Thursday, October 15, 2020
This week has reminded me of those moments when Robin and I were standing at the top of a Black Diamond Run on Mt. Bachelor...wondering how the heck did we get here and how do we get down?! Fear, Exhilaration, Awe...and, in the end we felt powerful.
Yesterday, I had a full day of grandson love...he is such an easy kid and at this age is full of ideas. I remembered that in our storage room was a stroller bike that our older grandson used and so G brought if up and off we went to the Farmer's Market! Everyone wanted a ride and were so enchanted that they waved, talked and engaged with my grandson in a way that I hadn't experienced in months. With masks on we tend to not make eye contact and just walk by...like a whole society of "only" people. But, put a cute kid in a mask on a stroller trike and everyone's eyes lit up...they all talked to him...and I remembered what it was like in 2019.
I never know what cup G is going to pick for morning coffee but today's is perfect for another trip to Acorn's and Thread!!! I got a message from my friend Becca that I had better call and reserve my coupon book...well....I thought better yet was to visit them during their open house...after all, I have to find something I know it! So, I THINK it will be a WILD day at Acorns and Threads!!!
I got an email from French General showing the Swoon BOM that I signed up for which starts in March 2021! I knew that emotionally I would need something to look forward to in 2021...something exciting, different and challenging...come on...what is not to love! If you want to join me on this journey just click here! French General 2021 BOM
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday that is filled with moments of exhilaration, awe and stitching!
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
I am working hard on keeping a stiff upper lip, facing the sun and letting the difficult parts of the week pass through my heart quickly! Today I thought I would share with you some of the highlights.
When we met our older son and DIL for a outdoor chit chat we were the only ones on the covered patio, even the 3 singing Caballeros were wearing masks, lol
Last night G and I weren't that hungry so he whipped up a veggie tofu scramble and the colors were so pretty :)
When I was at Monticello's I saw this display and fell in love with it...I still have my mom's sewing scissors which she used to make all our clothes...perfect for The Bee Hive!
At Pioneer Quilts there was so much to love...
but this thread pouch was hysterical!
...and what is not to love about a Buttermilk Basin
project and they had huge variety of them!
Looking forward to a better today...how about you!
Thursday, October 8, 2020
The Portland Art Museum is spot on...
Although G may seem to be uncomfortable around newborns I know his secret...as a stay at home dad with out youngest he rocked. And, his calm demeanor seems to be the perfect spot to just hang out.
The season is definitely changing and I don't know about you but I am so ready for it! On a variety of different levels!!! Maybe that is what I love about quilting and stitching is we can embrace a new day, a new start anytime the soul needs a change. I am going to enjoy the brilliance of Fall, the crisp air, hopefully clear skies...but, I have to admit I am going to enjoy the short winter days where I can burrow in the Bee Hive and create.
Have a wonderful Fall Day...
May the sun warm your face,
the fresh crisp air fill your senses and,
your heart know that Love Rules.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
The one thing that has no limitation are dreams...in my dreams I am not wearing a mask, I am hugging every person I meet and I am jumping on public transportation without a care in the world. I walk the streets I want to walk because the barriers are down...I eat at my favorite restaurants...I attend ALL the retreats!!! My grandchildren can all play in one room...squeal, laugh, cry and be the children of 2019...oh yes, I am dreaming...just a little dream.
I make new dreams that fit all the guidelines and what I realize is...
there is still beauty in my dreams.
Farmer's Market still smell good...
the veggies and flowers have beautiful colors
Grandparent's hearts are large enough to fit another
My dreams may be different now...
but the constant is love.