Saturday, October 30, 2010

Almost a Finish...

The days tick by faster than I would like…My Google Reader has 900 entries to catch up on. I’m afraid it may not happen. I’m working hard during the day, but I really love it. I’ve decided I’ve got the same 24 hours that everyone else has. It’s my choice how I carve it up and use the time. I pieces just vary day to day.

I finally got that quilt of Eric’s machine quilted. Oh, it was tough. The layers with all of the half square triangles had thread breaking right and left. If the quilt had been for anyone but Eric, I would have drop-kicked it in the yard. I made the binding this afternoon. I feel the need for an evening of “chick flicks” and needle and thread to get the binding finished.

I came home exhausted Wednesday, but rallied early Thursday morning and played in my sewing room an hour before I went to work.

I completed my BOM projects out of wool. I love the pink on the bunny block. Again, I’m a season behind as this is not gardening season. But with life really being a perspective, I keep telling myself I’m ahead of the game and will love this piece come spring.

If I can get this binding done, I’m starting on Christmas projects. I kicked around a shopping trip, but decided I could either shop for quilting or ACTUALLY do some quilting. I’ve really enjoyed my Saturday.

No snow yet, but the leaves are down and the trees are bare. The temps are steady in the forties. Hunting season is almost upon us so the pups and I have to stay out of the woods for safety reasons. The porch has the hammock packed away along with the porch stools.

Something to think about… I read this week that fear –worrying over things you can’t help or control---is a lack of faith. You never need to lose faith…. You may miss out on things because you worry over situations that may or may not happen-- those things you have no control over.  You have to trust that when the time comes you can handle it and dread will not make it any easier. And you just might miss out on something incredible if you sit around contemplating scenarios that probably won't happen.  I think as women and mothers we always just seem to always exercise so much caution....
I'm working on letting go....


Gratitudes:
Phone calls from my kids
Pumpkin Candles
Saturday Afternoons….

12 comments:

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your wool blocks are really very cute.

You are my hero - I admire anyone who can do machine quilting!

And a good message on letting go as well. We are always growing, aren't we.

Darlene said...

I do believe you've had a good week! Love your blocks - glad you're carving out a little time for your quilting, Mel.

I'm a worrier so I have a tendency to fret way too much! Thank you for sharing your insight. :-)

Colleen said...

The blocks are so cute! And very good advice :o) Enjoy your remaining fall... winter will soon be here for both of us. A few nights in the 20's now have made that abundantly clear!

Loris said...

The wool blocks are wonderful! I love the rabbit with the pink too.
Great words on letting go of worry. Very true! Thanks for sharing them.

Caron said...

Isn't it strange when your blog reader finds you behind? After my surgery, I had almost 400 to read, and thought I'd never make it, but I did! Come on over... I'll put the tea on!

Carol said...

Mel...what a wonderful post. Your blocks are just wonderful...and thank you for your inspiration...you're so right as mom's and women we worry way too much...I need to really work on letting go. Thank you!

Stina said...

Love your new blocks made.. and you are so right about everything..:O))

Journeying said...

Your blocks are, of course,great.
Your comments on not letting worry keep us from good things remind me of a very good lesson I heard where the preacher reminded us that just as the Israelits were only to gather enough manna for one day (and when they tried to get more and save it, it spoiled) so Lamentations 3:22-23 remind us that every morning we get a fresh supply of love and mercy - enough for that day. If tomorrow comes, we'll have a new supply given to us.

Joanne said...

Hear! Hear! I learned that a couple of weeks ago -- when you throw up your hands because everything is beyond your control -- that's when you give it to God and you have to have the faith to do that. It brings about peace, believe me.
Love the wool blocks and the porch sign!

bobbie said...

I love reading your post. It gives me inspiration.
Have a great week
Bobbie

Libby said...

Don't look at it as being a season behind . . . you are seasons ahead!

Jane Coslick said...

I think my 24 hours are never enough. I love porches and screen doors and your blog. thanks for stopping by mine and signing up for the cottage book give away