I chuckled on and off all day yesterday thinking about the blog post I shared with you. She writes a humorous column for a Houston paper and I think it is awesome that she doesn't take herself too seriously. Going back through some of the posts, she is a real person with real problems--she battles with anxiety. It really made me reflect....people used to tell me how funny I was all the time. My kids are funny. So, what happened? I think life got in the way and I started taking everything way too seriously. Everyone has issues they deal with on a daily basis. How we deal with those issues really affects our happiness. As I have been on my little hiatus, I am starting to rekindle my joy. I know it sounds cliche, but I have been enjoying little things more. i.e. birds singing, smelling fresh air, running my fingers through soil. I hope I can hold onto this happiness I am experiencing right now....
Here are the quilts I have been working on with the longarms.....I'm enjoying watching them come to life. The Hunter's Star was hand-pieced, so I'm definitely seeing an awesome stencil in the alternate blocks. I'm toying with whether to use varigated thread. Part of me sees it as really *popping*, but I don't want to take away from the piecing.... what do YOU think? BTW, these Hunter's Star blocks are 4".
The Civil War Tribute Quilt is one I have also *ahem* started. It has really kicked me in the keister to get it back out. I put it away when I started hearing the horror stories of all of the mistakes. It is a HUGE quilt, but just look how stunning hers turned out!!!
We are off to see the kids today, since we were out of town for Father's Day. I can only imagine what kind of surprise they have going....wish me luck!