Transcend

July 28th

Could be a sandwich
Lined up

But what if I should discover that the enemy himself is within me, that I myself am the enemy that must be loved – what then?
–Carl Gustav Jung, 1875 – 1961

A friend emailed me this quote today and it fits perfectly with my current state of mind. My weekend was exactly the right balance of rest and productivity. I made several trips to drop of donated items, clearing my home of more clutter. Deep, unexpected naps (as in I woke up hours later with a book on my chest mildly confused at what had just happened) left me refueled and excited for the week. I ran to my heart’s content and spent a good bit of time drooling over my new dream bike. (What better way to spend that REI dividend?)
There was also time to organize those fabric remnants and get a big project started. I hope to turn these pieces into several scrap quilts to be gifted to friends getting married and having babies this Fall. I enjoyed trimming each of these pieces and remembering why I bought the fabric in the first place. I now understand why my mom has always taken such pleasure in quilting with scraps. You are pooling creativity from dozens of projects to form one final burst of color.

~K

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16 Responses

  1. I will be excited to see your finished quilts!

  2. Sounds like you had a nice relaxing weekend!

  3. I love the quote! And I think we’re on the same wavelength…I spent yesterday writing stream-of-consciousness in my journal about that very topic: how to love myself, and the Shadow-self which I don’t find loveable. Fascinating, yes?

    Can’t wait to see the finished quilt(s)!

  4. A. Your weekend sounds like it was so much fun. De-cluttering, napping and bread-making? All winners! And I’m so glad for you on all counts.

    B. Scrap projects are just the best. I have a quilt for my niece and one for my son in the works right now, and large portions of each one came from my leftover strip collection. It’s fun to be able to work in tiny bits of some old favorites again.

  5. How funny – I was working on a scrap quilt this weekend too! I’ll probably post a picture of the quilt-top later this week.

  6. sounds like a perfectly wonderful weekend to me!

  7. Pretty, pretty dream bike – perfect for your shorter commute to work πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see the new quilts. Love the brown, orange and green.

  8. Tina in Duluth July 28, 2008

    I LOVE the scraps, can’t wait to see the quilts!

  9. Kelli your weeeknd sounds a perfect balance and the materials are gorgeous!

  10. looking forward to seeing the finished quilts……..

  11. I love the colors and patterns in your fabric scraps, and am looking forward to seeing your quilt. Also, the bread making class looked like a great way to spend time with friends.

  12. Those colors are fantastic! Can’t wait to see the final products.

  13. hey kelli, you won something!! congrats, email me your address please πŸ™‚

  14. Wise man that Carl Gustav Jung. And wise are those who eventually come to understand those words. πŸ˜€

  15. I think that scrap quilts are my favorites! Cant wait to see what you will be making with these scraps:)

  16. How does anybody ever get the time to organise emails, I have got to the point where i just dump it all in an archive folder every couple of months.

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