November 12, 2010

Resume Transmission

 I have been struggling with what to say about this past month. This incredible month. A month of extremes. Desert, ocean. Sorrow, delight. Loneliness, togetherness.



This month had a lot of questions and airplanes.
This month had little sewing or cooking. 

  
This month was expensive, precious and insightful.


I've done almost no sewing, and I'm uncharacteristically OK with that. This month helped me remember to be where I am. To do the things that need doing, and to let everything else go. It made me remember to try to stay open to the beauty in each moment. We will never be this young again. We don't know how much time we have left with any of our loved ones. Our children will grow faster than we realize.

Thank you for all the kind words, emails, thoughts. You gave me a soft place to land and now that we're settling back into home life, it will be good to get the blog back up and running again. See you soon!

13 comments:

theodora said...

We all need time off to spend soley with the people most dear to us,glad to see you back and I must say your free motion quilting posts have been most helpfull for me,I have been able to master most of the patterns and I also scribbled some of my own to try ,thank you

Arantxa puntadas said...

Un poco de relax nos ayuda a valorar la vida y a los que tenemos al lado, pero creo que también es muy importante tener objetivos y sobre todo si nos gusta lo que hacemos. Lo que haces es precioso, te sigo muy a menudo y me encantan tus acolchados. Tómete un respiro pero sigue acolchando que seguro que también te da muchas satifacciones. I hope you can translate this comment. Lots of kises.

Suzanne said...

Good morning and welcome back. Just yesterday (I promise I'm not making this up), I was quilting straight lines and you popped into my head. I started to reflect on all of your designs and my need to create a quilt journal. I hope you have an easy and gentle transition as you settle in again.

Gene Black said...

You must have caught my thoughts last night as I wondered what was going on with you. We all need "being time" occasionally. No need for apologies.

Elsa said...

I was just talking about you the other day to another instructor ... how lovely all your designs are and what a great teacher you are!
Hope you still take the time you need to find your balance ...
elsa

Terriaw said...

sounds like quite an amazing month. What can you say? I love what you said in the pictures you shared with us. Happy to see you back!

Quilting Mom said...

Welcome Back! I guess life just is what it is...Sometimes you just have to step back and count your blessings.

Creative Mom said...

There are some things that are hard to put into words or hard to convey the emotions we experience, you have done a beautiful job. Welcome back.

Kay Lynne said...

Your pictures are very sweet. Sometimes in life you have to slow down and let your heart take a picture :)

Jeane said...

Welcome back. I have been checking on you and happy to hear you took time for you! It is important to keep life balanced. I look forward to new features on your blog and maybe some more FM tips?
samhashouse@yahoo.com

Fat Chick Design said...

Big Hugs Christina
Bonnie
:)
xx

Sand and Sunshine said...

Good to have you back.

Mama Pea said...

Glad you are back. Missed you. Hope everything is okay. Sometimes you just need to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Always good to have a priority check! Hugs. Stephanie

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