Monday, September 13, 2010

Big Decisions....

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?

6 comments:

fiberchick said...

Hello;
Am delurking for the second time in one week! Love the hexies. Here is my 2 cents worth... Perhaps you should go darker to really set them off. Kona charcoal would look great and softer than if you used a black. Rather selfishly I want you to write more quilt books...
Susannah

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

so many choices! I'm in love with gray right now... I wish I could come over and play audition fabrics for this quilt!! Wouldn't that be fun!
How about a gold/cheddar color? just for fun... But I do like the gray...

Irene Latham said...

Listen to that little voice... and the grey is better but love the black suggestion! Was sorry to miss the guild meeting. Next month!

Lisa A said...

Maybe you need to go even darker with the gray.

Just Jenn said...

I'm enjoying the gray too...

Janet said...

I think the hexies would look nice with a lilac. Just discovered your blog. Think I'll become a follower.