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Yesterday was one of those beautiful fall days that I wanted to be outside. Not working in the yard but enjoying and sitting. I gathered some hand sewing and a cup of coffee and went outside and sat on the deck to do just that. It turned out just like I expected it would, I was able to spend some time alone on a beautiful day enjoying the breeze and the sunshine. This morning started out differently. It's overcast and has the potential to rain. My coffee pot has been on the fritz and this morning I was not getting my singleserving of coffee made with ease. You know how it is when you just want to go through the motions and move along with your routine without interruption.
Not to be for me, I had to take a detour if I wanted to get that cup of coffee. After starts and fixes I did get my cup of coffee but I am out of sorts by the time I came to my quiet area to enjoy it and welcome the day. So now I'm sitting here trying to get back into the groove of that routine, where I sort of ease into the day and not feel like I started it with problem-solving. I've noticed a few people's routines proceeding normally, at least it seems to me. I heard the dull sound of a moped engine roaring by a few minutes ago. Downstairs I hear the sound of the hair dryer as my husband is finishing up his routine. Outside the window I hear crows cawing and see nothing but stillness in the wooded area behind our home. Slowly slowly I am leaving the frustrations behind and finding my way back to the early-morning quiet and time for reflection. It's been difficult not to get carried away with aggravation and frustration and have it spillover into my morning or even into my full day. But even though my day did not began just as I wanted, I'm trying to switch gears so that's the way my day turns out in the end. Just as I Wanted.
Today we remember, grieve, and pray for all who perished in the attacks on 9/11.
I have visited the memorials at the Pentagon and in Shanksville Pennsylvania. I am planning to visit the new memorial in New York City in October. If you ever have the opportunity I highly recommend visiting these sites.