Yet home life has been completely overwhelming. My daughter is back in the hospital for the long-term. My middle son is in long-term treatment now. Both entered on Thursday, not originally planned that way, but necessary for health safety.
I feel like I was sucked into a tornado repeatedly and spit out. So my time for quilting has been almost nil.
However! I mastered the y-seam! Whenever I had a moment, I watched short YouTube videos on y-seam sewing methods. Then I used my new fabulous diamond acrylic template to cut out some beautiful purple batiks that I got from my monthly www.fatquartershop.com fat quarter batik club. And I did it! Twice!
This inspired me to make a quilt for the little boy that my son had treatment respite with. The kid is in foster care, has bounced around because of his severe mental illnesses making him very challenging to care for safely. He is full of exuberance and I can still see a glimmer of light in him that the horrific abuse he experienced was not able to extinguish. Those are the black, red, and gray fabrics you see. I will make a traditional Native star quilt.
The last pic is me and my son at lunch, right before he entered long-term treatment. My brave little ogichidaa (warrior).