I have decided that once this move is over, I will put myself through a cleanse to rid myself of the caffeine my body has been accustomed to having. We have now entered what I call: Zone of Stress.
In my stress, I spent last night packing, and refitting clothes, only to find this:
Of all of the shoes in my closet, somehow, a little gremlin decided to take this specific one...my favorite (and expensive) party shoe...the. One. I was planning to wear to the Kasal.
I rubbed my eyes to make sure that it was in fact my shoe that was so torn up. I even picked up this shoe and inspected it, to make sure it is mine...as if another 30-something woman lives in this home.
The suspected gremlin:
I am ashamed to say that I was so upset that I said out loud, "You're lucky I love you more than my shoe!"
And she is also lucky that I had my brother and his future wife's quilt to bind, because my fingers were so busy that it somehow worked the frustration out of me...and after 5 episodes of Army Wives, I was able to stop, take a deep breath, and actually smile at the completed quilt.
This is using the Yellow Brick Road pattern, in a lap quilt size, but you can see that it just covers the top of our queen bed.
The fabrics I used are a perfect Kasal of both feminine and masculine fabrics, which I thought really brought out what I was trying to convey to my brother and his new wife. Marriage is a journey after all. And a unification of sometimes 2 different people, cultures, and families.
The stippled throughout, and the backing is white muslin.
I bound the quilt feverishly, and now my pointer finger is numb from handling the needle. I didn't think of using my thimble, because I was consumed with not just getting my aggravation of now having to buy another shoe out of my system, but I was heavily into Army Wives.
I think I may be the last to see this show, but after I placed my initial hesitation aside, I realized what a great concept it was. I applaud them for attempting to portray the Kasal of spouses and service members, of the different cultures the military brings together in its communities.
I think they have found another fan....
But the rest of the episodes will have to wait, because we have shoes to buy, and a wedding to attend.