Hello lovely lovelies♡ It is Sunday evening again. I am sitting here wondering how do I prattle on about pretty stitching, quilts and flowers, with all that has happened this week?? Because prattling, it is; trivial even, while a despicable, emperor-like, individual causes such heartache, in his endeavours of grabbing power, intent on destroying millions of lives, crushing their souls. Our world once again is living through another unhinged monster at the helm of his 'kingdom'. Somehow it seems irrelevant to chat about such things as sewing, pretty quilts; inconsequential even, when so many are suffering, but I suppose we do, don't we?? We stitch; and drink tea; pray, wait; and watch the devastating images, listen to the sorrowful human stories unfold on TV...or at least I do...and I say this without any humour or lightness of spirit.
But prattle on, I will. What to do when one is feeling sorrowful?? Why, I go into my sewing room, sit for a while, drink in my cosy surroundings and begin to stitch. And....that is exactly what I have been doing for most of the day, really (besides taking happy snaps). I woke up at 6am and went straight into my sewing room and began to prepare, and stitch more pentagons together for the quilt I am working on. For each block, which is a twenty one inch square, six pentagons are stitched together to form wedges; eight wedges in all. Thus far, two blocks are complete, as well as another set of completed wedges which will be stitched to the grey fabric. A slow process as the hand stitching of the wedges to the fabric does take a while.
The designer used about 40 fabrics for her quilt, but I am using many, many more as I want to have a scrappier look than the quilt on the pattern. For the squares at the end of the wedges I used the same fabric; a Liberty fabric called Flower Tops. I wanted a fabric that didn't stand out but disappeared into the background.
It is late in the evening. As I have stitched for most of the day I am sitting here watching the images on TV of a brave and courageous people. Thousands fleeing their homes, walking for what seems forever; boarding trains to seek refuge in other countries. Many leaving their fathers, brothers, husbands behind to fight and stand for their beloved country. Many, many others staying behind to defend their land. Why, I watched a news report of some making molotov cocktails to aid the military. Impossible! Once again another unhinged despot spewing out misinformation, propaganda......to further his insane cause. Another humanitarian disaster which is calling the world to act. Another week. I wonder what will transpire in the coming days?? As I sit here in my little place way down at the bottom of the world, I will be thinking of the beautiful Ukraine people; my heart whispering prayers to God......even stitch a little. Who knows, perhaps by next Sunday there will be a little more of my quilt stitched to prattle on about. Sending you all a little love on this very strange Sunday♡
Until the next time.......
Linking up this week to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching