Maybe it was just that August melancholy that kept me from getting this post up earlier in the day. I tried, this morning, to write it, but the words wouldn't come. I typed, deleted, tried again, stopped, started...and eventually gave up. I wasn't feeling the happy, and couldn't force it.
The whole day has been a bit like that. One step forward, two steps back. But, I have been able to remind myself that the good things remain, even when they are hard to see.
Here are some things that have soothed my anxious soul this week...
Listening to "maker" podcasts as I've worked in the sewing room. Hearing these conversations have made me feel connected to the work I'm doing and to the community we share. I have smiled and laughed and nodded in agreement more times than I can count.
Observing my daughters together. The younger one got up early this morning (6am!) to go running with the older one. It was a quick run, but they came back laughing and high fiving. This week they've worked on their 4-H record books together, played games and shared late night snacks. They have seldom been grumpy with each other. There is so. much. love. I am blessed.
Using and enjoying what we've grown in the garden. We haven't always been good about this, but this year we are making an effort. Lots of fresh stUff in our meals this week, and, tomorrow I will attempt to make pickles!!! Yikes!
And, a few pictures (because, fabric & doughnuts!):
|Getting ready to start piecing on the Facet Plus QAL. Aren't they sooooo pretty? I realized I was a bit short on one of the fabrics, plus, I just really wanted more, so during karate class on Tuesday, I ordered more! Love technology!|
|And my happy mail came today! Sheryl at BrewStitched is so quick and my fabric was packaged so nicely. Happy, happy for sure!!|
|And who can resist a doughnut and coffee. It makes you happy - the cup says so!!!|