

P1060512  Here’s Rosalie’s quilt all done up in reds, pinks and white.  I am planning on doing mine in greens, browns, golds and reds…hmmm sounds like fall!  But it’s not…in fact, my inspiration came from Dawnie’s quilt!!  I LOVE HER QUILT!! Go over to Dawnie’s blog and drool…(posted on Sept. 7th).

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So now that my little stitcheries no longer need me…what am I going to do with myself…. Well, I guess I could co-pilot…”NOOOOOO” says my husband!  Hmmm, I guess I’ve got to find another project…like this…

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I love this quilt – it has little embroidered reindeer inside the stars..AND I can get the pattern FREE from the Fat Quarter Shop (and so can you!!).

OR…

Maybe this ‘little’ quilt..called Winter Wonderland by Crab-Apple Hill.  I bought this pattern at the Road to California and it is gorgeous!  There’s enough embroidery on this baby to keep me stitching well into the next decade!! ;o) Come to mama…

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Whew, I’m no longer having stitchery withdrawals just thinking about my new projects!! 

Do you ever feel withdrawals when you’ve finished a project that you loved doing? OR is it just me? :o0

So we are off to Temecula this morning.  Friends have arrived and one of them is a quilter…so of course I mentioned the fantastic quilt shops in Temecula…. :o) TTFN

Have a magical Monday and Happy quilting!

11 comments:

Kaaren said...

I just went through the same "mini funk" and posted about it on my blog. Thank goodness it only lasted a couple of days and I'm back to doing stuff again.

I think your stitcheries will look awesome in those colors, Paulette and I can't wait to see it when it's done.

Have fun in Temecula...like I need to tell you that, huh? (wink)

Darlene said...

Have lots of fun in Temecula - I'll be there in spirit. LOL

It's a sad moment or two when you complete a project like your stitcheries but there's always one or two waiting in the wings. Enjoy!

Terry said...

I love those little houses! I must by that pattern one of these days so I can stitch them up myself! Have fun picking out what to do next! :0)

WoolenSails said...

I know that feeling, sometimes the creating is the fun part and I hate finishing it, lol. It is going to be beautiful though.

Debbie

What Comes Next? said...

I love your little patchwork village siticheries, and know exactly what you mean about withdrawal after finishing a project. Both of your new choices are wonderful, and both need to be made - have fun deciding which comes first. Have a wonderful day exploring again in Temecula. Fill us in if you find anything new!

Poppyprint said...

Love your house blocks and I love Winter Wonderland. Every time I see it made up as a sample in a shop I think "I must make that quilt!". All of their patterns are gorgeous. Have fun with your friends!

-Krista (in a deep depression post hockey loss to the U.S.)

Cardygirl said...

I am with you...some projects are so special that you feel lost when they are done!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

They are beautiful and I am sure when your village is completed it will be gorgeous.

Allie said...

Oh yes I'm always a little sad when I finish - your stitcheries are so lovely, I can't wait to see them made up into a quilt! I think you should do the Winter Wonderland quilt - I've been drooling over that since I first saw the pattern.

Guðrún said...

No I never feel withdrawal when I finish something, but I seldom finish projects so maybe I can´t comment on it *LOL*

Liz Kitchens said...

I love your quilts. I just worked on an Underground Railroad Project with middle school at risk kids. I had them create tiles similar to the quilt codes used to help slaves get to Canada. Some of your quilts remind me of these symbols.