This is my bliss!
It felt so good to just sit down and sew yesterday –music on Pandora, simply string piecing some neutral units for a project!
Cabin. Home. Solo sewing time. So nice!
When I find myself in the midst of people every day, be it teaching a workshop, giving a lecture, having a blast at two back to back retreats, or even sitting amongst strangers in airports and on planes, I
reach a point where all I want to do is return home.
I need to spend some solo time recharging.
That need for solitude comes at a time when family’s needs are taken care of, everything else has been addressed ---and though it might seem to some as selfish, this is time I need to be alone with my own thoughts, working out my schedule in my head as I feed the pieces through the machine.
Are you like this, too?
Just for a little while! Then I am re-charged and ready rumble!
And so is Sadie! And Beanie!
Mona came over and brought lunch! We had made plans to spend the afternoon together, and while we cut out our projects – no sewing was going on, just dueling rotary cutters kitting up projects –we talked about this need to just be “SOLO” from time to time.
She too had been feeling the same way, having spent the past couple of months up in Ohio dealing with her dad’s illness, helping her mom with being a full time care-giver and she agreed with me. No matter how much we love family, and want to be there, there comes a time where we just need to go off by ourselves and just BE. For ourselves. Not for anyone else. Just to reconnect with our center of being and recharge those batteries so that we can once again step back in to all of the roles that we fill on a daily basis as wife, mom, friend, sister, business owner, etc.
And we had a great afternoon! And the afternoon went into evening as all four of us, and the two dogs enjoyed dinner on the front porch as the sun fell behind the mountains, retiring to the basement afterwards to watch a movie.
Easy living. It was just what I needed!
Binding is all done on Lozenges!
The sleeve is stitched down and so is the label!
I just have to sign it –but I don’t have a pen with me.
Out on the fence up against the woods.
I so love how this turned out – all of those neglected 3 1/2’’ strips getting put to good use!
This was a fun Leader & Ender challenge!
This morning’s walk gave this view!
Quilt-Cam is scheduled for TUESDAY evening – so put a post-it note where you see it OFTEN! 9pm Eastern time. I’m looking forward to some sewing time from the basement with you sewing along with me!
Enjoy a pieceful Sunday, everyone!