Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chasing my tail...

Peeks of a new project... a tutorial in the works perhaps
The neighborhood is getting some closure (I'm a-gonna quilt it, yes I am!),
Afternoon sun shining, shining those winter blahs away.

and these... I am just getting LOST on flickr so much lately. The eye candy there has been eating up time that I could be using for my beauty sleep.

At the end of a week, I wonder where all the time in the days goes to. The children, our home, take up a lot of it, but also the back of my mind is processing something, some kind of change of self, of my sense of my self. A shift in how I have been thinking of things, of time, and of what I am capable of. It isn't just one thing, but a bunch of things that have occurred over the past year(s). Seeing the children growing and striving, mortality, doing things that I have thought were REALLY scary... these are all changing me. They probably have always been changing me, but I feel like I am coming up to one of those HUGE developmental jumps that kids have, like when you learn to walk or talk. It feels kind of weird, kinda good, but also weird. I wonder what it will be, and who I will be.

I read a quote today on a "new to me" blog and I like it, I like a lot.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." ~Theodore Roosevelt

It resonates with where I am today and truthfully how I want to live. The last few months have been "interesting", a contrast in sorrow and wonderfulness. I have been trying to just see what the day will bring, and also to make myself available to the opportunities that might come along. It is kinda working. The less tightly I am squeezing something, the more I am able to see how it is able to unfurl, and then what to make of it.
Well, it makes sense to me.

Be careful of what you find on flickr... a picture of a collection of red objects could change the way you look at the world, or not
JMB

6 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Great quote. works for life and quilts! I also love your little houses... how very fabulous!

emily ruth said...

i love your words...
(& i love you :)

Denise said...

I love your neighborhood quilt, nicely done!

*karendianne. said...

Nice to meet you. Great blog. I'm a friend of Diane's and thought... well any friends of Diane's is a friend of mine! *karendianne.

libbyquilter said...

have just been over to Persnickety's blog and had to come and tell you how great i thought the chicken/quilt photos were~!

i'm glad to have discovered you and may have to take a quick peek around . . .

:-)
libbyQ

libbyquilter said...

oooops~! forgot to say that the neighborhood quilt is so very cute~! love working in the liberated style myself.

:-)
libbyQ