Monday, September 24, 2012

This is Ridiculous!

Ok, forgive the fact that not all the fabrics are ironed on this little project. It is a baby quilt for a co -worker aka the boss who unexpectedly got word that her baby she has waited 8 years for had finally arrived, which left me in charge! She adopted a sweet baby boy. As a mother myself I understand her utter joy and I am absolutely thrilled for her, but that means a lot more for me to navigate through at work. Personally I have felt that my creative time has been so severely cut as of late and I am really sad about it, not to mention a bit overwhelmed by the fact that I have so many bloomin' projects! One thing about being a creative type is that the ideas are endless and the mind moves quicker then the hands!
So, I look around me and see:

More quilts to be stitched....

This is part of a project for myself and the future...too much to explain now....

embroidery waiting....

.... the Grandmother quilt, 

books to read....
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crochet to finish...

So, you get the the mean time, I have children to run from here and there and a house to keep up and Oh did I mention (continue to) paint too! Winter is setting in and I have a deck that needs painting as well!

There are so many more projects I am not even showing!!!
You get where this is going?

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My daughter Sarah is playing soccer this year (the picture above is from last year) Somehow, I magically forget my camera when it is game time...ugh!
Needless to say between practices and game time I am running along with other moms to pick-up and drop-off kids.

I have contemplated getting rid of my blog, facebook, etc. because it can seem overwhelming at times,
but this little corner is so dear to me because of all the special connections.  So, I am busy now and I may not post everyday, but I am here. 

My big word for this year is FOCUS and I need to remember to breathe!
So I will take a deep breath and keep going....
Have a great week!


  1. sounds like you are busy with some wonderful projects and life...enjoy.

  2. the future is always like that, too much to explain...

  3. Hi deanna,

    I know...gratitude is something that I remind myself of too!
    There is a time and season for everything, right?
    Will try to enjoy the little moments : )

  4. Hi Jude,

    it is big....
    speaking of future, I hope at some point???? I can take another class of yours : )

  5. I was worried you were going to say you were closing shop and I'm so happy you're not because you are one of my lights here in cyberspace. The projects will be there when you have time again -- they never get mad at you or hold a grudge for ignoring them, sort of like dogs. ;) xo

    1. What a very nice comment Peggy...and I agree :)

  6. Hi Peggy,

    You gave me a good laugh : )
    You are right, projects will be there waiting and thank you for your
    kind words. I feel the same about you! <3 xo

  7. Hi Nancy,

    That was a nice comment : )
    and thank you! xo

  8. oh, i know! lately i have felt that getting the words/ideas to come out to be such an effort, taking so much time and energy that don't exist...keep telling myself...someday. we can only do what we can & that should be fine enough.

    lovely projects going along (or not) here.

  9. Hi Handstories,

    I just read the sweet post of yours about the children and stitching : )
    I guess we are all busy with so much. The good news... whatever projects
    we have going will be there waiting for us!

    Thank you <3

  10. Hello busy Marie :) I can totally relate to all you wrote about many projects and not enough time to go on with them. Things will happen in their own time, won't they ? Please do not leave this soulful nest, your blog. It is such an inspiring and welcoming place to sit, meet, read, watch and imagine. I wish you a happy Autum with quiet nooks where time will stop for you. Lovely quilts you are working on.

  11. Thank you so much Isabelle....You write such beautiful words : )
    You are right...there will be time at some point to do all the fun creative
    stuff. <3 <3 <3