Not literally out of gas.
Figuratively. Emotionally. Physically. Mentally.
I’m running on empty after spending the past 3 weeks on the road and loving every minute of it.
After finishing all of the mail order, and getting the Straits of Mackinac quilt off of the machine, and trimmed up – ready for binding, Sadie and I hit the road and headed for the cabin in Virginia around 2:30pm.
I’ve hit the proverbial brick wall.
This morning I could barely get up out of bed –but the birds started their morning song EARLY and I was up around 6:30 to see what the morning would bring.
I made a little video to share with you the beautiful morning sounds – the running creek below, the birds calling out to each other, the fog and low slung clouds burning off bit by bit as the sun begins to rise over the mountain ridges.
I will recharge my batteries over the next few days.
There is time for napping, for stitching, for taking walks with my girl. For watching the deer from my big windows. (I just spent the last 20 minutes just watching one exploring the yard, finding the salt lick, and nuzzlinlg at some corn from the feeder.)
There is time for rocking chair sitting and book reading and some simple food cooking.
So happy to reach the bottom edge!
But not before THIS happened:
Well yeah. It happens!
I was able to get the binding on last night.
I settled in to do some hand stitching while “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” was on. Oh, how I love this movie! I quote lines from it all the time. Just such a favorite.
Just a bit around one corner. I LOVE IT!
The binding fabric was in a box of gifted fabric, and it says “Joann” on the selvedge. I love it. I am so tired of people poo-pooing “big box” fabric stores and turning up their noses. I look at it this way. If it is 100% cotton, and FEELS GOOD to my hands and it does the job I need it to do, I will use it. This stripe is PERFECT in a 1/4” finished binding.
The key for me is in how the fabric FEELS.
I need it, and so do you!
Vintage quilt found in Alabama.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!