Every now and then I catch a yoga nidra class at HopeWell Cancer Support Center. It is a form of meditation and I like the teacher of the class. You lay on the mat and she talks you through relaxation, it is very soothing. About a third of the way through she asks you to focus on a word, something on your mind. This week my word was inspiration. I have to say I was truly inspired this weekend, more than I have been in quite awhile. This weekend I have almost finished a quilt for a little boy I know who is in Hopkins for chemo. He was just diagnosed and will be there full-time for at least a month, then months of chemo after that. The quilt I made is really cute, simple but cheerful. It makes me feel good when I really make something nice. I have also almost finished the binding on another small quilt and got the border on another. I got my applique quilt from MAQ assembled and now have to add borders. I do not love applique at all, but this quilt is pretty. I have made half a baby hat. I struggle more and more with neuropathy, my hands are sore from all of this.
I am going to say something that very few quilters say for real life. Usually, quilters have hordes of fabric - hordes and hordes actually. I have very little fabric and it is all small pieces. I have a couple of bags to donate to the guild, they are pieces I will never use, but not much left to make new quilts. I hope this inspiration continues. I am going to work on finishing up older projects that are lurking in corners. I have yarn to use also, but I am only a marginal knitter. I have trouble reading patterns and then keeping count.