Friday, February 24, 2006

Mental health day

After a too busy week with too little sleep, I try to schedule a mental health day. I'll turn off the alarm clock and unplug the phones and spend a day doing whatever suits me best (as long as it doesn't involve working). Yesterday was my mental health day.

Unfortunately, I forgot the 'unplug the phones' part, so my day started at 9 with a call from a dear friend. Good thing I really, really like her.

After the call, I spend the rest of the day engaging in quilt therapy. defines a quilt as:

A coverlet or blanket made of two layers of fabric with a layer of cotton, wool, feathers, or down in between, all stitched firmly together, usually in a decorative crisscross design.

and therapy as:

Healing power or quality.

I define quilt therapy as:

This quilt is from Eleanor Burns' Bear in the Woods quilt book, and I made the top yesterday (entirely from stash). I'm not sure my therapy is complete. I may have to take more time off to quilt and bind this quilt.

Please note, you have seen and will probably continue to see red/pink/white scrap quilts from me. Did I really buy all that fabric? Someone must have snuck it in my sewing room while I wasn't looking.


Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It looks like some very intensive quilt therapy! I like pink/red/white combos! Log cabin is one of my very favorite patterns!



dot said...

What a beatiful quilt. Good thing you took some time for therapy. We all need days like that, without any guilt attached.

cher said...

my kind of day! beautiful result and will look forward to more of this color combination quilts...a fun challenge!

Linda_J said...

very pretty quilt, Debby!

Debra Dee said...

I like your kind of therapy. You certainly need to continue with your therapy on a regular schedule so you don't relapse. LOL

Jeanne said...

Glad you had such a successful day! The quilt is lovely!

Passionate Quilter said...

You go girl! a top made in a day with stash to boot! Hope the therapy worked for you and you can hop back to reality. Very pretty quilt but I'm biased, I love pink! :)

Mary said...

Very cute - I'll have to check this pattern out if you made this top in a day. It would make a great donation quilt and I really do love Log Cabin quilts.

The Calico Cat said...

cool quilt - or should I have said, HOT quilt. I love the layout.