3 of Swords – Still working through it…

Each day gets a little better and then I get hit with a wopper every now and then that sets me back. Today has been a hard day but mostly because I am feeling overwhelmed by my daughters on going health problems and the health insurance issues that go with it. I can handle an awful lot, but sometimes it is just too much.

I have made a bit more progress on this quilt, machine stitching the batting, putting two different threads through the needle together to get bolder lines. I have finished the majority of the machine quilting and have satin stitched a large image of the 3 of swords (tarot card) in black thread on top. I am going to work some more hand stitching into the open batting areas with embroidery floss using big bold stitches, before I block it and trim it to size. This is actually a vertical quilt, I have only photographed a portion of it, so when I get it finished I will post a full photo.

15 Responses to “3 of Swords – Still working through it…”

  1. Bee says:

    Just remember you are not alone. You have a great support system in your local friends (great photos) and more blogging friends than you know. I love the colors in your quilt. Amazing how healing creating a new piece can be.

  2. Karen says:

    The three of swords…heartbreak etc. I hope that in creating this quilt all the pain and heartache moves on. A good cleansing.

  3. zelzee says:

    Your work is so beautiful!
    I am such a fan!

    Sending positive thoughts your way.

  4. lyric says:

    one day at a time friend, one day at a time.

  5. kathy york says:

    I really like the black satin stitch lines, they are very effective. The quilting looks great too. Sorry for all the grief and heartache you are experiencing and hope today is a better day for you.

  6. Jane LaFazio says:

    hugs to you and Nina…….

  7. Rachel says:

    So many arms are holding you. Three of swords will surely move on out of your life before long.

  8. Sending good thoughts your way…stay strong and know there are lots of friends out here who care. Beautiful work as usual…can’t wait to see the whole piece!

  9. if you lived in a woodsy area, i would suggest throwing yucky potatoes at trees, tends to relieve stress and bring on smiles. but i don’t think oprah would like you smacking her building with rotten veggies or fruit, though i am sure you would feel better afterward….

    word verification is ‘fuzzled’…good word!

  10. donna says:

    Love your blog and quilts. You are in my thoughts and prayers! This too shall pass…

  11. Elly Wijnen says:

    Judy, I admire your work and wish you the best for your family, greetings from Belgium.

  12. Judy… Hang in THERE!!!! Thinking of you today and wishing you MUCH PEACE and Light!!!!

  13. Melly Testa says:

    I am behind you 100%.

  14. beatrice De says:

    Looking forweath ( ? ) to see more of this. I like the admosphere … qui se dégage.

    Béatrice from Lausanne, Switzerland.

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