Do you ever just have one of those
weeks months? I
mean, seriously. Nothing major has gone wrong. I mean I have my health (poison
ivy itches are mostly gone), I have a fuzzy cat, a loving husband, a great
house, and a good job.
Why do I feel like I have not sat down in six months?
Why is being the partner of a graduate student sort of like going through grad school a second time? I think I have learned what people mean when they say marriage is a partnership in the past couple of weeks. We are riding this crazy train together.
Not that I would ride the train with anyone else and, honestly, how do you get anywhere unless you get on a train anyway?
I do not mean to complain in this space. I sound like such a whiner (poison ivy, grad student husband….). This is just a space for me to shout it out. There has been so much talking about the future in my life lately, this blog is a nice place to say, hi friends, I am going to tell you about the right now.
Now, the four of you who haven’t clicked next on your reader feed probably want to know what it is about this finish I have here (hi mom!).
As I write this, I am jetting to Colorado.
You may not know this about me, but I lived in Colorado for 6 years before I moved to North Carolina. I met my husband in Colorado. I drank my first beer in Colorado. I went to undergraduate and graduate school here. Very important things that have made me who I am today.
Derek has a conference in Colorado this weekend (oh hai German Studies Association Annual Meeting 2013) and I decided to tag along. I wanted to see the mountains and revisit some old Denver haunts.
Derek’s family still lives here too.
Naturally, I decided to make Derek’s mother a quilt. What else could I possibly bring her?
This St. Louis 16 patch was a little bit of quiet for me when I needed it this summer. The colors are calm and the quilt just soothes me. It was relaxing and quick to make.
I used this excellent tutorial.
It makes me feel a little old-fashioned. Quilting is totally therapy.
Size: 56" x 70"
Fabric: Kona Snow, Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House, a Lana Jansdotter print, Joel Dewberry, Bonnie and Camile, a Moda basic dot, Summersville Spring (?), and I think that blue dot is from an Aneela Hoey line. I am sorry about this… these were long stashed fabrics…
Quilting: Figure 8 or infinity quilting with Aurifil Thread (I like to stay firmly within my comfort zone).
PS – My graduate advisor asked me to give a talk to his graduate student tomorrow, because why not go on vacation and have to prepare an hour long lecture? Also, am I the only one who feels like they cannot say no to their advisor? It has been nearly five years since I left, but I still feel like he could give me an “F”.