Sunday, June 12, 2016

From Grace to Chaos


From February ’till June our lives have been turned upside down.
The studio has come to a complete halt,
I missed the annual June studio tour and our house is now in chaos 
due to our house sale that did not go through. 

I need another day of grace like I had back in February but it may be a long time coming.

The studio also came to a halt due to the fact that we are now working on our house again
New wood flooring for the upstairs will be going in the next couple of weeks 
and several other projects that need to be done are in progress.   
You can imagine how that has affected my work and our house.

On a brighter note the good news is my daughter is expecting 
a long awaited and longed for child. 
New grand baby will be arriving in August.
Before all of the chaos took hold I was able to finish up rugs,
which were on the Toika 
and they are now available at OOAK gallery in Micaville. 

Also in early spring I juried into the TRAC galleries 
and have woven table runners and soft sculptures
 available in both Spruce Pine and Burnsville.

Over a year ago I started piecing a Churn Dash quilt. 
Since I needed something to help me keep my sanity I assembled it and started quilting. 

Early every morning with my coffee in hand I can go to the studio 
enjoying the peace/quiet and quilt for at least a half hour 
till the endless list of tasks have to be started.

Sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to the blog.
It may not be too interesting but I will keep everyone updated on our progress!
Hope each and everyone is well, happy and a good kind of stitching, hooking, weaving busy!


  1. Hi Louise,
    I'm so very sorry for what you are dealing with!! It is hard when plans fall through and hurtful things happen!! May you sense and feel God's Grace and help during this time of transition and chaos! Try to remember that "Where we love IS HOME!"
    Your quilt is beautiful and each time you pull your needle through may you feel peace and joy!!
    Sending BIG HUGS to you~

    1. Thanks so much Julie! You just said what I really needed to hear.

  2. Louise, I totally agree with Julie's post above. Please don't let others negative comments bother you it is not worth the effort. I adore your quilt, beautiful colors and pattern.

  3. I am so sorry the house deal fell through. It is so difficult living the way you are living. I will keep you in my prayers and hope another offer comes soon.
    Hugs :)

  4. Oh what a pity, but Julie is right. I wouldn't unpack that AVL either! Lovely quilt Louise
    and nice to read an update. Sending hugs your way.

  5. Julie is so right! I hope peace comes to you in unexpected ways, and that the right avenues open up to you concerning your home. People can be so cruel, but just think they have only hurt themselves by belittling what could have been a haven of rest to them.
    I love your quilt, it is going to be just lovely. Your work always is!
    So happy the new baby is coming! Congratulations!

  6. Among the chaos, A Baby! Congrats and I know the long drive to see the little one will go by swiftly. Mine did. This stressful time right now shall pass and be a distant memory for you and Pog. Do not let others destroy the love you have for your home. There is someone out there that will see it too and will want to add their own love to your beautiful home. My thoughts are with you both.