This is another one of those patterns that wasn’t originally in the plan (how much of life is like that? … but that’s a tangent…).
There’s two meanings for “over and over again.” One is how often the lessons God teaches us get repeated. I didn’t learn my lesson the first time about checking all of my patterns with scraps before I made a square with the actual fabric. You’d think I would have… but I didn’t. And another pattern was thrown out.
I looked through the C’s book and found Shoo-Fly. We thought it would look great paired near Ohio Star. So I went ahead and made it – 8 of them!
… which is the second over and over again.
The tedious work of the little things in life that still count.
I finished quilting the last one of these last night. What relief! I was tired of quilting them, tired of sewing them…
… and last night was also my last night this month of being on kitchen for chores. I’ve actually found that I love doing the dishes and organizing the dishwasher. What I don’t like is how as soon as I finish the dishes and pump water, someone baked something or made coffee so there’s more dishes and an empty water bottle to take care of.
… but if I didn’t do them we’d be eating off of dirty dishes.
The tedious is often necessary, and the little things all add up: I don’t like quilting 8 of the same square, I don’t like pumping water for 10 minutes straight… but when it results in a beautiful quilt or orderly kitchen, it’s worth it…
even over and over and over again…
PS (again) – I’m done with school, and we’re all taking this week off to run wedding errands and bake a few more things for my graduation party (we have close to 300 cookies of various sorts in the freezer, and soon banana bread and carrot muffins). Friday after Church I rehearsed for the upcoming recital with Sarah, and we went to see Cait in Verdi’s Requiem – which was both stunning and chilling. Saturday we went down to Satwa – Cait had meetings with tailors, and I picked up some notions and thread for various skirts and dresses. Then mommy and daddy had a bunch of meetings. All of the kids were at our house, where we went swimming, then went to where the meetings were for dinner and watching a movie… and I now have only 2 1/4 more squares to quilt! Huzzah! And – we found out we’re going to be able to make it to the Enumclaw Highland Games this summer – and Wicked Tinkers is playing… and we’re going to the Pacific coast for a few days in August with mommy’s family!