Friday, August 19, 2011

Fullness of life :)

My mom had surgery for a really yucky infection in her original tumor site this morning. She made it through and I just wanted to post some pretty pictures. I love that people are so generous with their lives on Flickr. They post pretty things that either spark me creatively, emotionally, or just give my eyes a little joyride.

I love making mosaics... and then sitting and looking at them when I need a little pick me up. I appreciate all of your thoughts and comments the past months, and acknowledge that my responses have been spotty at best. Every one of them I have read and taken some comfort from. Between Cancer, infections, planning trips to Hawaii, and those three gorgeous and ACTIVE kids of mine--- time is FULL. Life is very full. I was looking across the room the other day at Big Daddy and just thinking that I am glad that when there is an ebb in the fullness of life right now, we will still have each other. We still will have laughter, a messy house, and love. Maybe I don't like the messy house, but it comes with the other two SO I WILL TAKE IT!

I just want to get to September and take my mom to Hawaii. I really do.

I am thankful right now for a resilient spirit. At this moment I know that I will not be given more than I can handle, but that it takes me a moment to find my legs to stand. I know that I am able to laugh and cry-- sometimes simultaneously... and then go and fold some laundry so that we can all have clean clothes.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Working small... perhaps for the LAST time!

This little quilty has been making me work and work. It is leaving tomorrow for my DQS#11 partner-- are they stateside or are they cross the sea-- you won't know until they get it! I have to say that it is looking pretty sweet right now (after I finished the quilting and binding.) Man, if I put the energy in to one of my regular size quilts that I put in to this one--- maybe I need to do just that and hang up the swap hat for a while and make some human size quilts.

If you want to check up on the other stuff I have been up to this week-- Yup, we had a flash mob quilt show. It was pretty fun. I'd do it again. You should stage one too.

Monday, August 08, 2011

a little sand, a little sun, a little fun...

We are at the beach for a bit of fun. Big Daddy's cousins came out from the Midwest for their first taste of the Pacific. Thank you Oregon coast gods for giving us such a beautiful day yesterday! Man, kids sure do like sand. I also had forgotten the joy of flying a kite.

I needed that.