Sunday, June 13, 2010

Time


It strikes! one, two,
Three, four, five, six. Enough, enough, dear watch,
Thy pulse hath beat enough. Now sleep and rest;
Would thou could'st make the time to do so too;
I'll wind thee up no more.
~Ben Jonson

Is it just me or have hours turned into minutes?  Maybe it is just the changing season, with summer just around the corner, grass to cut, gardens to tend and more outs and abouts.  A couple of weeks have passed with very little time spent quilting and this makes for a very sad quilter.  It's time to regroup.  I'm hoping that by the time June comes to an end I will be able to settle into a new normal flow and the change of direction will lead me to a few extra hours, under a big old shade tree, happily stitching away. 


122 Klosjes Completed
22 made over the past 2 weeks

With a minute or two, here and there, I managed to piece together some very special klosjes, from scraps of fabric Jeannet sent me.  And, even from scraps of fabric you get leftovers, enough to make 20 1-inch squares for my Postage Stamp quilt. Thank you so very much Jeannet!


I almost went with an Aged Muslin background for my Patchwork of the Crosses Shades of Autumn quilt, but by chance, I ordered some Hoffman's Bali Hand-Dyed Bluff Watercolors and I think this is the one, a medium light neutral that will frame the blocks nicely.


Time in the garden brings a smile to my face, as Peony flowers turn into beautiful crowns.  

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

24 comments:

Sandra Henderson said...

No, it's not just you... I feel it also. So much pulling us and needing to be done! I love your clock, by the way!~Marjolein Bastin's works are so beautiful and inspiring to me...
Lovely spools you've done and I adore the aged background fabric! really nice...
Just keep on keepin on~it's easy to look at so many blogs and think how did they do this or that and still?!?! I have begun to turn off the computer and hope that my friends know that I'm still here and will make my way round to visit, but have home duties. :)

marion said...

Oh those beautiful klosjes. I want to make them too, I realy do. But I'm working the hexagons, silversmithing a pendant for my niece, weaving kitchentowels and a scarf, quilting a kingsize quilt for our bed and I spin and knit too. But Oh, those klosjes ;-)

Tineke said...

Time flies here too...it is our busy agenda's and fast and vast communication I guess. Turning the PC off every now and again might help. (but I can't)
I love your little klosjes and hey, 22 in two weeks is not THAT bad!

Saskia said...

Sometimes it's working, and I got all the time I need. But most of the time?.. I guess we want to do it all. I love you klosjes. It will be so pretty when there are joined together. I had to catch up with schoolwork (papers, assessments) I wish I could turn the computer off.
My mother once met Marjolein Bastin. Lovely lady with a lot of passion for nature.

Cathi said...

Time does fly by way too fast lately. I think the summer weather makes it harder to stitch as it's difficult to not get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather.
Your klosjes are looking super. I think I've done about 4 in the past two weeks, so you're miles ahead of me.
And I love that fabric you got for your POTC blocks. I think it will be a super neutral to set them off.

Annemieke said...

120 is a lot already! I like all the blue ones in between the rest. I also have little time for sewing and quilting. It is always the same this time of year: busy in the garden and ofcourse nice to enjoy being outside. beautiful picture of the peony 'head'.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Crispy said...

Oooo that fabric will look beautiful with your POTC blocks. I think everyone is really slowing down and enjoying early summer. When things start to really heat up, we will be sewing with the AC on LOL.

Crispy

Mary said...

I am just over 120 klosjes too. It feels good to work on them. I love your klosjes. I swear the weeks are flying by. Each day seems to go faster. There is always things to keep us busy.

barbarachaineyquilts said...

Time has definitely speeded up! But look how many klosjes and clamshells you've achieved - you're getting a lot done however fast the time is going.

Sue said...

I am so glad others have the same dilemma I have these days. Here in Michigan our summers are so short that we try to rush everything into a few short months.

Love your Klosjes! So lovely. I surely will have to start some:)

I also love the aged muslin that is out now, but I think the fabric you chose is just as lovely!

Have fun with your summer and stitching!

Blessings

katrien said...

Great all your klosjes.

Sue-Anne said...

It is winter here and time seems to be flying by too without much to show for it.
Your Klosjes looks wonderful and the count is getting higher.

Karen said...

Klosjes are looking wonderful, I'm so jealous. Thanks for sharing.

Ellen said...

How I wish my day had 36 hours ;o)
But you made some lovely spools!

Cybele's patch said...

I feel exactly the same Karen. Time runs as sand through your fingers (Dutch saying. I only sleep 5-6 hours a night and have about 2 extra hours in a day but still not enough to do what I want to do.
Your klosjes look beautiful. And 22 in two weeks sounds a lot!

Marieke said...

Great klosjes you've made. I like it that you do not make them all the same: some have the same 'bellies' others have contrasting bellies! Great. And I love the see that flower in bloom!

Theresa said...

I don't know where the time goes either - I just keep trying to squash in a little stitching when I can. Your klosjes look fantastic - how many are you aiming for Karen?

Vickie said...

Karen, your klosjes are so sweet! I see some Old Primrose Inn fabrics! I love that fabric line and have used it in a quilt for my mom, which I need to get finished. I also used the aged muslin.

I've seen so many of the klosjes and have printed a template for them. I'm going to five it a whirl! I'm having a blast with the One Flower Wednesday! Thank you for starting the group!

Vickie said...

A slight typing error - I meant to say I'm going to give it a whirl, lol.

Robyn said...

Oh Karen, I do feel exactly the same presently!!
Wishing you more time to do some sewing / quilting and some gardening too!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Is that a Marjolein Bastin clock?
I guess you posted the right saying for all of us (O:
Love your hexagons and those clamshells - too much work for me.

Siobhan said...

I can relate... I feel like I've done little 'at home' time the past two months, and I miss it! I am hoping things will settle down soon for you and for me! :) Beautiful klosjes!

Funoldhag said...

Love the background you picked for the POTC blocks - it will be beautiful. Have been missing seeing you post and did figure you are really busy. My main problem is that, even though I don't have much demand on my time, I just seem to only get done about a quarter of what I used to do. Guess that comes with age but I am so thankful that I am still up and running (well, not "running" running) that I just go with the flow. Have a great weekend, Karen! Carol

quilting Jeannet said...

Ohhhh, Karen.....I saw first the photo, and I thougt, this fabrics looks like mine.....later I realisd, it was mine. Very nive what you made from it.

greetings, jeannet