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TTMT #382 - Galaxy 1824



I fretted all weekend wondering if I'd be able to record today due to the rain. This quilt leaves Austin for the Univeristy of Texas at Dallas on Thursday, so I took my chance and recorded in the rain!

As an added bonus, you get fogged glasses and my makeup slowly melting off of my face. Fun times!

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clumsy_chord
Aug. 17th, 2016 01:22 am (UTC)
Gareth's quilt looks really great! Definitely very galaxy-like. I love those kind of pixelated quilts.

Glad to hear your foot is feeling so very much better.
ofenjen
Aug. 19th, 2016 10:19 am (UTC)
This is only the second big pixelated quilt I've done and wouldn't you know the first one was for him, too? If I keep on schedule, there will be another one in about 10 years!
suzyquilts
Aug. 17th, 2016 01:48 am (UTC)
I can't believe you got all that done in such a short time. I had no idea that it was that complex and had that many itty bitty pieces. Amazing Woman!!! It is a glorious quilt. To quote Caroline Bingley, "I am all astonishment."



ofenjen
Aug. 19th, 2016 10:20 am (UTC)
I'm not sure it would have been this complex if I hadn't already started before I found out about surgery. By that point, I was committed! What this quilt did do was give me something to focus on other than him moving out, at least for a little while!
wunnerwmn
Aug. 17th, 2016 05:06 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to have to come up with some new adjective to describe that quilt and all the work and love that went into it...the usual ones like amazing,outstanding, flipping awesome, etc., just don't seem to be adequate. You are an inspiration, truly. :)
ofenjen
Aug. 19th, 2016 10:21 am (UTC)
Ah, now you're just embarrassing me!

I told him he could have whatever he wanted and he gave me a high res NASA photo of a spiral galaxy, so I did what I could. :)
vickybaggins
Aug. 17th, 2016 07:53 am (UTC)

Amazing quilt your kids are very lucky, thoughts are with you for Thursday, it must be an odd feeling, mine are so little it seems  so far off. Xxx

ofenjen
Aug. 19th, 2016 10:22 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! He is now safely away at university with my daughter heading back in a couple of days. My husband and I keep saying it feels more like they should just be starting kindergarten. It went so fast!
jewells68
Aug. 18th, 2016 02:09 am (UTC)
I teared up when you were talking about how you felt when you looked up and saw it was really done. That's how I felt when I looked at the photos I took of Phebe's whole quilt. OMG it's done! It's an amazing quilt. Seriously amazing.

Phebe and I talked on the way down to NMSU about how going away to college was such a life-changing experience for me, how I really became who I am today by getting out on my own and just experiencing life. And how it brought me into the same universe as you and gave me the best friend anyone could ever have. I miss her so much, I am so sure this is just what she needs at this stage of her life.

It will definitely be an adjustment having the house empty, I can attest to that. Just you and the kitties. I already talked to the cats before, but now it's approaching the absurd. ;P

I am so glad you are turning the corner in your recovery. I remember the first time post shoulder surgery that I managed to actually reach back and hook my bra instead of hooking it first and wriggling into it. Oh the joy and accomplishment!
ofenjen
Aug. 19th, 2016 10:27 am (UTC)
I felt at complete loose ends for a couple of days after the quilt was done. It's 5:23 a.m. the day after dropping G off and I didn't sleep much last night. Just a few more days and they'll both be at school. Big E and I kept saying how strange it feels and wondering how it all happened so fast. I already miss him SO much and poor Miss E is getting the brunt of my attention now!

We had very similar conversations a day or two before he left, with Eli telling him how his college path was not what he planned, but the path he took led him to good friends and to me and that made all the weird turns worthwhile. They've heard me talk about Sully and how being there changed my life in so many good ways so many times that Elena had it as her top pick in high school until she found out they didn't have French!

Here we are, adults with adult children. Who would have thought?!

*glomps*
jewells68
Aug. 19th, 2016 12:24 pm (UTC)
It is weird to think that once it was us. It feels like it was yesterday but it was a really long time ago!
ofenjen
Aug. 19th, 2016 12:25 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY.
craftsfromlove
Aug. 18th, 2016 02:27 pm (UTC)

So glad you got your baby's dorm quilt done in time! Looks amazing in back of you! Congrats on your foot healing well.

ofenjen
Aug. 19th, 2016 10:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! I still can't believe it's done. As of yesterday, it's on his bed at school and he's really happy with it.
dozmuffinxc
Aug. 24th, 2016 12:22 am (UTC)
That quilt just blows me away. I cannot fathom being patient enough to sew all those teeny tiny pieces! Friggin' 1824 O_O

I'm so glad that you're doing better! I'm also getting to that "better than pre-surgery" stage with my nose, so I know those feels. So nice!!

Those are wonderful gifts. Hurray for thoughtful friends :D
ofenjen
Aug. 24th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
The key to sewing so many pieces is organization. There's no way I could have done it otherwise!

Yay for recovery! I've still got about a month of recovery according to my surgeon, but getting better every day!
aalia7
Aug. 31st, 2016 10:43 am (UTC)

A late reply, but that's life lately! The galaxy is, of course, spectacular. You knowit's a true work of art if you have to step back to appreciate it!! ;)


I'm so glad the package arrived at just the right time. It's so cool how multiple friends were on the same wavelength the same week!


I hope you're adjusting as best you can to "the quiet life".  It must be so bizarre - like you were saying to Jewells. Sumayya started middle school this year and I'm already freaking out. I don't know if I'll handle the college years as well as you are. <3

ofenjen
Sep. 1st, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear, and thank you again for the lovely gift. I've been wearing the bracelet and thinking of you.

It's still a bit surreal, having an empty house. I keep expecting a kid to come tromping down the stairs!
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