Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Forward

Coming around the bend...Today..was the first time I have been able to look at this picture in a year.
A whole year!!!!  I took it from being upside down on a shelf, to a position in sewing room number 2.
Now,I can let him guide me in my times of stress..A huge growth spurt for me.
 
Today was the first time in a year, that I have been able to go to the back deck at all...
never mind, sipping tea and reading...OMG
The first time to chill and relax in the sun on school break.
The first showing of a finished quilt in forever ago.
This scrap quilt was supposed to be yellow and navy...
How it turned out pink is way beyond me..
Guess working out the balance of values..made it so.
It is waiting now for someone who needs a Cotton and Steel boost.
 The first enjoyment of spring for me.
 And for me, the first time cutting out squares, instead of applique with my Accu-Go cutter.
I have had it for 3 years...seldom used.
 This new $10 sewing machine seems to be a bust for now.
So I am  using the nice cabinet for the cutter.  Maybe with my arthritis,
 I should have had an electric one..
but I am thrilled with the one I have.
 I am going to try a charm baby quilt.  Using the Foust scraps tonight.
A lovely day.
 A big thanks to my Wednesday night quilting group for helping me process my particulars and loving me despite the OMG challenges...xxoo

7 comments:

Gisela Suski said...

So glad to hear from you. I am finally using my Baby go machine. Thank you for the lovely photos.

Karaquilts said...

What a comforting post. I read it again and then again. The pictures so perfectly capture the peace of springtime and renewal ~ ~ in you and in your family and your home. With a beautiful quilt to top it off!

Rachaeldaisy said...

It so good that you have that photo out again. and to sit on the deck. Enjoy the spring sunshine.

Courtney said...

I am so proud of you, Diane! What amazing progress. It's amazing what you have weathered in a year. Xoxox

Mystic Quilter said...

So pleased to read this post Diane - I think you are amazing!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

That is a lovely picture of your man. You have a gorgeous outdoor space for the grandies to play in, I love the photo of them on the benches. I hope the weather stays fine for more outside days.
Hugs

smazoochie said...

Those are significant steps for you. Congratulations. We know you aren't "all better" just learning to live with your losses.

Even if it is just a table, your $10 machine was a good buy!