Tessellated Leaves - 4 of 9 Rows Pieced


I dropped “the beast” (my sewing machine) off for service again today. Cross your fingers for me that the new hook mechanism helps.

No sewing machine coupled with current life events and a short trip out of town this weekend means that life is far from normal for me at the moment. I will hopefully be able to get back into a routine next week that includes sewing. For the time being, I am going to try to gracefully accept this time away from normal and spend some healing time with family and friends.

Prior to dropping off my sewing machine, I was able to sneak in about 1 hour of sewing since last Friday and finish up the 4th row of Tessellated Leaves.

Tessellated Leaves - 4 of 9 Rows Pieced

Tessellated Leaves – 4 of 9 Rows Pieced

Today, I am thankful for wonderful friends, grief counselors, and hugs.

0 thoughts on “{break}

  1. Take a break. I am so sorry!

  2. Renee says:

    I do hope this trip to be serviced is successful! The quilt looks fantastic so far! You guys have been in my thoughts a lot lately. 🙂

  3. Beth S. says:

    I hope your machine comes back good as new! Thinking of and praying for you.

  4. Liz says:

    Enjoy this time to heal, and I hope the beast gets fixed up as well. The quilt looks great, and I hope that when you get back you’ll be refreshed and ready for the return to normalcy!

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss, Yvonne~tragic. Enjoy your quiet time? Imagine? Create something in dedication to him? Take care~

  6. Jasmine says:

    You are making great progress on a detailed quilt. And I’m crossing my fingers for you that the new part will do the trick. 🙂

  7. Grief counsellors? Oh dear. Hugs.

  8. RuthB says:

    Sending a virtual hug your way. Tesselated leaves is looking brilliant and rich. Loving what you are doing!

  9. Jan O says:

    So sorry for your loss. Maybe this break is just what you need, to heal both your machine and your heart. Hang in there…

  10. andpins says:

    Hugs to you! Sometimes a forced breather does the body good.

  11. It is a sign to take a long breathe and heal your pain. Take in the people around you that make you smile, that way, that darn new piece and refound self can come back and work your magic! This quilt is coming out more and more amazing the more you do! Can’t wait to see you back in full action! Have a safe quick trip this weekend! *hugs*

  12. Christine says:

    The quilt is looking amazing. I hope this break helps with your healing. I’m also hopeful that your sewing machine will return to you well and raring to go!

  13. Vera says:

    You made a good progress. Hugs.

  14. sally says:

    Fingers crossed for your machine this time around. And sending you lots of virtual hugs for this difficult time. As much as it’s good to be taking a break and spending time with family and friends, I do worry about you being without any making, I just find, personally, creating is by far the best therapy there could be. So I hope, if it helps you too, that you find some other way of creating right now.

  15. Quilt is really starting to come together and is just gorgeous. Enjoy your break and fingers crossed for them to finally get your machine working the way it should.

  16. Christine Sherman says:

    This is just beautiful! I’m very sorry to read of your loss Yvonne, take care.

  17. Sandra says:

    I popped by to check on you and read your previous post – Tesselated Leaves is amazing!

    I’m so sorry for your loss – this is certainly a good time for you to take a break and to recharge, and a good time to get the beast fixed up as well.

  18. Best of wishes for a peaceful time out…your leaves quilt is looking fantastic! Very cool idea

  19. 2nana50 says:

    I love this quilt so much, I got the basic leaf pattern, but not sure of some things, would really be nice to see a pattern for sale or published for this Beauty!

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