Thursday, October 13, 2011

Time to gather all the splinters, build a casket for my tears (also, teasers)

Pin It So.  Yeah.  So much has happened since the last time I blogged!  I'm not even sure.  I had to ask a friend of mine what the last thing I wrote about was... 
My "Too Much" turned into waaaaaaaaaay too much.
Not only do I have too much work stuff going on, now my personal life is, uh, hmmm.  My boyfriend and I broke up.  I'm not going to turn this into a woe-is-me-my-life-sucks-I'm-so-pitiful type of post, I promise.  But that's how I felt for a couple of days.  I wondered if he was thinking about me.  I wondered if it was easy for him.  I wondered what could've been different.  I wondered a lot of things.  But then I was slapped in the face with the realization that all of that wondering (obsessing?  surely not) wouldn't change anything.
I have friends rallying around me all over the world, offering words of support and encouragement.  Telling me how "amazing" I am (really?) and tipping their wine glasses to me.  Megan even wanted to take him out of the Quilters Shirtless Man and Spicy Burrito calendar.
After quite a few days of neither sleeping nor eating, I'm back!  Not entirely, but I kind of feel like myself again (after lots of chocolate).  I don't know how long it'll take to heal but I've been spending my time quilting like the wind.  You all know that I have a major deadline I'm dealing with, right?  Yeah.  I thought this quilt was going to take me at least two weeks to get it off of the frame.  But since I have nothing else to do, I've thrown myself into crazy quilt lady mode.  It's almost done.
I can't show you anything on the "other" (main) version of this quilt, but "my" version... here you go.  I have to say, it really sucks looking at super-up-close pictures of your own quilting in contrasting threads!  All of these pictures are of the back of the quilt, and super cropped so that you can't see the actual design of the quilt.  Wait a couple of weeks and you'll see it all.

That's intensive quilting.  And I just started on Sunday, really.  So I've been busy.

Aside from that, the embroidery party over the weekend went off without a hitch!  Little did I know that it was the educator's first party.  We had so much fun and I made some new embroidery friends, whom I'm sure you'll read about in the future! It was nice to "teach", but in a different setting.

Did I mention I cancelled my classes for this month?  SO GLAD. 

I also took the time, since it seemed to fit the mood, to draw out a pattern for my "me project".  The breakup only adds to the need to do this.  You'll understand when you see it come to life.  =]

We leave for Market in less than two weeks.  Things are surely about to get even more crazy.

I hope you all are doing well.


  1. I can hardly wait to see the finished quilt! It's driving me nutty not to see it.
    Chocolate is good for what ails ya. Someone is sending me some See's Chocolates. How cool is that?

  2. Yep! I second the chocolate advice! Go to CVS and buy you some Pot O' Gold!!

    Your quilting is divine!!

  3. Well crap! That's the only nice word I could come up with that could go in a comment form without insulting somebody. Cuz I sure wanted to use an "F" word. Sorry to hear about the breakup. I'm gonna tear Mr December out of my calendar. The "@#*&^" - hmmm....I wanted to put two words in there, and they both rhymed with "brick". Guess I need to finish this comment before I get all nasty. But yeah, girlfriend, go get you some chocolate. And some wine. And take your frustrations out on the quilts - they'll get even lovelier.

  4. Life happens, and, in the meantime, you are using your 'recovery time' in a good way, not a wasteful way. Remember the good. My boyfriend and I broke up at a stressful time in my life. Then, 18 months later, we 'found' each other again. We've been married for 24 years now. I didn't wait for him, but moved on. You never know what will happen.

  5. Sorry to hear about your heartache, but your quilting is gorgeous!

  6. That sucks, Lisa. Nothing like the bittersweet pain of a break-up. You sound really good. You are amazingly talented, have a fabulous sense of humor. One door closes...another opens!! I'm sending hugs your way! :-)