12 September, 2012

Not Quilting

And this is why.

Baby, breast pumps, baking to spend time with The Evil Genius while The Monster spends all her day in school (oh, how she misses her big sister), and tea to keep me awake. What you don't see in the Dining Room Empire is the boxes of this year's canning escapades, a suitcase full of quilts for my trunk shows, the jolly jumper and dog bed, and the messy kitchen just beyond.

My only 'quilting' these days is buying fabric and sketching. But it is isn't the same. I'm desperate to sew, to make a mess with my fabric, to create.

"How do you get it done?" They ask.
"Get what done?" I answer.

13 comments:

Lysa said...

What a refreshing post. You know I'm always relieved when I go over to someones house and they have dishes in the sink too!...buying fabric, personally is my favorite part of quilting!

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Oh, the cycles of life. Necessary and lovely and oh so hard sometimes! I hope you find some creating time soon.

Rebecka said...

Oh yes...my fingers are itching to sew & quilt again! We've just moved, my sewing room is still in boxes and we're about to start our homeschool year...I have five blessings in grades K-8, and the almost 4 yo to keep busy...no one naps here!! Sewing is my creative outlet, my stress reducer, my sanity. Thank the Lord my husband is on vacation next week, maybe I can get unpacked and start sewing again!
Thanks for letting me vent here...I enjoy your blog so much and I hope you can find the time soon to get back to quilting.

Allison said...

I find I'm much more tempted to buy fabric when I can't get any sewing done. But you are right, it isn't the same as sewing and only puts off the frustration of not having a creative outlet for a little while

Renae said...

When someone asks me how I do it all---with 5 kids, I usually respond, "Some days not very well."

Barb Robson said...

To be a quilter means you have to have patience...from one who knows!

beth lehman said...

seasons... of life. it's hard when you can't create... your brain seems to take over and just buzz away. finally when you sew, it quiets down. at least, it does for me. i hope you stitch a little soon!!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Ah, I remember those feelings. But those dang kids grow up way too soon, way, way too soon. And then you'll look back at this time and wonder what you ever fretted about. (((HUGS)))

mindingmomma said...

enjoy your busy days

Megan said...

Yes. This is what I face most days. Though there is no baby to snuggle, my kids are 6 and 5, two different schools with different hours, which means great chunks of days spent in cars, moving back and forth between schools and activities. Sure does help me to appreciate creative time when it finally arrives!

Karen said...

Sometimes I envy my (mostly older) friends who
seem to quilt from sun-up to sundown. Then I
realize that they can do this because their kids
are grown and gone, and many are widows.
Then I suddenly become grateful that I don't have much
time to sew.

Carla said...

These days are here for a short time. Enjoy the closeness nursing brings : )
After our 5th was born, I learned to knit and nurse at the same time. I sort of felt like I was having "me" time too!

sewkatiedid said...

I wasn't really into the quilting thing until Roan was two. I think I would have gone mad if I did sew then.

It will all come around in good time eh?