Patchwork & Quilting

I’m in love!

CONFESSION:

I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the Friendship Star block.

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It’s just so pretty!

Plus the name of it is just simply sweet and deeply symbolic.

I love this block so much that I’ve decided that my next video tutorial will be how to construct this block!

*insert party-whistle sounds*

In an ideal world, I would’ve already had this video underway.

However, life isn’t that fair.

Struggling under a weight of university work, travelling for an hour and a half to and from university and just basically living, I haven’t even had time to properly wash my hair let alone bring my sewing machine back to life.

I freely admit that I’m torn between using my time to do uni work and to sew/film.

My quilting hobby/practice is my life. It’s what I live and breathe for. It’s where I’m most happy. Most safe. Most creative. And, most importantly, 100% free!

So yeah, I’m struggling to put something else other than that first in my life.

The current invisible brick wall that separates me from my practice is a heavy one and I’m losing the spark that helps me keep creative and on my toes…

WOW!

That just got deep really quickly!

And yet, I feel that I really needed to say it; to get it out of my head and into the void.

I feel ever so lighter…

So for now, six little Friendship Star blocks cling forlorn on my wall as I enter in and out of my Sewing Room.

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‘I will get to you, I promise’, I say to myself every time I wistfully look up at them…

And perhaps, someday, I will.

No pressure.

Happy Sewing Friends! xx

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9 thoughts on “I’m in love!

  1. Ah! I know all too well how you feel : Caught between what must be done and what wants to be done. I admit fully that I was spoiled during my first maternity leave : My daughter was not only a HUGE sleeper, but she was also a very independent child, even as an infant. She would amuse herself for hours on end… at that time in my life, unfortunately, I had not discovered quilting. Now that my son is here and I’m home with him, I must admit that he is a little more demanding of my attention, so very little gets done on a day-to-day basis. Not that it’s ever a question of what must be done or any kind of sacrifice on my part… this time with him is so precious and I am making up for the closeness I sometimes wished for with my daughter when she was a baby, but I do wish he would take a 2 hour nap every once in a while. 🙂

    I look forward to your video!

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    1. I’m so glad I’m not the only who feels this way!
      I agree, time spent with the young ones is indeed precious. We should always enjoy the time we have with them especially when they’re at the age where they want to be around us!
      Hopefully the weekend will give me time to do some filming! *fingers crossed*

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  2. Look forward to your next video! Work and life sometimes gets in the way of our fun quilting and sewing! Have a good day at your university! Just think of buzz watching over your cute quilting room waiting for you!

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