Thursday, August 07, 2014

New Year's Mystery Quilt

I didn't get around to making this one until a couple of months ago. I just started the Spring Mystery quilt last week and I'm almost done the top. This NE mystery quilt was a lot of fun to make with my first time making the flying geese. This one was for Kale and I did my own quilting with my newish darning foot for the machine. It's will take more practice to really get the hang of getting the stippling right and good. But I'm please with this one. I have a few more tops to put together and I've decided that I'm going to sell a a few when I get them done. Right now the spring quilt I'm working on is mostly blue. Might be a picture >>>> in my instagram photos.




I feel like I've been playing catch up with my life. I've been purging and cleaning and the more I do it the more energy I have.
It's like I've been holding on the past and now that I'm more secure in myself, the less I need things. The more I can let go.
Books are the hardest for me to part with but I've have let go of several boxes over the years.
I feel pulled to create, making quilts has become my new go to besides reading or writing.
Writing is pulling me, I feel the need but I'm not quite there yet.
I've had the last two months off work and I've not stayed on track with exercise and eating right. I did okay and this week I start back to the gym and also eating healthy, getting my probiotics in.


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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

30/52

On our way back home from a trip.









Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday

Did a quick trip to the city. The boys are all set for school now. Mica has some dental work done and it went great and my Mickey ended up with stitches again, 3rd time this summer. He has to stop trying tricks and climbing trees. Poor guy, I hate to see him in pain.

It's time to head back to the gym, I've had two months off. I even returned my key. I'm going to concentrate on getting there 3 mornings a week starting Monday morning. Husband thinks I'll sleep in since we've been sleeping in so much. I have taken an extra two weeks holiday, so I'm still off for another 3 weeks. So happy and grateful for this time.

Only thing is we missed most of the Gathering this year. I'm hope we'll get down there tomorrow for the last day but we'll see.

I thought that me being off that I would be in town a lot and I haven't really. We've spent a lot of time at home cleaning and organizing. I've been purging a lot and just taking things to the free store or not hesitating in throwing out things that are broken. I'm downsizing and selling some furniture that take up room. There is so much that I don't need and if ever the day comes when we do leave, move, or whatever there will be much less to sell or move.

I've been missing Dad the last week. I had a good cry for him and it's been awhile since I missed him that much. I miss others too lately. The more I get back to myself, the more I miss what was and the good times. I remember them fondly.

There really is nothing I can do to change anything. I wish that there was.