I've been playing with background fabrics to make the connecting hexies for my quilt. Here are the hexies on a white cotton.
And here they are on gray. I'm not sure I like either one. The white seems a bit stark. The gray seems a bit dark. Need some help here! What do you think? Maybe a paler gray? Or do you like one of these choices?
Today was quilt guild - first meeting of the year. Lots of fun and laughter everywhere! I took photos of an amazing quilt - I'll show that soon.
This seems to be a turning point in life, and I have bigger decisions to make than just fabric choices. Daughter 1's wedding is fast approaching - fun stuff! Daughter 2 is away in Italy until early December, studying abroad - great opportunity for her! And here I am, wondering what to do with the rest of my life.
I do love my quilting! You know I do! And I've enjoyed the opportunity to learn to use the longarm machine in a local shop the last couple of weeks. I love getting together with my quilty friends to share quilts and food and stories. And I love my blog. BUT...
Sometimes, I get that little itch. It's a tiny little itch that makes me want to go back to my engineering life. WHAT, you say? Engineering? An 8 to 5 job? What are you thinking?!!!
I have a little voice in my head saying just that. What to do?
An engineering salary for a few years would afford hubby to retire a bit younger. It would allow us to put away more moola for the future (for retirement, trips to Europe - we really want to go back). It would get me out of the house more, which would probably be good for me. I spend way too much time alone (with the dogs!) in our house. And it's not like I would stop quilting. I could never stop quilting! I could still quilt at night and on the weekends. I could still blog about it, too.
I don't know what to do!!! Hubby just wants me to be happy - no pressure either way. What to do?
2 days ago