The Log Cabin top is assembled. There are brief instructions on my website including how I used the GO die to cut my log cabin blocks. 

It feels wrong to go about my life as if I hadn’t just experienced the disbelief of America choosing a president who spewed hatred and bigotry but my sewing room is my sanctuary – it’s where I’ve been all last week wrapped in my grief at the loss of my sister-in-law and it’s where I’ll go as I try to come to terms with what just happened. 

14 thoughts on “Assembled

  1. Kelly Meyers

    I’m right there with you. I haven’t had the tv on or looked online all day. It was hard enough to tell my kids this morning. My 12 year old has been worried and keeps asking if he’ll really build a wall. She’s so sweet and said “what if people need our help? Will we not help them?” I’m looking at all things quilty today and planning some winter projects to keep my mind off the news. I’m not looking forward to thanksgiving either as I’m the “black sheep” (Dem) and do not think I can sit thru any politically charged conversations.

  2. grace thorne

    there are many who are struggling and feel that same old same old isn’t working for the majority of middle class and working poor…you don’t seem to be in either of those groups so i can understand your perplexity…they see their jobs outsourced, taken by illegals and grasp at anything or anyone who promises better…only time will tell if the promises materialize…

  3. Laura Haynes

    Love the breadth of color in your neutrals, and the evident contrast with your jewel tone darks. Your choices always appeal to me and I learn so much about color and contrast from you thank you for continuing to share with us.

  4. Karen

    Don’t people realize WE THE PEOPLE have spoken. We want decency, honor, right to life, respect for Constitution, our flag, our laws, our citizens to be restored. Pray for God to help Trump accomplish that.

  5. Shirley

    I concur with you completely. Just realized this morning that I will be hearing about this man everyday for the next four years! Have to have faith in our forefathers that the government they set into place is greater than one person and will see us through. Quilting and knitting are soothing balms right now.

  6. Ronda

    I am in shock along with everyone else. How can this person be elected as President of our country when he is being taken to court for all the illegal things he’s done? Not to mention the hatred and bigotry and demeaning of women and other’s he thinks he’s better than. As far as your sister-in-law’s death, if it were me that had passed, I would not want my loved ones to stop doing what they love or to be so afraid to laugh or have fun. I would want them to enjoy what life they have left and remember the good times we shared while I was here on this earth with them.

  7. Carole S.

    Mollie, belated condolences on the loss of your sister-in-law. Clearly, she was a very good person, and this is a great loss.

    Whole lots of us are right there with you on the election results. What we can’t do is permit this to turn us against each other. If anything will bring this nation down, it’s division. I can only hope that people see the light, and that there are enough advisors behind him to clamp a filter on his mouth and keep this country whole.

  8. Cindy

    I feel so sad, how could this happen in America. I understand wanting change, but to turn over the highest office to someone with absolutely no experience of any kind, being a bad wealthy business man doesn’t count. And the awful things that came out his mouth, unbelievable.

  9. Sandi

    This is what I also did yesterday, went into my sewing room and started a new quilt. I spoke with two friends on FB, one was going home to make a necklace and the other was going to his shop to do woodworking. I was surprised and even more so when I read your note, I had thought I was the only one. I guess doing something creative gets us past our worry and grief. Something I had not thought about before.

  10. Bridget

    As I will be one of the people who has to explain to the callers why they no longer have health care coverage, how do you tell them they brought it on themselves> and they are already, yes, the working poor…and none of this is my idea…Does nobody understand that change can be good or BAD??????

  11. Mary

    I lost my sister-in-law a few years ago and then her husband, my brother, two years ago. I remember the smiles, the laughter, teasing, and love shown over 50+ years. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    On the otherr subject I feel so betrayed – like someone’s soul/heart was bared and yet they weren’t believed. I have tried not to think about him and when something is said, I am silent. If they didn’t hear him before, they won’t hear me now. I was hopeful about the future that we would keep taking baby steps and learn to work with each other again. Now I fear Jan. 21st and what it will bring. I will turn to God and pray that others in power will not be afraid to say, “No.”

  12. Louverna

    I am setting here reading all the negative remarks about the election. You would think the world is coming to an end. Now, you know what a LOT of us thought eight years ago when Barack O was elected. As he was elected President, WE ‘sucked it up and moved on.’ The world didn’t come to an end, and now we, the people, elected someone who we think will do something for the ‘little people’ of our nation, our Veterans, people without jobs, etc.
    Yes, I am a 74 yr old registered Democrat, and always have been. Being a Christian, I could not vote for a woman who would approve of partial-birth abortion by sticking a needle in a baby’s neck and kill it right before it’s born. GOD is in charge of everything! He made us, this world, and if we keep our eyes on Him, and only Him, for our guidance, we will be fine.

  13. Denise in PA

    Mary, I’m feeling your feelings exactly…I think recently having had a tremendous loss in my immediate family (as you have and I was so sad to hear about your sister-in-law), makes this even harder to deal with emotionally. My sewing room is a sanctuary for me too for which I am very grateful (because I thought maybe I’d lose that joy in sewing). Hugs

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