Sunday, 20 January 2013

I am a Slasher !

Sometimes Life has this horrid habit of slipping a lemon or two in a lovely box of chocolates. Just when you are heady with the taste of something so sinfully yummy and are enjoying it in all its gooeyness and mush, you bite into this wedge of bitter sour lemon and all your senses are thrown out of gear with a mighty jolt ! You are angry, you are hurt and you want to kill someone. Don't. Kill, that is. Slash.

I got a lemon slipped to me yesterday. Or was it two? They say hold your words when you are hurt or angry, for words are like arrows and can't be retrieved to the quiver once shot. So I decided to put my arrows aside and get slashing instead !!

As part of the fun QALs on Desi Quilters, Vanita is doing a Faux Chenille QAL and I thought it was just the thing for my mood right then. There is nothing more meditative than sewing rows and rows (and rows and rows) of parallel lines. It soothes your nerves and helps sort out the things that matter from the garbage in your head. With every line, you sew down whats important in your life..

 ..and then you get out the blades !! Slash ! Slash ! Slash ! Slash away at all the hurt and the anger....

....and voila, you have back your calm mind and a lovely bit of Chenille to boot !

So, go ahead and slash people ! No, no, I mean, go ahead, and slash, people ! It has enormous therapeutic side benefits :-)


  1. :-D Difficult to decide what I enjoyed more - the blog or the quilting!

  2. Hi, Tina. You started out with a lovely piece of fabric and made it even more interesting. I enjoyed seeing your technique here. Food for thought.
    best, nadia

  3. Ah, the importance of punctuation, lol! I find that mindless sewing is great therapy, and when you end with something beautiful it's a lovely bonus! (and in sure fabric is cheaper than a therapist)