Monday, November 03, 2014

Yay, a new quilt top.

We  had out monthly quilting day. It was a more a retreat this time. The ladies did Friday night, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. I picked out some batiks to use and I love it. I'm not sure what to do with this quilt, it's about a twin size quilt.. The pattern is called Twenty Turns.



Sunday, November 02, 2014

The hollowness I feel some days.
You'll never know how much I miss you.
There are so many things that I wish I could change.




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Drowning by Jassy DeJong Review


I was asked to provide a review by Astor+Blue on the book Drowing by Jassy De Jong. I love reading and was thrilled to be asked to give a review.

I got copy for my kindle and jumped in right away one Friday evening. I didn't stop until I finished at 1 am. The book grabbed me right away with it's mysterious and complex characters. The story moved along quickly and at times had my heart racing with the sex scenes!

The story begins with Erin, a photographer waking up in a strange place after having almost died in a terrible accident that leaves her stranded on one side of a river with a handsome Nicholas, her rescuer. On the other side of the river, who she is desperately trying to get back to is her husband who was in a separate car on their journey to a photo shoot.

Erin is drawn to her rescuer and he drops her a proposal no sane woman would turn down! The book is steamy and sensual with beautiful images and scenery of the African outback!

Get your copy here:
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Many Directions

I feel myself pulled in many directions lately. I've been nesting...hibernating...I don't know what you call it but I've been sticking close to home. This summer after our ladies weekend away I ended up smoking again and did all summer. I felt the need to give it up. Most of the ladies in my circle smoke as well, so I've been avoiding the social side of things for a good month.

More and more I'm being pulled in the direction of writing. The problem is that I struggle with this, finding the time and energy to actually sit down and write and what do I write about? So I'm really want to work on that.

Quilting has really become a passion for me and I'm very happy with that but also time constraints are the worst. I've taken a short computer course at the local college. It is helping me go in the design direction I want to go in. Small steps.

I'm really focused on being Mom right now and supporting my family by being there. I feel like it's important always and sometimes I neglect my time with the boys being doing my thing. My boys are high energy and the introvert in me likes my down time. I've learned my lesson long ago to avoid or limit my time with energy suckers. So doing physical activity with the boys is a huge thing for use, walking each night. It also benefits our pooch. She's also high energy.

We've been dong a lot of from scratch cooking and I've been making bread and baked goods for my boys. Getting good nutrition is awesome for them.

My honey and I have been closer than ever, really connecting on an intimate and intellectual level. All this time at home has really been beneficial for all of us.

On that note, I have been neglecting my other exercise. Doing yoga and walking are good but I miss the high intensity of the gym that I was doing for so long. I really have been too sporadic since June and it's not enough, I can feel my emotions/moods shifting to the dark place at times and I don't feel as strong so I'm putting myself back on routine tomorrow morning. I'm actually looking for ward to the sweat! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Breathe

In the last year I've really learned to focus on myself. I breath as often as I can, not just usual everyday breath but deep soul penetrating breaths.

I become focused.

I become whole.

Breathe

My focus lately has been on my husband.

Connecting on that deeper level again.

Too often we go on with life everyday focused on the frenzied life of being the parents of three creative and boisterous boys.

Breathe.

We have started a new thing with the boys, in working toward meditation we are breathing together. Just a few minutes at the beginning of the day.

We will see what this brings.