I woke up this morning to over 500 comments on yesterday’s post.
More than FIVE HUNDRED of you took the time to share with me your feelings.
You lifted me, you cried with me, you understood where my heart was hurting.
I am so grateful.
I think there comes a time where we just reach “empty” and run out of gas. I have felt this approaching for a while now, but the comments that came on Tuesday were just the very last straw in a long line of things that have drained me.
A good friend and I had a long conversation while in Houston, and the one thing I learned from her was that “Some people are just BROKEN.”
When people are passive/aggressive, when they turn your words around to mean something else, or leave out facts to turn others’ perception of you to their own advantage, it might seem like they are personally attacking YOU, but it really isn’t you. It’s them. They are broken, and rather than trying to accept their own responsibility for their actions, they have to place the blame on someone. Or lash out at someone.
If I feel offended, they win. But if I can imagine them as broken, my heart can care about them more than myself, and wish them to find a way to heal their hurts so they aren’t destroying more relationships through their own brokenness.
Gratitude does conquer hurt. And for you I am so grateful!
Landing in Atlanta.
Even though the sky may be black with clouds, there is sunshine above!
The camera couldn’t capture the brilliance of the yellow orange of sun setting as we landed in Atlanta…the sky was dark with clouds, but there on the edge….the very edge..the sunset shone through.
There is a life lesson in this, I just can’t put it into words right now.
THIS happened yesterday.
Our flight didn’t leave Greensboro until late afternoon, so I spent the day getting box #17 out the door.
It is at this point that I have to tell you that we are OUT of Essential Triangle Tools. More are on their way and expected in the next few weeks. I did give you a heads up that this would happen, and though I feel for those who have to wait, I am amazed that we got all the way up to November 19th’s invoices before we ran out.
Reminder – Small Print!
While I feel for those who have to wait, this is a recap of what the item description is in the Quiltville Store. We are STILL in pre-order status and items will ship when items are in house as stated plainly in the item description. Multiple items will ship together in one package.
The manufacturing process is out of my hands, and I am anxious for more tools to arrive too, but while we wait, let’s quilt!
We have moved 3500 Essential Triangle Tools out of my dining room since they first became available in October! That is an amazing amount and I thank you so much for making this release so popular. I want this to be a tool that we use again and again and again and again.
Amazon is STILL back-ordered with an availability date of March/April. So I am asking for your patience in waiting with me. I’ll still get them in stock and to you long before you can get them anywhere else.
When I get home, I will cherry-pick through the remaining invoices shipping out everything that does NOT include an Essential Triangle Tool in the order.
If this leaves you behind in the mystery, I am sorry. Remember, we made it all the way up to Nov 19, just FIVE DAYS AGO before we ran out.
My suggestion would be to do a few of the units with alternate methods, and set them aside until the tools arrive and you can go back and complete the rest of them with the tools.
On the plane to Key Largo!
Hexie corner growing!
I started at the long side of the corner fill-in triangle and my rows are getting shorter and shorter! I won’t finish it on THIS trip, but rows are getting quicker and quicker to stitch. SO anxious to have this done!
This morning’s breeze in the palm trees!
We arrived at our destination last night about midnight.
The hubster has scuba courses this morning and this afternoon – but there will be time for Turkey Dinner out this evening.
I have time to myself to finish a certain binding, and put the finishing touches on En Provence, part 1 – which goes LIVE tomorrow!
I only brought handwork this trip – I’ve also got to update the website with workshops from Addicted to Scraps added to the line up for this upcoming year.
Working on Thanksgiving? Well, sort of. Because when I get home I want my slate CLEAR so I can sew my brains out.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Quilt found in North Carolina.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my USA friends and family! I am thankful and grateful for your friendship and encouragement. I've been saving this vintage goblets quilt for quite a while not knowing when it would be a good time to post a quilt with wine glasses on it!
Today I raise my glass to toast you - thank you for adding so much to my life!