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In Limbo

I don’t know about you, but I will be so happy to have Wednesday, November 5th arrive. I hope to get my life back. I have been on this political adventure for two years. I go from ecstasy to fear, depending on the latest poll that I have read. I have never been so invested in a campaign. For the sake of our country, I hope that our long nightmare is soon to be over. Today, I was looking at a slide show of the Obama family. It made me so happy to see these smiling, loving people who are poised to become our first family. Here is a link.

Mr C just left to take Steph to the airport for her flight to Portland, ME, where she will spend the week with Maria and have a book party and gallery reception out there. She is taking a red-eye. Jack leaves on Wednesday, and I am gearing up to host M & M for the rest of the week — packing lunches, driving to and from school and meeting all the other important needs of two rambunctious kids.

I have been plugging away on the sunrise quilt. I finished quilting it, but I am not really happy with the sky. The fabrics are all silk, under tulle, and I encountered some slippage, but I think I can do some corrective work on it. It is just that I have reached the stage where I want to move on. Maybe I should just let it rest for a while.

Tomorrow morning, I have Columbia Stitchery Guild board meeting. Then I have to do homework for my class. So there goes Monday. Then, we have Tuesday to get through. I’ll make it.

4 Responses to “In Limbo”

  1. Judy says:

    Thanks for the link to the Obama weekend. It brought tears to my eyes! We are right there on the brink of making such monumental history! Kristin called us at 6:45 this morning: she and Dave were in line waiting to vote…it took them TWO hours to get in! I was afraid that she, with a full day of work and classes this evening, wouldn’t make the extra effort, but she did!

    I like your sunrise quilt and bet that it is phenomenal in person with the silks and tulle. But if you’re not happy, I do agree that it is wise to step back from it for a bit, and go on to your next piece. You can always go back, but it’s difficult to fix a boo boo that you’ve made in haste.

    Sounds like you are in for a busy, busy week! Enjoy the grands!


  2. Hi Gerrie,

    I just read on a Dutch news site that a lot of Dutch parliament members have taken position in favor of Obama, thought you would certainly welcome this news! In Miami last week we also met tons of people discussing politics, and little by little I begin to understand the excitement you must be in..
    Hoping that our dreams will come true!


  3. Karoda says:

    Gerrie!!!!!!! I’m so damn excited about tomorrow that I have spells where I just can’t contain myself….finally it is here! I was out and about today in southern Indiana and even there I spoke with strangers who are also buzzing. Yesterday I was able to release the skepticism and I know we’re gonna make this happen…(of course the real work will come in the next 4 years for us all…we must stay the course, just like your ship on the water 😉

  4. KathieB says:

    Getting your life back? I hear you.

    Love how your sunrise piece is progressing.