I don't know if this happens to you, but when I am sick, my horizon shrinks and my focus tends to shift inward. The blessing of this is that I have been very aware where I am choosing my limited energy to go: into getting better, into keeping my kids nurtured and happy and into stitching a bit.
Well, bit by bit I ended up with 52 new Klosjes, a flower border, and a clear idea as to how my Klosjes Quilt will look at the end.
|These were the only two that were stitched in Aruba,|
but became the first of the new 52 that have been added since.
I had been struggling for months with many lay-out ideas for my Klosjes and finally decided to go with simple. I like simple. And I like that it will show the Klosjes in all their glory without distraction. It just means that I need a lot more Klosjes: 198 more... and that will bring my grand total to 720.
|The first of the completed corners! :)|
120 Klosjes per corner = 480 plus the 240 already in the centre makes 720! What?!
Had I known this last February, when I first started this love affair with my Klosjes, I might have had some trepidation. :)
Now, I do not regret it, and feel extremely happy that now I know where we are going. However, I know that my time with Klosjes is coming to an end and have decided to put all other projects on hold until I bring this quilt to fruition.
For me this was always a quilt worth making, and seeing it coming together now, is really exciting...
So don't you agree this is a nice silver lining?
|taken from the plane on our way back home to Cyprus|
Missing you, and hoping you are well, enjoying your stitching, and finding your own silver linings,
And yes, Happy Valentine's Tomorrow!
|view of the Mediterranean yesterday morning,|
just for you!