HAND QUILT ALONG: Please forgive me

My goal was to finish hand quilting ‘Wishing You Good Will’ before summer set in. I am far from that happening. With the warmer weather here, the sun high and glorious I am finding it harder and harder to sit myself down and work on ‘Wishing You Good Will’


First of all, Good Will, you are massive and bulky and heavy and warm, so warm. You  and the Sun are in a battle for my attention “Come wrap your self in my love and quilt me” Good Will calls. “Come and play in the garden with me under my spring time rays” Sun taunts me.



I have found so much to distract me from staying on course. You must forgive me if I decide to stop and take in the beauty around me (on my morning walk)



But I am making progress – slow but sure and the lure of your beauty brings me back to you.



You are the colors of this beautiful spring in the northwest ~ but

You must forgive me if I decide to curl up with a good book instead of quilting

Or if I decide to take a walk along the stream bank instead of quilting



Or if I mow the lawn instead of quilting

Or if I water the gardens instead of quilting

Or if I swap veggie starts with a friend

Or if I chat with a grandchild instead of quilting

Or if I visit with a neighbor instead of quilting

Or if I decide to bbq instead of quilting

Or if I put out peanuts for the stellar jays

Or if ……I simply do absolutely nothing but take time to be thankful



This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Susan,  Nanette, Sassy , Edith, Sharon and Bella.




6 thoughts on “HAND QUILT ALONG: Please forgive me

  1. kathyreeves May 13, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    Good Will is patient and will wait for you, like a good friend. The blue quilting is just lovely, your stitching is great and the blue is like a touch of modern on the old, bringing it to the here and now for a new adventure. The flowers are lovely, we are just now enjoying the tulips, but the cherry tree and the lilacs are budding, so very soon!

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  2. Deb May 14, 2018 / 1:54 am

    Your quilt is beautiful! There’s no pressure on my part to hurry with your quilting,enjoy life !


    • nwpaintedlady May 14, 2018 / 1:57 am

      Thank you Deb for the encouragement…the pressure is off 🙂 taking time to smell the flowers and enjoy life!


  3. nwpaintedlady May 14, 2018 / 1:55 am

    Thank you Kathy for the encouragement. I never noticed how many lilac bushes were in our neighborhood. I can walk out the door and the scent of lilac fills the air. Soon it will be over but something new will take their place. Enjoy the budding lilacs 🙂


  4. KerryCan May 14, 2018 / 11:39 am

    All is forgiven! And, in forgiving you, I forgive myself–I am finding it very difficult to spend time quilting right now, too, for the very same reasons. But that quilt will call you back–it is so beautiful and so special.

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  5. nwpaintedlady May 14, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Isn’t forgiveness a fabulous feeling? lol So glad to hear I am not the only one being heeding the call into the great outdoors ~ enjoy your spring time!


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