Friday, August 24, 2007

Throwing myself into knitting...

....or what I wish WAS my work.

It has been a really tough couple of months. I imagine it will be so for a long while to come, but things are at least starting to get into a routine. Something comforting about a routine. Is that age showing or??????? Anyway, I want to thank you all for the wonderful emails and calls and comments you have bestowed on me. Not only do I have some really wonderful friends here, I have some truly special cyber friends. I feel truly lucky.

Anyway, I have learned a few things over the last few weeks. Things I have had lots of time to mull over...and over......They are all things I already knew and thought I put into practice. Apparently not. We tend to fool ourselves sometimes. Would you like to hear them?

1. I can’t wait to do the things I deem important whether it is to call a loved one or visit the Eiffel Tower. Don’t wait! Life is
not permanent.
2. Tell my loved ones that I love them. Often.
3. Tolerance is far better in the long run than regret.
4. Learn to know the signs of when to intervene. Do not wait!
5. I have learned who my true friends are.
6. Some people just don’t know what to say in the face of tragedy, and that’s ok. Sometimes all a grieving person needs is
for someone to be close by them and hold their hand…..or color their hair….or drive three hours one way for a hug. (You
know who you are).
7. There are some that hold grudges so tightly that it clouds their judgment even in the face of tragedy. Avoid these people
at all costs.
8. Slow down and take more time with family and friends.
9. Usually multi-tasking gets less done.

I know...they sound mundane, probably. Simple minded even. Just a few of my truths.

Enough of the sappy. Here are some things I have been working on over the last couple of weeks. I have thrown myself into my knitting and some quilting again. First, Season of Darkness and Winter Light getting close. I am just finishing the cuffs and will sew it all together and block. I still need to add interfacing and velvet lining....but we will see. The thought of fusible interfacing on my knitting gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Next, a Kaffe Fassett Tumbling Blocks quilt in progress. I am playing with you like the turquoise in there for contrast or not?

And my work spaces.

My little pride and joy.

Finally finished the rainy Day Socks. It is not rainy anymore.