Friday, October 23, 2009
warning: this is going to be really sappy.
Guys, I'm done.
At 12:33 this afternoon, I finished my city quilt.
As with any quilt, the last thing I did was sew on the binding. I usually love that part. I love how nice and neat the binding make the edges look. I love feeling all of those layers of fabric and batting move through the machine. But today it made me anxious.
What if it's not that great?
What if I look at it and feel disappointed?
What if this really does turn out to be anticlimactic?
And, strangely, what if I'm not ready for this to be over?
But, I finished, cut the loose threads and spread it out on my table. And (this is where I'm going to get really sappy), I loved it. I felt all warm and proud and happy. I thought I would want to jump about and cheer. But I don't feel like that. I feel more complicated stuff. I felt glad that I did this. I love the result. Eye candy, baby, Eye candy. But, eye candy that is jam packed with meaning.
I feel nervous and vulnerable about this post because I feel like this post should be a really big deal. But honestly, I just want to throw it out there and get it over with. Little by little I've talked about what this project means and the little stories behind so many of the pieces...and so, already you understand so much about this project. But, oddly, I don't feel like I've said all I have to say about it. But, I don't really have it in me now.
Dave, bring home some champagne. I need a drink. ;)
I have been thinking about having a party to show her off, and I think it's something I really want to do. So, stay tuned for more details on that!