Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Where did May disappear too?

It doesn't seem like May should be gone already. The month just began an eye blink ago. Time seems to fly when you're so busy you can't see your backside for the dust.

Today I enjoyed my backyard after a long morning with eye doctor and errands that needed tending. My Rhodies are blooming so beautiful, the birds were singing and the deer came up to the yard. They are so tame they hardly flinch when you move. I know I'm not supposed to feed them but what do you do when they rob the bird feeders?

Tomorrow I need to get busy and start on a major project of organizing/cleaning my sewing room yet again in preparation for some major sewing. I've 2 great grandbabies on the horizon needing quilts. Brooke Jo is due end of September. GGbaby #2 is due in December. Brookes quilt is picked out, fabric purchased, ready to go. I know I've been procrastinating, it's hard to keep my mind together long enough to sit down and sew with all that's been going on the past couple months. How do you sew when you aren't in the mood and do a good job of what your making?
Now the weather is sun shiney, and there's all these things to do outside. No time to sit in the house sewing when the grass grows faster than a speeding bullet, the garden needs tending, there's picnic furniture to get cleaned, the roof needs sweeping and the gutters cleaned. The BBQ needs a power wash and new insides installed.
I don't want to be inside after the long winter of gray skies and rain. I want to take advantage of all the sun and warm temps. A cold glass of beer and an evening out under the umbrella. Up here in my corner of the world sewing is for winter time when the skies are gray and the rain falls steadily for months at a time. A fire in the fireplace, a quilt on my lap, stitching away.
Leaf Seasons is still calling out to be quilted, hanging over the back of the loveseat in waiting. it's been there for some time now and should have been done. It's not a big quilt, a small twin, but there it lays just begging to be taken care of, crying out "quilt me, quilt me". What do you do when your minds miles away and life just gets in the way?
I wish there were more hours in the day to accomplish all the things I want to do but sadly there just aren't. I'm thankful for what I have and those things that I can get done at the same time wishing there was just a wee bit more time in my world right now. Just a few more hours each day, a few less appointments, less time spent in the car going from one place to another, siblings that shared responsibilites of my Mom, more time with my DH and most of all more "ME" time spent on things I want to do for me. At the same time I'm grateful to have good health, a roof over my head, enough to eat, good friends both here on Mavericks and here at home. I'm thankful I'm able to see each morning as I wake up. While life does seem to be in shambles for me lately it does go on and there will be better days coming.


atet said...

Your Rhodies are beautiful. My grandfather loved Rhododendrons and grew some beautiful specimines out on the Oregon coast. I just wish I lived in a climate where they did half as well so I could have some of his hybrids.

I know what you mean about summer being for other things besides quilting. I live in a townhouse so I don't have to do all of the outside maintenance chores -- so I use that time for my quilting. But, I know if I didn't I would probably switch to small projects that were easily finished for the summer and save my major work for the fall/winter. Hang in there -- you will get done what you can get done. And it will be fine.

YankeeQuilter said...

I am with you...if the sun is shining I want to be outside. There are enough days to hide from the rain and quilt. Good luck with the cleaning/organizing!

Carol E. said...

It is really hard to balance all our needs and wants and the pull of things we must do in our daily lives. Sometimes it gets to be too much, and I don't even feel like sewing! I have decided that's OK, and I just don't push it. I know the inspiration always comes back. Maybe you just need a break so it's new and fresh again when you come back to it.