I think there are times when it is GREAT to be able to be alone and to de-stress by throwing myself into a project.
As much as I love being out there and doing, doing, doing, sometimes I just have to go into AWAY FROM IT ALL mode to re-charge.
I’ve enjoyed my time with the guild here, we had an awesome Spider Web workshop today ((pictures to come later!)) and a great dinner out at a Hungarian place. Tomorrow is a Pineapple Blossom workshop, and we are full to the gills with quilters coming from as far as Ohio, and other places. I know tomorrow will be such a great experience too ---
But last night after dinner, this morning before going to the workshop, and this evening…..my focus has been SO SIMPLE!
I’m all set up and I’m having a Solitary Retreat. It even includes a free breakfast downstairs, and I even got in 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer this morning ---but most of all-- I’M SEWING!
Yes, see that pic? About a trilion-gazillion half square triangles have met their match! To be able to sew like this without even having to have a CONVERSATION with ANYONE is just so nice! Like a self imposed vow of silence, this time belongs to me.
I’m SEWING ---With no distractions. With whatever I want on the TV…….I’ve watched many episodes of NCIS, and tonight’s feature….”He’s Just Not That Into You”…..FUNNY MOVIE!
And I’m alone with my own thoughts, my own plotting and planning and reflecting and just “being.”
And I know this is not a very newsy informative exciting post, but it is just what I needed to remind myself that sometimes even being away from home can be set aside as a time for “ME.”
Gotta get back to the triangles….