There are so many things that don’t make it here lately, but I’ve been writing to you all in my head.
I can now officially tell you how to watch Jefe take bars off a window, where to not sit while gardening in my yard if you don’t want ants to go up your shorts, and that there are three layers, not one of wallpaper over the plywood used for walls in my kitchen…
In between home, I took a road trip to Walla Walla to do workshops with a wonderful group of ladies. There are good people out there, especially quilters. We had such a great time that they invited me to be the featured artist at their 2015 show.
I totally scored some Catherineholm for nothing while there. Always good when the price matches your budget;)
Coming home to this beautiful beast blooming was the best.
And finally I couldn’t be more pleased than to spend my afternoon getting ready for my class tonight and finally spending some time in my studio (bar free).
Honestly, with the move, no studio, and driving Roan into his old school for the rest of the year (3 hours in the car a day) sewing just hasn’t been happening so much, nor blogging. I’m fully aware that Blogland can be so polished and I have all of these wonderful things going on in my life, but you know that “make the best of times in the worst of times? Well, we’ve got that going on. If you’ve been following my blog over the years you know our family has survived years of kidney failure until a beautiful kidney came our way and breast cancer, and in December my brother-in-law was diagnosed with ALS.
So I’m taking the do what you can approach to my days and trying not to kick myself around when I don’t make it to blogging or other ‘extras.’ I want to leave you today with some words he gave us all that I’ve been trying to embrace. It’s the cut and dry version, but you’ll get the point.
Many people have offered their assistance and “anything they can do.” There is one thing. What I would ask of everyone who cares is that they take this news as an opportunity to take a breath, take stock, gain perspective on their life and use this as a positive catalyst in whatever way works for you. In the wake of this development – life has taken on a certain intensity for me – insert whatever cliché you want here – but basically the value of every moment/day/relationship is magnified.
Instead of just spreading a piece of bad news – my hope is that people can channel this into some kind of positive effect on their own lives. In answering your question of what you can do – that is what you can do. That would be most helpful to me.
I hope you all can gain some positive reflection for the day!
Mine is to make time with friends and family a priority, because it makes me happy:)
P.S. If you haven’t ever watched the documentary Happy, I recommend you do.