February 28, 2008

A teeny bit of stitchin


Life after grad school is rough, lemme tell ya. In some ways I brought it on myself. I took a job as the sole clinician in a busy family planning clinic. It's been a big adjustment. I doubt myself constantly every day. I worry about my patients. At the end of the day I feel totally drained. Or worse, last night found me having a good half-hour cry about it all. Every nurse practitioner I know says the same thing: "It'll pass".

I think about quilting constantly but it's hard to do any during the week and still get an occasional workout, dinner with a friend, home-cooked meals and winning the war on dishes. I pulled out a bunch of strips from my scrap bag a week ago and organized them by color themes. I like having something to sit down and stitch together at the end of the night, even for five minutes, to feel like I'm sewing something.

3 comments:

Pam said...

Your string quilting idea is wonderful - so liberating. I like your idea of using it up. I love string quilts because they are scrap quilts at their best. Isn't Gwen Marston great? So you have a stash, or do you sew all your pieces up as you get them? Do i see some purple in there?

Christina said...

I agree Pam, and when you use up your scraps there is a randomness and variety that you just can't fake! I have a stash of fat quarter fabrics and a bag of scraps. I think I prefer the bag!

Meg said...

Even a teeny bit is good---it helps to keep some balance in your days---and those little strings are wonderful! Hope the job stress calms down as you acclimate.

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