While this was not a quilt project or even a huge project it was one that has been nagging me in the back of my mind. We all have one or two of those UFO's don't we?
In actuality, this was a project that should have taken a few hours or at least a period of several hours over a few days.
When I was working in another county last year I wanted a project to do that would keep me busy and while my dear friend would have probably allowed me to do my quilting, I just couldn't imagine his beautiful home being strewn with bits of thread, fabric and colored lint all in his carpeting. So, I found this and worked on it for maybe a few minutes over a few days.
The homework and mapping work I had to do each night was unbelievable so I didn't get around to it. Then I was terminated for my hearing loss that could not be corrected with a hearing aid and was in a depressed state of mind for a very long time and every time I saw this it just reminded me of my termination. So I kept putting it back in the container.
A few days ago I decided it was time to finish this and now all I have to do is frame it and hang it on the granddaughters bedroom wall. It is finished and I feel a bit better!
Perhaps in some way this message is for me...when I was terminated my belief in myself and my abilities was shaken to the core. I had never been terminated in my life and now I was not only terminated I was terminated for having a disability I never knew I had. It tossed me into a tizzy that is for sure.
Recently I have taken to doing water aerobics, concentrating on my health and taking a little care of me...manicure monthly, massage for my back spasms, walking my dog very short distances, every little thing adds to pulling me out of my abyss and back into my life!