Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday sewing and mail call

It was a crazy week for me at work, one that included a full meltdown featuring LOTS of angry tears.  Does anyone else cry when they are angry?  Does anyone else hate that they cry when angry? I always feel like it makes me seem weak, but oh, did I need that cry!  Thank goodness my husband works nearby, so I called him to walk with me so I could vent and cry in a safe environment.  Next week has to be better.

I didn't get to sew at all this week, but I'm trying to make up for it today.  In addition to putting together another Hurricane Sandy quilt top (you guys have sent me enough blocks to keep me busy for months!  Thanks!), I also started on December's Block Lotto blocks, Star Crossed.  I've made three so far, but plan to make more, hopefully the full 9 for more chances to win!

In addition to working my tail off all week, I also opened LOTS of mail from all of you:

Wednesday's Mail: 17 blocks and some yardage for backing plus a completed quilt - Thanks, Cathy from AZ and Cindy from OH!


Thursday's Mail: 4 completed quilts, 4 quilt tops, some orphan blocks and LOTS of disappearing 4-patch blocks (I forgot to count before adding them with the others) NOTE that Wendy and her quild guild are responsible for a lot of this mail, but I left my notes with the guild name at work - sorry about that!
Completed quilt - thanks, Lane in TX!
Completed quilt - thanks, Lane in TX!
1 baby quilt top, various blocks - thanks, Laurel in LA!
Completed quilt - thanks, Wendy and the Common Thread Quilt Guild! 
Completed quilt - thanks, Wendy and the Common Thread Quilt Guild! 
HUGE quilt top - thanks, Wendy and the Common Thread Quilt Guild! 
Quilt top - thanks, Wendy and the Common Thread Quilt Guild! 
I LOVE THIS QUILT TOP - thanks, Wendy and the Common Thread Quilt Guild! 
60 blocks - thanks, Barb in AL, Mani and Christine in Ontario, Margaret in Alberta and Wendy and the Common Thread Quilt Guild! 
Friday's Mail: 8 blocks - Thanks, Sherril and Kay from MA!

Saturday's Mail: 6 blocks - Thanks, Dianne from VA and Terrie and Sharon from CT!

12 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

You may have to Build an addition on your house for block storage until you get them made into tops! I glad your husband could be there for you when you needed him. I hope this is a better week.

Vesuviusmama said...

You aren't even joking! I'm hoping to make it to the post office tomorrow to mail off the completed quilts - that will free up some room. Of course, I could always just pile them on my bed...just kidding!

beth said...

I SO know what you mean about tears when angry! Agrivating isn't it??? ;)
Love all those blocks and quilts. WOW!!!

Julie Fukuda said...

I just can't wrap my mind around all that work you have taken on! Please, please. PLEASE take time for yourself! You are so lucky to have an understanding shoulder to cry on.Hugs from me to you all.

wackywoman said...

Heaven has a special place for you my friend.

treadlemusic said...

I am overwhelmed by the response, too, but not surprised! These will be so loved and cherished! Thank you a million times over!!! Blessings, Doreen

Caz said...

I shed a tear or two when I get angry,,, I get annoyed more than angry though, and it comes out in tears of which annoys me even more!! Keep up the good work with the sewing!!!

Shay said...

I haven't cried at work in forever, but I know exactly what you're saying. I do hope whatever frustrated or upset you is temporary.

Amanda said...

I cry when I'm angry too...and then I get more mad because I think people see me as "sad" so I cry more. It's a vicious cycle.

Janet said...

You may have to enlist your boys and their friends to sew quilt tops together! Crying is a good release so don't feel bad.

joe tulips said...

Your block lotto blocks....I love 'em. I have been dragging my feet with the whole light, medium, dark thing. I struggle with that. Seeing yours makes me want to make some right away. But for now I working on the 2nd step of Easy Street.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I had a complete meltdown in August. I just sobbed and sobbed, and I only cry during movies. Scared hubby and sons when they found out. Just too much life changing things were happening at once, and, I hit a roadblock, and the dam burst wide open. Hope your days have been better since this posting.