Thursday, January 11, 2007
In which quilting sooths a worried mind...
Can you believe it? Actual quilting activity going on?
Everyone in my family has been hugely worried and distracted all week because a close relative was whisked into surgery to repair a tear in his aorta. This is the same medical problem that killed actor John Ritter out of the blue, by the way. And, most often (although not always) it's the result of untreated high blood pressure. In any event, my cousin made it to the hospital in time and while he's still in critical condition, he's currently stable and the outlook is encouraging.
So, it is not surprising that I am feeling distracted and unable to focus on anything except my cousin. Yesterday, sewing a few house blocks helped keep my hands busy.
By the way, I have been thinking about product versus process in quilting. Usually, I'm in it for the process. I'm less invested in the finished quilt than in the fun of making it, and that's fine with me. With this house thing, though, I'm fairly bored. I want the finished quilt (I can just picture it hanging in the stairwell) but gee, these blocks aren't that thrilling to make. Atypically, I'm just pushing through this to get to the end result. But I suppose with my low concentration level right now, that's just as well.
Are you into process or product?