It has been a very long and busy week! I have worked quite a bit, and when not working I was busy sandwiching in appointments. Sewing was also a big part of my week. My new machine is a dream to sew on, and so much nicer than my old one. I took a quilting class, and today I finished my very first machine-pieced quilt top! (Sorry…it is too dark now for pictures. I will post some soon.) I have not yet decided whether to quilt it by hand or wait for the machine quilting class. I already have fabric for a second quilt, and ideas for a third. Whew! I am going to be busy! I have another class tomorrow morning. This one teaches me all of the ins and outs of the new machine. I have figured out all of the basics, but I know there is still much to learn.
My husband has been so nice and supportive of my sewing. He does not mind if I steal away in the evenings to work a bit on a project, and he has commented positively on my quilt-in-progress. He recently started a blog of his own, and this week he came home with a sly grin and told me I had to read his most recent post because it was about me. Actually, it was his side of our story. He usually makes me tell it when people ask, or we both tell pieces of it together, so I liked reading his perspective without any of my interjections. Being a man of not-so-many words much of the time, the length of his post surprised me. I was both pleased and amused by his use of literary quotes, especially the first one. It is a line from one of my favorite books:
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
My husband knows me well. He knows of my love for literature and knew that quote would pique my interest. Literary quotes aside, it was my husband’s closing paragraphs that touched me the most and echo my sentiments exactly. He is my husband, my best friend, and my life-long mate.