I wonder what kept you busy besides completing this awesome quilt of yours. Did you get hot and flustered about grocery shopping? Or were you self producing? Did you have your own chickens rooming around? Did you have your own vegetable patch? I read some where that you were a boarder, but if I remember correctly that was at the end of your life, and not while you were making this quilt. While you were working on the Dear Jane, did you find time for cleaning and cooking? So many questions and so few answers. It is really sad that you didn’t keep a diary. I’m sure that a lot of other Janiacs are also curious about your life.
I’m writing this letter (post) in stages as I do have to do some grocery shopping. I like to get there early, when it is still quiet and only a few people are walking around with their carts. It is the best time. As it is winter, it is dark when I drive to the super market and when I’m done it is light. I’m back from the super market and sitting behind my PC to finish this letter.
Last week not much has been happening except that I found some time to make some more babies. Yes, that is what we call those little blocks of yours. Look how many I have finished so far.
These are the three I completed last week.
E6 – Michelle’s Medley
E8 – Mama’s Maze
E5 - Parcheesi
I’m doing a pink journey at the moment. That is another thing I ponder on. Did you work from the centre outwards to complete the Dear Jane or did you do all the blocks in random order and pieced them together after piecing all 225 blocks?
Writing to you is a nice distraction but I have to do another chore. I have to finish writing a research paper that I’ve been working on for some time. The manuscript has been reviewed by two peer reviewers and we received there comments and we are asked to make some revisions. I’m working towards a deadline as we are resubmitting the manuscript end of this month. Lucky for me, writing to you helps me get into my English state.
If all goes well, I hope to be piecing the sashings this afternoon. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.
Helen, the quiltmaker